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SA payments startup Yoco raises $16m in funding

South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, Yoco, has raised $16million in a Series B funding round led by Partech, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley...

7 Sep 2018


PayPal co-founder raises $100m for new payments startup

WASHINGTON - Affirm, a startup led by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, said on Thursday it secured $100m in financing to expand its consumer lending business that aims to disrupt the credit card industry...

17 Oct 2016


Midas Awards reveals inaugural Brand Rankings Report

NEW YORK CITY, US: MasterCard, Absa, Citibank Top the List.

20 Jan 2015


Vox Media raises capital for global expansion

WASHINGTON DC, US: Vox Media, publisher of online news sites including The Verge and SB Nation, said on Monday it raised fresh capital, giving it a reported $380m value and fueling expansion plans...

3 Dec 2014


Midas Awards World's Best Financial Advertising: 2013 Shortlist

NEW YORK CITY, US: USA leads with 61 Shortlisted entries, followed by South Africa, Turkey, and Australia.

5 Dec 2013


New crowdfund plan aids start-ups with expertise, cash

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Crowdfunding gets a new twist on Thursday with the launch of an online platform that offers start-ups ideas and expertise as well as cash.

25 Aug 2013


SABLE Accelerator launched to tap SA brainpower

PALO ALTO, US: South Africa's untapped brains trust and knowledge network of expatriate assets around the world will soon be activated to help the country be more competitive in realising a better return on innovation and entrepreneurship across both the private and public sectors.

8 Aug 2012


2012 Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising: Call for entries

NEW YORK, US: The World's Best Financial Advertising, presented by the Midas Awards, has announced its call for entries. The Midas Awards is claimed to be the only international competition to recognise excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale. Among the companies honoured in the 2011 Midas Report was SA's The Jupiter Drawing Room.

28 Jun 2012


IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012