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Scaling your start-up: hiring leaders

Apr 26 2017

by Aileen O’Toole, Chief People Officer, Naspers. In my last post I spoke about the talent tipping point that founders inevitably reach as their start-up scales. Part of that challenge is hiring senior talent – finding the leaders who will work with founders to transition from start-up to... Read more


The talent tipping point: How to attract talent to a start-up as it grows

Feb 23 2017

by Aileen O’Toole, Chief People Officer, Naspers. At the start of a new venture, many founders are already well-connected to the talent they need for their fledgling business. Hiring is rarely a challenge because the opportunity is easy to sell to their immediate networks of friends, family... Read more


Data-led value creation in three steps

Jan 17 2017

By Evan Waters, Director, Growth & Performance Marketing at Naspers Data has become a business division in its own right in many organizations. It validates – or challenges – opinions and can mean the difference between an idea being signed off or rejected. Access to reliable data can mean... Read more


Technology dispersion is accelerating

Dec 20 2016

Sebastiaan Vaessen, Head of Strategy at Naspers.   Copycats are a dying breed. Each month the gap shrinks between a new digital service emerging in the U.S. and it being copied in other markets. This trend has big implications for global businesses, forcing them to rethink investment and... Read more


Follow the Leader: Amir Konigsberg, co-founder & CEO at Twiggle

Nov 30 2016

Amir Konigsberg leads Twiggle , one of the most exciting startups to emerge from Israel in recent years. With its sights set on taking ecommerce Search and Navigation to the next level, we caught up with Amir to discuss the future of Search and the cultural trends that are shaping Twiggle’s... Read more


Follow the Leader: Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder, BitX

Nov 09 2016

Marcus Swanepoel is the co-founder and CEO of BitX, a company focused on making money frictionless and universally accessible.   We caught up with Marcus to talk about the open global financial platform he is building and to hear his thoughts on all things bitcoin and blockchain... Read more


The Martian Approach to Launching a New Venture

Nov 08 2016

Lee Clancy, SVP Product & Mobile Strategy at Naspers.  OK, so you’re CEO of an exciting new start-up with an innovative product and enough funding to take it to market – where do you start? For many companies the answer is simple: kick off in your home market. You know the customers, you... Read more

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