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South Africa Venture Capital: An opportunity for International Investors

Written by John Causey on Friday, 14 March 2014.

South Africa offers international venture investors a value proposition unlike any other country in Africa. As the largest economy in Africa and the 28th biggest globally, the country leads not only in areas of economic output but also corporate governance, ease of doing business, investor protections and more. There are only two internationally ranked Universities in sub-Saharan Africa, and they are both in South Africa. For these and other reasons, this is arguably the best African country to grow sophisticated companies with ambitions to scale into the rest of Africa and beyond.

entrepreneurcountry Launches in South Africa

Written by entrepreneurcountry on Tuesday, 04 March 2014.

entrepreneurcountry South Africa creates opportunities for local digital start-ups

entrepreneurcountry (EC) is a global online discovery platform that enables Digital "Davids" to profile themselves and connect with Corporate "Goliaths" to unlock value and opportunities through their respective strengths. This symbiotic relationship, defined by the concept of Ecosystem Economics™, was coined by Julie Meyer, a global entrepreneur who is amongst Europe's finest leaders in terms of venture capital, having herself built and successfully exited a start-up business and paved the way for many other entrepreneurs to find their feet and raise funds to launch their ventures.

Taking entrepreneurcountry to South Africa

Written by Kelly Dolan on Friday, 18 October 2013.

As entrepreneurcountry launches across the globe, I asked Zulfiq Isaacs, a successful entrepreneur based in South Africa, why he chose to be an entrepreneurcountry regional affiliate.

PayCorp Agrees Bright Office Payments Deal

Written by entrepreneurcountry on Wednesday, 16 October 2013.

Payments solutions business Pay Corporation, part of Boxhill Technologies PLC, has signed an agreement with CRM software business Bright Office, further extending its reach outside of the gaming and lottery sectors.

An Open Door To Funding For Entrepreneurs

Written by entrepreneurcountry on Tuesday, 15 October 2013.

On Friday 1st November, the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference will be offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from the founders of various crowdfunding platforms, as well as meet with likeminded business owners and investors. 

Arianna Huffington To Address Future Leaders in Johannesburg

Written by Kelly Dolan on Friday, 27 September 2013.

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, is today announced as Counsellor at this year’s One Young World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, taking place 2-5 October.


Written by Adam Baldwin on Tuesday, 24 September 2013.

Monitise plc (LSE: MONI.L) is the global trusted enabler in Mobile Money solutions, with proven technology and expertise to enable financial institutions and other service providers to offer a wide range of mobile banking, payments and commerce services to their customers in developed, emerging and hybrid territories.


Written by Adam Baldwin on Tuesday, 24 September 2013.

SoundOut is a web based music technology and data company using crowdsourcing and the wisdom of crowds to predict the market potential and demographic resonance of new music.

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