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.
A brand new customer-focused car checking app, created by FirstCheck and TransUnion, will let customers look into the information on their cars that would normally only be available to dealerships. This is especially useful as buying a car can hurt a consumer’s pocketbook when the right checks aren’t completed. “A lack of knowledge of hidden faults, fraud or a suspect service book is generally caused by a lack of insight into the full history of a vehicle. We want to put the right information in the hands of consumers so they can make better, more informed decisions,” says Kriben Reddy,
True Price is South Africa's newest valuation service that offers perspective vehicle sellers a realistic evaluation of their vehicle's worth. The prices are based on collected data from thousands of vehicle auctions and the evaluations are available for free. True Price is the brainchild of Darryl Jacobson, the well-known motoring personality and former head of Burchmore’s car auctions. This time around, he's not auctioning vehicles. Instead, he aims to answer one of the most often-asked questions in the motor industry: what is my car worth? "We envisage that True Price will be used by millions of South African motorists. Dealers
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
One of Ghana's largest online marketplaces, Tonaton.com, is addressing the rising cost of advertising by urging Auto parts dealers to transition from traditional marketing platforms to new techniques to stand out to buyers. From print, radio, and television through personalized selling to staging special fairs, Auto parts dealers seem to be trying out all possibilities to raise their visibility in a cluttered marketplace as well as drum up consumer interest. “The Auto parts and Vehicle Aftermarket products segment has been inundated by different marketing and customer trends, particularly in the wake of globalization and proliferation of brands. This explains why
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.
Google has recently introduced a new search function built to aid an individual's job search for relevant employment and has high hopes for the region of South Africa and its surroundings where unemployment is a crippling issue. There's a tenuous imbalance involving an unemployment rate of 26.7%, but yet 34% of companies struggle to employ enough to fill their open positions. It's a matter of connecting future hires to future employers, and it's a challenge being met with search parameters where users can discover jobs through filters, saved searches, and alerts. “The job here is how to build that