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Messaging apps: King Makers in the emerging world of chatbots

Aug 18 2016

Sebastiaan Vaessen, Head of Strategy at Naspers.  Messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Messenger and Snapchat have the potential to radically change the nature of competition in digital services.   An increasing number of companies are investigating chatbots to sell their services and... Read more


The hyper competitive world of mobile apps

Aug 18 2016

Sebastiaan Vaessen, Head of Strategy at Naspers.  In today’s world of mobile apps, businesses should play to win or go home. Leadership matters more than growth When it comes to internet companies, only market leaders make money. When the whole market is growing, such as what’s... Read more


How does technology innovation shape our world?

Jul 29 2016

Lee Clancy, SVP Product & Mobile Strategy at Naspers shares how technology has the power to address big societal needs. With Naspers’ focus on high-growth markets, we experience first-hand how technology enriches communities, every day, all over the world. Indeed, the most successful... Read more


Three Reasons Pokémon GO Might Struggle in Emerging Markets

Jul 20 2016

Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer, Showmax, A Naspers Company, shares his thoughts on the latest Pokemon Go craze.  You must have been asleep over the past couple of weeks not to have heard about Pokémon GO . The Augmented Reality game from Nintendo and Niantec lets players roam towns... Read more


Codecademy raises $30m led by Naspers to fuel further expansion

Jul 12 2016

NEW YORK -   July 12, 2016 -   Codecademy , the leader in digital skills education, today announced the closing of a $30 million Series C investment led by Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. Also announced today, Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, has joined Codecademy’s Board of... Read more


Movile Raises $40M led by Naspers and Enters Ticketing Industry with Investment in Sympla

Jun 28 2016

SAO PAULO, Brazil (June 28, 2016) - Movile , Latin America’s leading mobile commerce platform, announced today it has raised $40 million in Series F funding from Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. Naspers, a strategic partner and majority shareholder of Movile since 2008, led the... Read more


Naspers Invests $60 Million in Udemy to Expand Global Reach

Jun 02 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – June 2, 2016 – Udemy , a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced a strategic investment of $60 million from Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors. Udemy... Read more

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