Глобальный индекс экосистем стартапов 2022

2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 194 Our Ecosystem Partner Startup Ecosystem Overview The South African startup ecosystem is one of the most promising on the continent. With economically successful cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa has a vibrant, private sector led startup scene. Cape Town in particular has emerged as a tech hub, and has attracted direct foreign investment as well as talented workers from around the country. It is easily Africa’s biggest digital nomad hub, and there has been massive growth in available funding for early-stage investment thanks to forward thinking public initiatives. A major milestone for this country is the coming together of a network of startup ecosystem stakeholders to create the South Africa Startup Act. This initiative sets out to create a favorable policy environment for entrepreneurship with support from the public sector. With Naspers investing heavily in South African tech entrepreneurs, and VCs like Knife Capital commiting to funding startups, South Africa has seen much growth in its startup ecosystems. The Silicon Cape Initiative, Endeavor South Africa, and Digital Collective Africa have been some of the main enablers and promoters driving this growth. South Africa still faces a number of challenges, including a lack of angel investors and brain drain. Going forward, South Africa’s startup founders and entrepreneurs need to focus on creating scalable business models that target the international market. Notable Startups and Ecosystem Champions ÂCell C Sandton, South Africa Cell C is a customer-first mobile operator that promotes digital inclusion to enhance lives. ÂStitch Money Cape Town, South Africa Stitch is an API fintech that makes it easier for businesses to connect to the users' financial accounts, access data and enable payments. ÂSmartWage Cape Town, South Africa SmartWage is a smart solution that gives employees instant access to their earnings. Pantheons ÂNaspers Johannesburg, South Africa Naspers is a global internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Unicorn Early stage Median round: $0.47M Medium and late stage Median round: $5.41M Startups Funding Share

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