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Tom Jackson

Co-founder @DisruptAfrica
Location:South Africa


    Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa.


    Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

    Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa

    By Tom Jackson 1 day ago


    African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

    South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events

    By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017


    Speakers announced for Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

    The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali

    By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017


    SA's Droppa plans Cape Town, Durban rollouts next year

    South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni

    By Tom Jackson 27 Nov 2017


    SA's WumDrop acquired by Makro

    Cash and carry chain store Makro has acquired a majority stake in South African last mile delivery startup WumDrop, in a move that will allow it to speed up delivery of orders

    By Tom Jackson 22 Nov 2017


    SA's Wezart helps African artists sell to world

    South African art and fashion marketplace Wezart is helping African artists and designers sell to the rest of the world via its e-commerce platform

    By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2017


    MySidekick shopping app launches across SA

    South African startup MySidekick has launched its free Android-based shopping app across the country, offering users special deals from retailers such as Clicks, Dis-Chem and Volpes

    By Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2017


    Cape Town drone company UAV Industries raises $499k

    Cape Town-based drone operator UAV Industries has raised R6.84m ($499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, the first direct investment made by Glenheim's Section 12J fund

    By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2017


    SA e-commerce startup Pet Heaven sees 120% yearly growth

    South African startup Pet Heaven, an online pet food delivery service, has seen 120 per cent growth over the last year on the back of raising funding from Silvertree Internet Holdings

    By Tom Jackson 23 Oct 2017


    Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

    Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding

    By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017


    #MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

    Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups

    By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017


    Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

    Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available

    By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017


    Nairobi's iHub launches “Open House Fridays”

    Kenyan innovation space the iHub has announced “Open House Fridays”, which offers local techies and entrepreneurs free use of the hub's co-working space every Friday in October

    By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2017


    Five SA startups finalists in Accenture Innovation Awards

    Five South African startups have been named finalists in this year's edition of the Accenture Innovation Awards, which rewards forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting industries

    By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2017


    Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator

    African mobility startups are invited to apply for the Man Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator, which offers access to mentorship and visits to mobility hotspots in Cape Town, Mumbai, Munich, and San Francisco

    By Tom Jackson 29 Sep 2017


    #InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

    Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century

    By Tom Jackson 22 Sep 2017


    Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

    Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products

    By Tom Jackson 12 Sep 2017


    African game developers can enter $200k Microsoft challenge

    African game developers have been invited to enter Microsoft's Dream.Build.Play challenge, which is giving away $200,000 in prize money across four categories

    By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2017


    She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups

    She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme

    By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017


    SA e-commerce startup SnapnSave raises $1m

    South African online shopping community SnapnSave has raised R14 million ($1 million) from Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group

    By Tom Jackson 18 Aug 2017

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