Jacques Coetzee

South Africa 

Staff reporter for Venture Burn. His interests in writing and journalism grew more over the last few years with a keen focus on current trends in technological innovation and social development. He is currently teaching English as a second language in South Korea and looking to further his interests and education in writing.

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a geek since Nov 2014

Entrepreneurship

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Travel booking site Travelstart lands $40 million, asserts investor confidence

The significant capital injection again reaffirms investor confidence in South Africa as a fruitful market for internet companies — a space which has seen growing [Read More...]
  Feb 05, 2016
Photo Credit: PR, Foundation for Space Development in South Africa

What do South Africa’s startup founders look like, and what drives them?

The Ventureburn Startup Survey aims to uncover the “true picture of the South African startup landscape.” Here is what we found
Aug 24, 2015

Startups in South Africa: All the stats and numbers you need to know [Infographic]

It’s a lot to digest. That’s why we’ve put together this infographic
Aug 21, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about South Africa’s startup ecosystem but were afraid to ask

Ventureburn’s thorough survey of the South African startup scene reveals that it’s not all glamour and stock options
Jul 05, 2015

Industry

AgriProtein: the company using flies, our waste to keep the planet from eating itself

AgriProtein's technology uses flies to recycle organic waste into protein that can be used for animal feed.
Sep 04, 2015

Hong Kong VC firm partners with Nairobi, Cape Town Garage

This new partnership aims to connect three major tech hubs in Asia and Africa, and will give startups in Kenya, South Africa and Hong Kong the opportunity to expand into [Read More...]
   Sep 01, 2015

Why South Africa really needs to embrace the Maker Movement

In many ways the South African tech scene is still in its infancy. The Maker Movement could provide the boost needed to take innovation in Africa to the next level.
Aug 25, 2015

Convergence Partners announces $20m investment to stimulate tech in West Africa

This investment could be the boost the West African tech scene needs to become a thriving startup hub.
Aug 12, 2015
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News

Study finds impact investment deployed in West Africa amounts to $852m in 2014

The study revealed that US $6.8-billion direct impact investment has been deployed within the last decade in West Africa.
   Dec 04, 2015

Convergence Partners announces $20m investment to stimulate tech in West Africa

This investment could be the boost the West African tech scene needs to become a thriving startup hub.
Aug 12, 2015

Kenya’s million dollar bitcoin startup BitPesa expands to Tanzania

"We’re the first company on the planet to link mobile money with bitcoin," company CEO Elizabeth Rossiello boasted. "About 97% of the people in Kenya use mobile money. [Read More...]
May 19, 2015

Free WiFi initiative launches mobile-friendly VoD service in South Africa

Project Isizwe has launched WiFi TV, a mobile-friendly video-on-demand (VoD) service available for unlimited access in South Africa.
Nov 06, 2014

Venture Capital

Greentech

Affordable greenhouse company recognised as best startup in Kenya

This Kenyan startup has been invited to go to Switzerland in February next year where it will stand a chance of winning $500 000 in equity investment.
Oct 06, 2015

AgriProtein: The company using flies, our waste, to keep the planet from eating itself

Based in Cape Town, the company uses flies to recycle organic waste into protein that can be used for animal feed
Jul 12, 2015