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Silvertree and Kevin Tucker Acquire Naspers’ PriceCheck

4 November 2015

S​ilvertree I​nternet Holdings and Kevin Tucker have acquired PriceCheck, a leading online price comparison platform, from global media giant, Naspers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, signed this week, sees Tucker reacquire the company he started in 2006, having sold it to Naspers in 2010. Now in its ninth year, PriceCheck is Africa’s largest price […]

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We Are Monsters secures investment, partnership with Silvertree Internet Holdings

7 September 2015

Cape Town, 2015 – We Are Monsters (WAM), the newly-founded web and mobile development agency, will be entering a partnership with tech investor Silvertree Internet Holdings to help build the next frontier of tech and digital business across Africa. We Are Monsters will be Silvertree’s preferred web and mobile development provider for their portfolio, and […]

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Silvertree invests over R20m in first seven months of 2015

28 August 2015

Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings has invested over R20m in existing and new consumer-focused technology companies in the first seven months of 2015, and has enjoyed month-on-month revenue growth of over 10% across the portfolio in 2015, and as much as 40% monthly for some ventures. Silvertree investments included over R16m of first-time investments in […]

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The comparison website Click n Compare is taking Africa by storm

19 August 2015

Click n Compare, a South African focused comparison website is expanding their outreach after a very successful year with a strong month on month growth of 40%. Alongside the South African success of the brand comes now their expansion into both Nigeria and Kenya. Established in 2013, Click n Compare is a one-stop portal for […]

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Silvertree invests in organic e-commerce retailer Faithful to Nature

8 July 2015

Cape Town, South Africa – Faithful to Nature ( has teamed up with venture builder Silvertree Capital ( to further accelerate growth and reach customers through additional channels. Faithful to Nature brings natural, organic and high quality products to South African consumers, through convenient online shopping at great prices with to-your-door delivery. In a deal valued […]

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Click n Compare: the Place to Buy Broadband & Lots More

3 February 2015

Click n Compare, a South African-based comparison Website has been a player in the online industry for just over a year now. Having previously worked to build (South Africa’s leading online fashion store) from the ground to where it is today, in just a couple of years, the founders decided to create a company, […]

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Q&A With David From

2 February 2015

“It is during failure that you learn about business.” – David Muller If you’re an avid wine-drinker and internet-browser, no doubt you would have come across the popular e-commerce store, In the business of selling liquor – mainly wine – online, this Website is growing from strength to strength and boasts the title of […]

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Silvertree Capital: Transforming Start-Ups in Africa

21 January 2015

Introducing Silvertree Capital It is the age of entrepreneurship, and being stationed in the third-world dynamics of Africa seems to make no difference at all. In fact, Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurship, i.e., small teams building businesses from scratch, securing investment over one or more rounds, and using the Internet or mobile technology to deliver services, is […]

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Predictions for the next 10, 20, 30 years

7 January 2015

The New Year is a good time for reflection. Here are some of my predictions for the next few decades — a longer-than-usual timeline! Meanwhile, we’ll get back to our day jobs of changing the landscape of consumer-facing Internet business in Africa! – Paul Cook 2025 (10 years time) Physical signatures on paper will start […]

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Approaches to supporting entrepreneurs in Africa

7 October 2014

This post is based on ideas developed for a class for the MIT Sloan Global Entrepreneurship course. Thanks to the staff and students at Sloan for some fantastic conversations. Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurship is growing rapidly across Africa, as evidenced by the exploding numbers of incubators, co-working spaces and similar across the continent. Despite this, there […]

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