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Vodacom launches alternative funding solution for SMEs

By Ryan Noik 21 November 2019

Vodacom has announced another alternative to SMEs that need funding but have too few options to start or grow their business. FULL STORY >

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Reinventing SME funding

By Opinion 8 August 2019

By Miguel Da Silva, MD of Funding at Retail Capital FULL STORY >

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Sincere collaboration needed to drive future-proof funding models

By Press Release 11 September 2018

Vodacom Group CEO, Shameel Joosub shared his thoughts ahead of the 3rd Ministerial Round Table: “Financing Digital Development” at the ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban. FULL STORY >

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Keychain Game Boy, the PocketSprite, coming to fruition via crowdfunding

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 February 2018

Currently being crowdfunded, the PocketSprite is the mini Game Boy your inner geek has been waiting for. FULL STORY >

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SME failure rate set to spike unless funding issue is addressed

By Opinion 29 November 2017

According to Lulalend CEO Trevor Gosling, traditional lenders have lost their appetite for short-term unsecured business lending, leaving many SMEs with limited options for accessing much-needed – often life-saving – funding. FULL STORY >

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Bose targets quiet sleepers with noise-masking sleepbuds

By Staff Writer 15 November 2017

Bose looks set to release what they call “noise-masking sleepbuds” aimed at those for whom sleep is all too easily interrupted by external noises. Interestingly, it’s not done through the regular internal channels, but rather as a... FULL STORY >

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Slack raises new round of funding with a $5.1 Billion valuation from SoftBank

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 September 2017

The workplace collaboration platform shows no signs of slowing down as SoftBank closes an estimated $250 million round of funding, valuing Slack at $5 billion in the process. FULL STORY >

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Kickstarter for Amabrush is as crazy as it looks

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 July 2017

An automatic toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 10 seconds. Yeah, why not? FULL STORY >

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Pong coffee table a step closer to reality after Kickstarter funding

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 April 2017

An homage to the original Atari game, the Pong coffee table takes one further step to reality with a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture production-grade versions. FULL STORY >

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Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres

By Press Release 15 March 2017

Teraco today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion. FULL STORY >

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Apocalypse Now game turns to own website to raise $5.9 million

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 February 2017

Opting to forego Kickstarter, developers Erebus LLC have created their own website in order to crowdfund their movie-to-game adaptation for Apocalypse Now, with a new $5.9 million goal. FULL STORY >

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Show me the money: Five funding options Small & Medium Businesses can consider

By Press Release 4 October 2016

Risk and reward are the fundamentals of every business. In the Small & Medium Business segment, this cannot be more true. For start-ups and existing small entities that need to grow, capital or cash flow funding is... FULL STORY >

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The Samsung WELT smart belt has surfaced on Kickstarter

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 September 2016

The WELT, or Wellness Belt is a piece of wearable technology that Samsung showed off at CES this year. Now, it's begun a Kickstarter project. FULL STORY >

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South African identity solution - ThisIsMe - expanding internationally with $2.5m funding

By Press Release 12 May 2016

ThisIsMe, a tech solutions company conceived by South African tech entrepreneurs, has set its sights on expanding into both the African and International markets this year, following success in the... FULL STORY >

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PayPal eliminating Purchase Protection for crowdfunding platforms

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2016

In a recent policy update, PayPal will be eliminating its Purchase Protection cover for users funding online campaigns, citing project failure rates. FULL STORY >

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