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  • Want funding for your fintech? Try the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator

    If your fintech startup is looking for funding, you might want to apply to the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. The six-month virtual accelerator programme is open to startups from around the world and aims to assist those creating solutions for enterprise customers. Potential equity investments of up to $1-million in selected startups are up for grabs. The Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator will provide selected startups with equity investments of up to $1-million Startups involved in analytics, big data, artificial intelligence, mobile, cyber security, payments, blockchain, robotics, digital marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), authentication, wearables, and operations, among others fields will be considered for the programme. Selected...

  • Company Office

    Securing the right investor for every stage of your business

    So you’ve nailed down the big idea, you’ve got the inspiration, and you’ve laid out a savvy business plan - now all you need is the right investor (or investors) to get your startup off the ground. For many new entrepreneurs, this is the hardest part (so far)…it usually requires pitching your idea (and essentially, pitching yourself), to family and friends, and as the business grows, to angel/seed investors and venture capitalists. It requires asking people to place their money and trust in you and your ability to make something out of nothing. For even the most self-assured among...

  • Cloud accounting platform Accounteer wins $50k MEST Africa Challenge

    Nigerian cloud accounting platform Accounteer was yesterday selected as the winner of the inaugural $50 000 MEST Africa Challenge. The pitch competition was held yesterday (21 June) on the final day of the MEST Africa Summit at the Waterfront in Cape Town. Accounteer out-pitched three other startups to win the MEST Africa Challenge $50 000 equity investment prize Accounteer pitched against Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe, Kenyan fintech Data Integrated, and South African livestock trading platfrom Swift Vee for the grand prize. Read more: MEST Africa announces four regional winners that will pitch in $50k challenge During the pitch, Accounteer business developer Adegboye Henry (pictured above) said the startup has 200...

  • VC4A in search for eight high-growth startups to showcase at investor summit

    Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A) is calling on disruptive African scale-ups that are looking to raise Series A funding of between $250 000 and $5-million to apply for its VC4A Venture Showcase - Series A. Interested startups have until 20 August to apply. VC4A will showcase the top eight startups at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit which will take place on 11 and 12 November in Cape Town. VC4A will through the VC4A Venture Showcase -Series A platform select eight startups to pitch at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit The eight selected startups will each be offered an all-expenses-paid trip to...

  • Joburg hub Blockstarters on hunt for $450k to assist blockchain startups

    Newly launched Joburg hub Blockstarters is looking to raise $450 000 to help fund business support services for at least eight blockchain startups, the hub's CEO Kreaan Singh revealed today. The hub officially launched on 5 June and is currently assisting seven blockchain startups, including Zimbabwean crypto exchange Golix -- which last month told Zimbabwean customers that they would not be able to use the exchange to draw currency like US dollars or Euros (see the story here). Speaking to Ventureburn today, Singh confirmed that corporate companies are among those the hub has so far approached to raise the funding which would cover mentorship as well as technical...

  • Morocco will need to be innovative like startup Hooplacar to shock Portugal

    Morocco take on Portugal this afternoon at 2pm (Central African Time). After Portugal's spectacular match with Spain, which saw Cristiano Ronaldo pull off a hat-trick, the Atlas Lions will have to be a little innovative to shock the Portuguese. Good thing that the Moroccans are an innovative bunch, take Moroccan startup Hooplacar and its approach to advertising for example. The startup was founded last year by CEO Salmane Berraoui (pictured above, right), managing partner Jounaid Anasse and Mehdi Benayad (pictured above, left). Hooplacar is only a year-old and already has 6500 drivers on its platform The trio manage a fleet of 6500 cars carrying...

  • Can Egypt help Africa save face? This savings platform could show them how

    After last week's agonising 1-o loss to Uruguay, Egypt will tonight, at 8pm Central African Time, take on hosts Russia amid speculation on the fitness of top scorer Mohamed Salah. Will Salah, the Egyptian King, be able to deliver like he promised? And more importantly, can the Pharaohs win their first match at the World Cup tonight, and possibly help Africa save face? Maybe the team should look to Egyptian startup Money Fellows for inspiration -- the company knows all there is to know about saving. Money Fellows is reported to have raised up to $800 000 in funding since launch CEO Ahmed Wadi (pictured above) founded collaborative...

  • ‘Rating platform Hi5 bagging 20 to 40 new clients a month after R2.5m funding’

    Four months after securing R2.5-million in seed funding from Cape Town-based investment fund Getihu, Hi5 CEO and founder Gary Willmott claims the startup is adding an average of between 20 and 40 new clients monthly. "We are just about to go over the the 6000-user mark and have just hit a milestone for the 10 000th Hi5," says Willmott (pictured above), who platform allows staff in workplaces to rate one another. He says the R2.5-million investment deal -- which was concluded in March for a 25% stake in the startup -- will enable the platform to "scale product and business development within South Africa and the region over...

  • Third annual MEST Africa Summit now underway in Cape Town

    The third annual MEST Africa Summit is now underway in Cape Town. The conference, which kicked off last night, will see investors, corporates and startups discuss the challenges and opportunities for startups as they scale to new African markets. Over 200 attendees from over 40 countries are expected at the summit, which takes place at Avenue Cape Town, a conference venue in the Waterfront, to listen to over 65 speakers. These include among others, MTN CTO Herman Singh, Facebook's Europe Middle East and Africa director of platform partnerships Julien Decot and Merck Accelerator head Munya Chivasa. The last day of the MEST Africa Summit will...

  • Will the Teranga Lions roar and dominate like Senegalese startup CoinAfrique?

    Senegal take on Poland today at 5pm (Central African Time) in their second appearance at a World Cup. In order to make it past the other teams in Group H, Senegal will have to dominate its competitors, much like Senegalese classifieds platform CoinAfrique has. The startup -- which was founded in 2014 by Matthias Papet and Eric Genêtre -- is one of the first mobile marketplaces for French-speaking Africans. With operations in 17 countries across Francophone Africa, and a claimed 657 000 downloads of its app (since the app was launched in 2015) Papet and Genêtre are scaling the platform as fast as Senegal's lightning-quick...

  • As selection date nears 22 shortlisted for Startupbootcamp Cape Town accelerator

    Startupbootcamp (SBC) Africa has announced the names of the top 22 startups selected to attend selections days for the organisation's Cape Town accelerator. This is the final step in the selection process before SBC Africa next month announces the final 10 startups that will take part in its second Startupbootcamp Cape Town accelerator. The acceleration programme kicks off in August. In a statement yesterday (18 June), SBC Africa co-founder and CEO Philip Kiracofe said selecting the finalists had been "an intense process due to the exceptionally high calibre of startups applying to the programme from across the continent". "From 1004 applications we have managed to narrow...

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