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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


Q&A with Udemy’s Gregory Boutte

Oct 06 2016

Udemy is a global online marketplace for learning that Naspers invested in this past June. The courses are taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, allowing students to learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device. There is immense potential with... Read more


Mobile Services: How to Crack High Growth Markets

Sep 21 2016

Barron Ernst, Chief Product Officer, ShowMax. Smartphone use in high growth markets like India and Africa differs from developed markets. This is because there are a very different set of constraints in operation, most of which stem from cost and infrastructure. If businesses want to deliver... Read more


How to innovate in high-growth markets: Lessons from entrepreneurs in India

Sep 19 2016

Lee Clancy, SVP Product & Mobile Strategy at Naspers On a recent visit to India, it became increasingly apparent that the traditional tech dominance of Silicon Valley is giving way to regional centres of digital innovation.   I regularly travel to spend time with the diverse companies in... Read more


Building Change in the World: 5 Lessons from Naspers’ Mobile Summit 2016

Sep 05 2016

Lee Clancy, Senior Vice President of Product & Mobile Strategy.  One of the best things about working for an international organisation like Naspers is that we invest significant time and money in physically bringing people from across our companies together in the same room to share ideas... Read more


ShowMax turns one – here’s what we’ve learned so far

Aug 19 2016

For this post, we spoke with Naspers’ Barron Ernst about the subscription video on demand market in Africa in his role as Chief Product Officer for  ShowMax . Barron, tell us about ShowMax?  We launched ShowMax on 19 August 2015, hitting the ground running with Africa’s largest... Read more

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