Startup Directory


South Africa

M4JAM (South Africa)

M4JAM takes big jobs from reputable companies and breaks them into smaller jobs, allowing Jobbers to complete simple tasks using their phones in exchange for cash, while going about their daily lives.

M4JAM connects brands with communities and job seekers. So, whether you are a company that has jobs to be done, or if you are looking for a fun, simple way to earn extra cash, M4JAM ensures a win-win situation for all. Join our growing pool of Brands and Jobbers to experience the power of ‘money for jam’ for yourself!
Mellowcabs @mellowcabs

Mellowcabs are electric vehicles that provide first and last mile public transportation in urban areas. This means, that we are able to ‘fill the gap’ for commuters that need micro transport within a 3 km radius. Mellowcabs revenue model is based on advertising, and to a lesser extent passenger fares, which has proven to be quite lucrative.

+27 827197904
Mimages (South Africa)
Founders: Merwelene van der Merwe and Christiaan Diedericks

The development of this stock library is the culmination of a desire to offer exceptional-quality images to the art-buying community at a fraction of the cost of a conventional photo shoot.
Mimages helps to turn creative ideas into successful designs. It aims to unify the work of numerous photographers with a tightly edited collection of assignment-quality images.
+27 11 886 7886
moWoza  @moWoza

moWoza enables cross-border traders to order goods ‘Anywhere, Anytime, Always’. This provides a cost efficient alternative to long and costly journeys; stopping back door payments to corrupt custom officials; expediting delivery of goods while providing affordable quality products. Their end-to-end tracked service notifies the cross-border traders of where the parcels are (via SMS alerts) and when they can be picked up. moWoza offers a quick, effortless and seamless inventory processing experience.

+27 (0) 72 043 0891 (SA) +258 86 486 5368 (Mozambique)
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Naspers (South Africa)

As a multinational group of ecommerce and media brands, we understand how to identify consumer needs, read technology trends, manage entrepreneurs, write code, develop solutions to consumer problems and service their needs. We put users worldwide in touch with trading opportunities, entertainment, information, gaming and access to their friends.

We aspire to be strong operators in the ecommerce space. Our focus is on stepping-up growth in classifieds, driving scale and expanding our footprint in our B2C businesses, pushing further into new growth areas and prioritising mobile. We have recently re-organised our businesses into global units under dedicated management. This should strengthen our competitive position by driving cohesion in terms of strategy, technology, systems and talent management.

Our pay-TV strategy is to deliver quality entertainment “anytime, anywhere and on any device”. We are focused on capturing the growth opportunity in digital terrestrial television (DTT) across Africa and on investing in online content delivery options.

Our key objectives are to:

grow our ecommerce businesses
build our pay-TV subscriber base
invest in technology
maintain a local approach
provide quality service
attract innovative and motivated employees
balance profit, people and planet
Njorku  @njorku_jobs

Njorku job search engine helps users find careers across Africa. Active in seven countries, the platform offers free and unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of job listings. The company has already raised seed funding from a business angel in France and a Canada-based technology company.

Obami @obami
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Obami is a platform that lets people create or join learning communities. It marries the concept of social networking with e-learning, to bring about “social learning” - enabling educators and students to connect digitally, share and access educational resources, make use of communication and collaboration tools, and set or undertake assignments.

One Africa Media

One Africa Media operates Africa’s largest portfolio of online marketplaces focused on Jobs, Cars, Property and Travel.

Serving markets with over 400 million Africans, One Africa Media operates in the world’s fastest growing economies and internet markets where connecting buyers, sellers, employers and jobseekers adds significant value to people’s lives.

Our strengths come from taking the best of capabilities and capital from developed internet markets, and applying them with our very strong local knowledge and experience to create meaningful and useful products and services.

We invest in strong local capability and capacity building, building three hubs in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with over 500 employees in eight countries. We build expert teams locally in engineering, business intelligence, CRM, HR, Strategy, Design, Sales and Marketing and are attracting some of the very best of African diasporan talent back home.

We work together sharing local understanding and best practices that are implemented across all key areas, giving our people great career opportunities, a strong family culture based on both values and performance and delivering great outcomes for our customers.

One Africa Media is one of Africa’s largest digital publishers, allowing global brands to reach targeted audiences nationally, regionally, continentally and by each vertical in which we operate.

+27 31 583 2870
Retro Epic (South Africa)
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Founders: Niki Boshoff, Keith Boshoff

KwaZulu Natal, the garden province of South Africa, might be better known for its warm ocean currents and rich history as the “Place of the Zulu”, but it should also be famed for being the founding home of the RetroEpic Software game studio.

RetroEpic Software started with just two very passionate people – brothers, Niki and Keith Boshoff, in 2007. Since then, we’ve grown to a larger team with a wide range of game development skills and talents. We’ve also moved to Cape Town to get a better view of the famous Table Mountain.

We’re very proud of both the independent game titles we have produced as well as the game development projects we have worked on with our partners.
+27 21 510 0167
Seed Academy @SeedAcademySA

Seed Academy provides fast-track and practical entrepreneurship training and mentoring to start-ups and early phase entrepreneurs.Seed Academy is one of three programmes offered by Seed Engine:

(a) Seed Academy: Entrepreneurial Training

(b) Seed Incubator: Entrepreneurial Business Support, Coaching & Mentoring

(c) Startupbootcamp – Seed capital, mentorship, access to investment networks – globally

Seed Academy
+27 11 262 6858