Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear is going for gold in the African crowd funding space. After having financed the start up through traditional means of boot strapping, obtaining loans from family and friends, and even venture capital on the reality investment show Shark Tank South Africa, Thursdays CEO, Shona Macdonald has set her sights on a largely underutilised form of finance in the African Landscape, crowdfunding.
Building a business is one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom, fulfillment, and positive impact in the world simultaneously. While the early stages of trying to build your business can be overwhelming, there are some strategies to keep you motivated, determined, and on track. We glean wisdom from entrepreneurs such as Carol Boyes and Yuppiechef CEO Andrew Smith around building your business plan.
JUMO is a Heavy Chef community member and was a finalist in SA's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups in 2017. Having shared the Heavy Chef stage with this dynamic team multiple times, we are proud to relay some good news. JUMO has joined Google’s Launchpad Studio alongside some of the world’s top tech startups, such as Indonesia’s billion-dollar Go-Jek. JUMO is the first South African technology company to be selected for this programme.
Debt financing enables scale and expansion to fund the best students around the world. This includes additional U.S. universities, schools and programmes, and a new loan refinance product. Prodigy Finance, the UK-based pioneer in cross-border finance founded by South African entrepreneur, Cameron Stevens, has announced that it raised R14.39 billion in the last twelve months in available debt financing.