Havaíc said it has advanced the first round of financing with an allocation for follow-on funding at Instant Property’s option. If the option is exercised, Havaíc will hold in total up to 17% equity stake.
The emergence of the MLS will make it easy to track real estate brokerage business trends and helps potential property seekers save time, money and avoid stress since they do not have to deal with multiple agents.
Steeple, which has been in operation since 2012, says on its website that the company is a “low commission” estate agent platform, where sellers get to show potential buyers around their home and where Steeple takes commission of “only 1.9%”.
Giraffe, the recruitment platform from South Africa, has incited interested after a highly successful funding round. The equity funding was spearheaded by big name Edge Growth’s Vumela Fund, Omidyar Network, Forever Young Capital, and Catapult Trust. After discovering a niche market for businesses and a need to push higher amounts of quality staffing, the Johannesburg-based venture utilizes "mobile technology and proprietary matching algorithms" to allow companies the opportunity to recruit those staff in a method that is more affordable and faster than comparative options. The platform thus serves on both the business front, but also in the realm of alleviated job-seeking stress by
Online marketplace for hiring artisans and local handymen has recently raised $50,000 in seed funding from non-institutional private investor Yomi Martins. The founder and CEO, Okonkwo Gerald, iterated that the deal was closed in March, but only being announced now for undisclosed reasons. The funds aim to fill three key points in the company moving forward: growth of sign-ups, customer and userbase, and expansion of locations from Lagos to Abuja. “This is a step in the right direction. We believe it’s time to increase our customer and artisan base to enable us extend our services to individuals across boards
Safaricom Kenya, a telecommunications company that allows individuals to make financial transactions regardless of the time or place, has recently launched their official Career Portal. This job platform aspires to coax young talent into the job market through the application of professional skills. Form four leavers will be allowed the opportunity to work with top market leaders in a career-based environment, as well as expose their talent through collaborative work and consultations. Safaricom, the parent company, is an "expository firm for young people enthusiastic about telecommunication and what the industry has to offer". Read more here. Join us in Miami from
PushCV is a company that chooses to structure its hiring platform around innovative problem-solving and a variety of diverse viewpoints and ideas. In hopes of dropping the unemployment level, PushCV has assembled what is arguably the most comprehensive list of pre-screened job seekers in Africa. Now, PushCV will provide an end-user platform for top staffing professionals, where they will exclusively be connected with equally impressive talent. PushCV believes that staffing high quality talent at organizations will cause those organizations to succeed and grow, which would allow those organizations to hire less-skilled talent for entry-level positions, and lower African unemployment. Read
Vodacom, through its youth segment platform NXT LVL, recently launched the Future Jobs Finder portal to provide career guidance and access to training content to enhance the prospects of South Africa's youth in the digital economy. "It's estimated that 65% of children entering primary school will find themselves in new occupations that don't currently exist today. The question is: are we prepared for this evolution and how do we help the youth prepare for these jobs?" chief HR officer at Vodacom, Matimba Mbungela, said at the launch event in Johannesburg. The 'future jobs' program aims to answer this question and is part
MyBroadband, South Africa's largest IT publication with over 8 million in monthly traffic, has recently launched an IT Jobs portal. The most recent data shows that the majority of readers are professionals who work in executive positions, IT, telecom, and finance. In addition to the portal, the jobs will appear on the MyBroadband homepage, forum, and daily news that reaches over 150,000 subscribers. Read more here. Join us in Miami from the 20th to the 22nd of June for the Global Online Marketplaces Summit. Our summit theme is INNOVATION and we’ll hear from Global Leaders who are creating the Online Marketplaces of Tomorrow.