We’ve invited Aisha Pandor, CEO of SweepSouth, and Michael Deon, CEO of Augmentor’s Game, to come and unpack what it means to start a red hot startup in today’s economy.
SweepSouth is an on-demand cleaning service company, founded in 2014 by Aisha Pandor and her husband Alen Ribic. The platform connects cleaners with home owners. The company has raised R7m in funding from venture capital providers, including FNB’s EdgeGrowth and Newton Partners. Last year Pandor and Ribic spent four months in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, participating in the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator.
Augmentors is a game created by Michael Deon and is the first ever Blockchain-based augmented reality game in existence. Augmentors is backed by South African-born Internet entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Vinny Lingham. Earlier this year, the startup’s initial crowdfunding raked in more than $500 000 (R6.7 million) in just 24 hours. Michael Deon and his partner Kyle Haffenden first pitched their concept on Shark Tank South Africa.
Buy your tickets quick! They're R50 each (sorta like the price of a movie ticket - but you're way smarter after), and 100% of proceeds go to charity.