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“The offering” – Standard Bank’s solution co-created with accountants and entrepreneurs

If you could design a banking solution for your startup, would it look like a traditional bank offering? Standard Bank is betting on no, gathering a tech and customer-focused team and giving them major leeway to experiment with the entrepreneur banking model. According to Standard Bank’s Angé Baard, Paton Raman,…


Added by CFO South Africa on October 12, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

World Bank lines up startups for XL Africa accelerator

The World Bank has selected 20 startups to participate in its XL Africa accelerator programme, which offers help in securing early stage funding, a tailored curriculum and mentoring from a range of experts. A number of investment groups support the programme, which will see participants engaging online before…


Added by CFO South Africa on September 1, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Naspers invests R5.6 billion in food delivery company

JSE-listed internet and entertainment group Naspers has said it will be investing R5.6 billion (€387 million) in Delivery Hero, an online food ordering and delivery company and one of Europe’s biggest startups.…


Added by CFO South Africa on May 16, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

First African FinTech accelerator launched in Cape Town

Startupbootcamp has launched its new Cape Town-based FinTech accelerator. This global industry-focused accelerator group has 18 programmes across 13 countries and has seen value in now setting up a footprint in Africa.

Startups from around the world can apply now to be part of the…


Added by CFO South Africa on April 25, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

African FinTechs garnered most investment in 2016

African FinTechs received the lion’s share of the $129 million invested in 146 of the continent’s tech startups in 2016, accounting for a combined $31,4 million, according to Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding Report. It was followed by the agricultural sector.

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 20, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Egyptian startups receive £1m boost

The British Embassy in Cairo is pumping a million pounds into the thriving Egyptian tech landscape in a show of support for the North African nation's entrepreneurs.

“Many of these have already been on display at this year’s RISEUP summit, which HMA John Casson was excited to be speak at last week…


Added by CFO South Africa on December 28, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Funding and regulation hindering startup success South Africa

Industry experts agree that South African startups have what it takes to succeed on the global stage, but structural issues are hindering development. While executives from South Africa’s leading enterprise development incubators are bullish about the progress being made and about the standard of South…


Added by CFO South Africa on November 23, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Great energy at launch of FinTech Africa community

A group of energetic investors, entrepreneurs, bankers and lawyers met at the office of Norton Rose Fulbright in Sandton on Tuesday 17 March 2015 to discuss the massive opportunities FinTech initiatives have to propel change in Africa. They gathering was the founding meeting of FinTech…


Added by Joël Roerig on March 18, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

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