In June 2017, ELEVATION Holdings released a report on the SA start-up ecosystem: ‘Unicorns, Gazelles and Leapfrogs: A discussion paper on accelerating the South African start-up ecosystem towards world class’. Crazy Grape Media provided editorial and editing services to this project.
Johannesburg and Cape Town together have an estimated 1,300 high-growth, high-impact, venture-backed tech and innovation businesses. But South Africa is not growing at the rate of its Eastern European (and other) competitors. This discussion paper looks at the state of the ecosystem, and ways it can be rapidly advanced.