Centbee, a Johannesburg, South Africa-based Bitcoin wallet and merchant payment ecosystem, raised an equity funding from nChain, a blockchain research and development firm.
Pineapple (Formerly know as Amyti), a Johannesburg, South Africa-based insurtech startup, raised ZAR5.2m (approx. US$400k) in seed funding.
Inspired, a premium schools group in Europe, Australia, Africa and Latin America, received a private equity investment from TA Associates.
AllLife, a Johannesburg, South Africa-based insurtech startup focused on providing innovative life insurance products for those living with HIV and diabetes, closed a funding round of undisclosed amount.
Takealot Online (Pty) Ltd, a Cape Town, South Africa-based eCommerce company, receives a R960m (approx. $69m) investment from Naspers (NPN.SJ and LSE: NPSN).
Pargo, a Cape Town, South Africa-based high tech logistics and fulfillment company, secured over R15m in equity funding.
Eventerprise.com, a Cape Town, South Africa – based global events platform that connects event-related businesses with potential clients, raised $400k in funding.
South Africa-based online lending platform Lulalend raised a new round of financing of undisclosed amount.
Zoona, a Cape Town, South Africa-based fintech company, raised $15m in Series B financing.
Cape Town, South Africa-based firm 4Di Capital held a R256m (approx. $17.5m) first closing of a new technology venture capital fund.
Snapt, a Johannesburg, South Africa-based provider of load balancing, web acceleration and security software, received $1m in growth funding.
Giraffe, a South African-based low-cost automated recruitment service, closed a seed round of funding.
Hepstar, a Cape Town, South Africa-based digital insurance distributor, raised US$2m in funding.
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, acquired WooThemes, the company that creates themes and plugins for the same CMS ecosystem. The amount of the acquisition was not disclosed. Following the deal, WooThemes products (extensions, themes, etc.), licenses and experience will continue as before. The team of 55 people in 16 countries will be added to Automattic’s 325 people in 37 […]
South African social photography app Over won the award at U-Start Conference Milan, which took place last week in Milan. The startup secured final stage funding, plus a coveted place at U-Start’s International Investor Road Show beating 19 global contenders from South America, Russia, Africa and Europe who participated at the live pitch competition. Led […]