• Innovation And Investment Drive Social Business Growth For Wyzetalk

    9/03/2015 – Techsmart.co.za – When Wyzetalk started as a tech project in 2011 born out of frustration at the limiting features of social business software available, nobody envisioned the rapid successes it would achieve. IDC* estimates that by 2016 the size of the global social and collaboration software market would grow to $4.5 billion annually…. Read more »

  • Ventureburn announces major startup country survey to gauge pulse of SA’s entrepreneurs

    21/04/2015 – Ventureburn – South Africa’s startup scene is hotter than ever, and entrepreneurs are the new rockstars of the business world. From government to big business, organisations are realising the benefits of harnessing startup business talent. Ventureburn — in partnership with First National Bank (FNB), investment advisory firm Clifftop Colony, and data gathering and… Read more »

  • Africa needs successful exits to grow investor attention

    15/12/2014 – Disrupt Africa – Africa needs to show a consistent flow of successful exits if it is to achieve an active investment landscape comparable to those in the US and Europe, according to Oliver Drews, chief executive officer (CEO) of Clifftop Colony Capital Partners. Speaking to Disrupt Africa, Drews said there is a failure… Read more »

  • Q+A: Oliver Drews, CEO Clifftop Colony

    24/12/2014 – Disrupt Africa – Clifftop Colony is an independent investor and investment advisory firm, focusing on high-potential businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Chief executive officer (CEO) Oliver Drews spoke to Disrupt Africa about Clifftop Colony’s activities to date, what makes a startup attractive, and how to spur investment on the continent. Disrupt Africa: What is… Read more »

  • Invenfin acquires 20% stake in WyzeTalk

    15/03/2015 – Disrupt Africa – South African investment firm Invenfin has acquired a 20 per cent stake in social enterprise platform WyzeTalk, taking total investment into the startup well past the US$2 million mark. WyzeTalk has more than 30,000 users, with its social enterprise products driving communication and collaboration within businesses, allowing enterprises to integrate… Read more »

  • Wyzetalk secures Series A round: new investors could aid African expansion

    09/06/2014 – Ventureburn – Social enterprise platform Wyzetalk has secured a Series A funding round worth R8 million through Clifftop Colony Capital Partners, a Cape Town-based financial services firm focused on African VC and private equity investments. The round was contributed to by a selection of investors, including Nairobi-based Savannah Fund. Wyzetalk’s cloud-based platform offers… Read more »