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  • 23 tips to guide you through your next VC deal [Infographic]

    Raising capital is often seen as one of the biggest challenges startups have growing up. And rightfully so, getting your hands on runway capital is tricky business, though it doesn't have to be. Y Combinator founder Paul Graham once jotted down the top characteristics of venture capitalists, coining it the Hackers Guide to Investors. Although Graham's pointers are nearly a decade old, he does make a few good ones you can take learn from. For instance, he explains that while money is important, it's not as important as the expertise that comes with it. "What separates the great investors from the...

  • SA’s startup industry: all the stats and numbers you need to know [Infographic]

    The Ventureburn Startup Survey is packed with insights, from the shifting demographics of South Africa's startup landscape to a reaffirmation in the belief that funding is a major challenge for most entrepreneurs. The survey indicates a surge in black entrepreneurship and that just under half of all startups are created by founders in their 20s. The survey also confirms that the home of startups is the Silicon Cape, with just under 59% of all startups indicating they reside in the Western Cape. It's a lot to digest. That's why we've put together this infographic, which gives you an overview of...

  • Standard Bank highlights US investment opportunities in Africa [Infographic]

    According to recent research done by Standard Bank in South Africa, the greater continent offers US multinationals a compelling trade and investment opportunity thanks to the rapid economic growth rates across the continent, along with burgeoning population growth and increasing urbanisation. This nifty infographic below gives a comprehensive, colourful overview of US -- Africa's trade and investment opportunities: Click on image for actual size. As also found by an Ernst & Young report earlier this year, Foreign Direct Investment has increased together with Sub-Saharan Africa's attractiveness to investors. As shown in the infographic above, economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa has exceeded five...

  • Lamudi boasts 250k property listings, celebrates growth with this infographic

    Africa Internet Holding's (AIH) online property listings brand Lamudi is six months old and now operates in 25 countries across Africa, Asia and South America. The company has released an infographic highlighting its extraordinary growth path since it launched in October 2013. It boasts over 250 000 properties listed which means it recorded a 100% increase on the 100 000 properties that were listed on Lamudi in February of this year. Aneesa Arshad, CEO of Lamudi East & Southern Africa commented on this impressive growth. "In six months we have grown to a strong global network with over...

  • What the SA job scene looks like for developers [Infographic]

    In an effort to paint a picture of what the demand and expectations in South Africa's job world might look like for developers, local developer Eshaam Rabaney recently created this awesome infographic titled The State of Developer Recruitment 2014. The global economy is gearing more and more towards an information-based network where the demand for skills is crucial for job creation and growth. According to a study done by the World Economic Forum, The Global Information Technology Report 2013, South Africa's ICT infrastructure is ranked 70th in the world. "A still-costly access to ICT infrastructure and relatively low levels of...

  • China’s mobile commerce 2014 reveals online shopping habits [Infographic]

    We know that China's ecommerce market is set to see US$274.5 billion in spending in 2014, but how much of that will be done from mobile devices? The answer is, by the best estimates, US$51.62 billion spent via mobile commerce this year. That's nearly double the mcommerce tally in 2013. Now that smartphones account for over 80% of China's new phone sales, it's inevitable that the m-commerce sector is growing faster than the ecommerce industry itself. It's time for all ecommerce companies to pay a lot more attention to their phone and tablet apps. A new infographic by Go Globe compiles...

  • Waabeh shows snapshot of Africa’s music streaming industry [infographic]

    Online music streaming has been booming ever since iTunes was released more than a decade ago. With African content for Africans in mind, services such as Nigeria's iRoking and Kenya's Waabeh are steadily increasing their online footprints, not only in their respective regions, but internationally as well. The latter recently released an infographic of its performance in the last year, which gives us a snapshot of what the African music streaming industry might look like. Since launching in 2013, Waabeh has managed to become the local go-to place for Kenyan artists to easily upload and distribute their music,...

  • Flexibility vs instability: pros and cons of working at a startup [Infographic]

    Like most things in life, working at a young dynamic startup company has its ups and downs. A recent unofficial survey of more than 150 startup employees suggests that low pay and lack of company structure are what concern them the most. What the survey has noted is that many of a startup company's characteristics are double-edged swords. For instance, having an open-minded work environment might mean that there'll be more space for your ideas but it lacks organisational structure. That and low salary-compensation for your work were rated as being the most concerning downsides of working at a...

  • 20 of the world’s hottest startup cities [Infographic]

    Interested in startups outside the Valley? Intuit just released this interesting infographic that breaks down the world’s top startup cities into eight key areas that distinguish them as major startup hubs: startup output, funding, performance, entrepreneurial mindset, trendsetting, support, talent, and differentiation. Of course, topping the list is Silicon Valley, but just behind is Tel Aviv. But given major acquisitions like billion-dollar Waze, which sold recently to Google, clearly Israel’s second biggest city has got the gumption for startups. In 17th, 18th, and 19th places you can see Singapore, Melbourne, and Bangalore, thus making a total of four from Asia....

  • China’s luxury ecommerce market to be worth $27 billion in 2013

    China’s ecommerce market looks set to be worth $296-billion in 2013 as China surpasses America to be the world’s top e-commerce market. In that industry, one of the most interesting and international segments is Chinese luxury ecommerce. According to a new report by Washington-based Observer Solutions today, the country’s online luxury sales will be worth an estimated $27-billion this year. The report’s authors also made an infographic (see below) that outlines the numbers and key players in this high-end sector in China. It’s structured around four reasons why luxury brands should leap into China right now if they haven’t done...