Browsing: Start-ups

Bitcoin bounty hunters could help stem the tide of movies leaking online illegally if a South African start-up has its way. Stellenbosch-based Custos Media Technologies says it’s common for the film industry to send out pre-release digital copies of movies to recipients such as reviewers or

Giraffe, the South African start-up using technology to help tackle unemployment in South Africa through an automated recruitment service, has announced it has raised a seed round of funding led by Silicon Valley venture firm Omidyar Network. The parties have not

Cape Town-based Wi-Fi start-up Asimmetric has raised a “seven-figure US dollar amount” in new funding from venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Founded by experts in the telecommunications industry, Asimmetric

The new accelerator programme for financial technology start-ups backed by Barclays Africa and US accelerator Techstars has announced the names of 10 companies that have been selected to take part. More than 400 applications had been received

South African Internet micro-jobbing service Money for Jam (M4Jam) has ceased trading after failing to make a profit, the company’s CEO Andre Hugo has said. M4Jam was launched

South African-born Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vinny Lingham wants to curb identity theft with his latest venture, called Civic. Lingham shot to Silicon Valley fame when he sold his virtual gift card service Gyft to First Data for more than US$50m in 2014

Hot on the heels of its announcement that, with MTN, it will invest US$40m (about R650m) in African-focused online travel agency Travelstart, UK technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners has revealed another investment, this time in