Throwback: WeeTracker’s UberPitch – Gone in 90 seconds!

By  |  May 31, 2020

In a quiet and cosy pizza place in Sea Point, Cape Town, founders of a 3 months young media startup (Read WeeTracker) were excitedly arguing over shortlisting the four finalists who’d get a chance to pitch their ideas to top startup investors in South Africa. 

This was a big deal, not only for the four finalists but for us as well. As founders of a 3-month-old startup, we had cracked a partnership with world’s largest ride-hailing company, Uber. We weren’t able to get past the excitement. The excitement of putting our plans into action. 

There’s no telling who was more nervous, us taking a crack at this web series OR the startup founders who had just 90 seconds to pitch OR the venture capitalists who had to make a call to invest, all in the backseat of a taxi!

The series turned out amazing. Binge watch the videos below to see some African entrepreneurs and investors in action.

Episode 1 –  Anotnio Brunie, Picup Technologies Pitching To Keet Van Zyl, Knife Capital

The first episode features one of the prominent VCs in South Africa, Keet Van Zyl & PicUp Technologies, a last-mile delivery solution. 

Keet Van Zyl of Knife Capital SA

Episode 2 – Sne Khumalo, AutoGuard SA Pitching To Brett Commaille, AngelHub Ventures 

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Sinenhlanhla Khumalo, flew to Cape Town from Durban to pitch his idea of an e-servicing platform for Automobiles to the seasoned investor, Brett Commaille. 

Brett Commaille of AngelHub Ventures

Episode 3 – Tobie Van Zyl, Bettr Finance To Zachariah George

Neo Banking solution for South Africa, Bettr Finance was able to raise ZAR 100K from Zachariah George, an active angel investor. 

Zachariah George of Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Episode 4 – Jonathan Myburg, VibeScout Pitching to LaunchLabs South Africa

Jonathan, CEO of a hyperlocal discovery platform pitches his idea to LaunchLab CEO. 

Jonathan Myburgh of Vibescout SA

A shoutout to the lovely team at UBER SA, all the participants and the team at WT who made this possible.

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