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Stephen Timm writes on small business in emerging economies through his regular blog Small Business Insight. He is currently a writer and editor for Ventureburn.com.
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Burn Media's founder, Matthew Buckland.
Burn Media to embark on aggressive growth after deal to go solo - Buckland

The Burn Media Group, a media stable with publications that include Ventureburn and Memeburn, has broken away from M&C Saatchi Abel's digital agency Creative Spark and has embarked upon a new "aggressive" growth curve, says Burn Media's founder...

By Stephen Timm 7 Jun 2018

Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy
Tech startups crucial to Pick n Pay's technology strategy

South African retail giant, Pick n Pay, has in the last year worked closely with “at least” ten startups on various projects that have been delivered into the business, says the retailer's deputy CEO Richard van Rensburg...

By Stephen Timm 7 Sep 2017

Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale
Chance meeting helped SA startup GetSmarter secure over $100m sale

A chance meeting with US listed company 2U's CEO Chip Paucek in October last year set Cape Town based SA edtech startup GetSmarter on the road to being acquired by the US firm in a $103-million deal...

By Stephen Timm 3 May 2017

MBAid inspires Henley UK MBA students
MBAid inspires Henley UK MBA students

Four years ago, amid the 2008 global financial crisis, mortgage banker James Wiedenhoeft - having refused to sell the sub-prime housing mortgages that set the crisis off - closed his US firm, bought a sailing boat and took to the Caribbean.

By Stephen Timm 31 Oct 2012

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