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

23 February 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

17 January 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

20 December 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: Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder, BitX

9 November 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

8 November 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

6 October 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

20 September 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

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