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SA cognitive automation startup Tautona selected for London-based accelerator

South African cognitive automation company Tautona has been selected to participate in the London-based Lloyds Lab, a mentorship-focused accelerator that gives startups the opportunity of working with insurance firm Lloyds.Formed...
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Kingson Capital, Akro offer SA startups access to 2-week US bootcamp

Venture capital firm Kingson Capital and Akro Accelerate have partnered to give 20 South African startups the chance to pitch for a place on a two-week bootcamp in the United...
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SA’s Lumkani installs shack fire early-warning systems in an additional 20k homes

South African startup Lumkani has installed its early warning fire detection system in an additional 20,000 homes across the country, meaning it has now equipped 40,000 high fire risk homes...
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SA fintech startup uKheshe raises seed funding to broaden financial inclusion

South African fintech startup uKheshe has raised an undisclosed round of seed funding to help it expand usage of its platform, which has been built to broaden financial inclusion.Founded in...
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Applications open for SAVCA Fund Manager Development Programme

Black or female-owned fund managers have until Monday (August 19) to apply for the Fund Manager Development Programme run by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).Launched...
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SA security startup Jonga receives seed investment from Savant Venture Fund

South African security startup Jonga Systems has secured a seed funding round from the Savant Venture Fund to implement its go-to-market strategy.Founded in 2016 by Ntsako Mgiba and Ntando Shezi,...
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Bosch, Founders Factory searching for African smart mobility startups

Global tech firm Bosch and corporate-backed accelerator Founders Factory Africa are looking for African smart mobility startups, with challenge winners to share a US$30,000 cash prize and the potential opportunity...
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How Mauritius-based startup Rwazi promotes competition in the retail space

Mauritian startup Rwazi is providing retail companies with data on the availability, visibility and pricing of their products compared to those of their competitors in real-time, boosting competition and helping...
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New Cape Town programme to help female entrepreneurs grow their businesses

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) has partnered the City of Cape Town to give female entrepreneurs assistance in growing their businesses through the fully-funded Top Tech Tools for...
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SA’s Competition Commission approves Vodacom’s IoT.nxt acquisition

The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved, with conditions, the acquisition of Pretoria-based Internet of Things startup IoT.nxt by mobile operator Vodacom.Disrupt Africa reported in May that Vodacom, South...

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