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.
Episode 2 – Sne Khumalo, AutoGuard SA Pitching To Brett Commaille, AngelHub Ventures
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.
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.
Episode 4 – Jonathan Myburg, VibeScout Pitching to LaunchLabs South Africa
Jonathan, CEO of a hyperlocal discovery platform pitches his idea to LaunchLab CEO.
A shoutout to the lovely team at UBER SA, all the participants and the team at WT who made this possible.