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The startup — which earlier this month won the Seedstars Johannesburg pitch event — came first ahead of property tech startup HouseMe which was placed second and peer-to-peer storage and parking platform Sxuirell which was placed third. Seven startups in all pitched.
A jury comprised of Naspers Ventures strategy manager Minette Havemann, Nedbank head of disruption and innovation Stuart van de Veen, Seedstars regional manager for Africa Claudia Makadristo and Hybr partner Vuyisa Qabaka (pictured above, right with Franc Group founder and CEO Thomas Brennan) selected the three winners.
Franc Group will now represent South Africa at the Seedstars regional and global summits
Franc Group will now represent South Africa at the Seedstars Africa summit in Tanzania next month and the global summit in Lausanne, Switzerland in April next year. At the global summit, the fintech startup stands a chance to win up to $1-million in funding.
Franc Group was founded in May by CEO Thomas Brennan and aims to give people access to low-cost passive investments.
Through the Franc app — available on both the Google Playstore and the Apple App Store — customers can invest in either the money market and the stock market for only R5 per month with no minimum contribution required.
— Seedstars (@Seedstars) November 14, 2018
Continuing on its world tour of startup scenes, Seedstars World’s next stop is Gambia’s capital Banjul this Saturday (17 November) where the country’s best early-stage startup of the year will be selected at Seedstars Banjul.
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Featured image (left to right): Franc Group CEO Thomas Brennan and Hybr partner Vuyisa Qabaka at the Seedstars SA finals held at Seedspace Cape Town on 14 November.