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Tag: South Africa

Cape Town-based SkillUp Tutors raises undisclosed Series A round from Knife Capital to scale the business internationally

Cape Town-based SkillUp Tutors, an online tutor marketplace has received a Series A funding round from Cape Town-based Knife Capital to accelerate acquisition of learners and tutors, leverage partnerships with content providers and scale the business internationally. According to Matthew Henshall, CEO and Co-Founder of SkillUp. “We are excited to be part of ...

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Block Commodities & Wala to provide $10M in Dala token loans to smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa

Block Commodities, Wala, a blockchain-powered financial services platform, and Dala, a cryptocurrency token issuer aim to bring blockchain-enabled financial services to farmers in developing markets. The initiative will see Block Commodities and FinComEco Joint Venture provide an equivalent of US$10M in Dala token loans to approximately 50,000 smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa, starting in Uganda, in order for them to purchase fertiliser to help ...

WhereIsMyTransport & Facebook to host The CONNECT Series of Hackathons in five cities across Africa

WhereIsMyTransport has partnered with Facebook for Developers to host the 'CONNECT Hackathon Series', with the first event taking place at GEN's 22 on Sloane Campus in Johannesburg from the 19th – 21st January 2018. According to Marsh Reddy, Platform Evangelist from WhereIsMyTransport: “ I think we have put together something really special for Gauteng. ...

Knife Capital participates in a R22m round into a Stockholm IoT startup alongside Candy Crush co-founders

Knife Capital, a Cape Town-based venture capital firm has made its first global investment since opening the London office in a Stockholm-based IoT specialist. The Cape Town-based firm has participated in a R22m funding round by Stockholm-based Mobile and Sensory Technology (MOST). Knife Capital invested alongside some of Europe’s most successful ...

South Africa’s ideas collaboration platform Nectir raises $2m to bring social gamification to your boardroom

Johannesburg-based online ideas collaboration platform Nectir, has raised $2m in seed funding to lead the next wave of business innovation management systems. Using strategy alignment and social gamification elements, the Australian-owned company -- with presence in Sydney, Perth & Canberra, as well as Johannesburg in South Africa has recently launched globally and signed up more than twenty-five corporates, representing ...

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