Archive for August, 2013

Capital Eye Investments Associate explores “The End of the World as We Know IT”

August 23rd, 2013 | Messages | 0 Comments

Capital Eye Investments Associate, Ravindra Mistri, explores two disruptive technologies, hypothesising their potential impact on society, in a thought-provoking opinion article on the Daily Maverick. While the article is set within a future fantastical construct with regard to the adoption of said disruptive technologies, they do highlight the importance today of the need to think outside the box, as the world continues to require and embrace customer-centric technologies.

CEI is a private equity / venture capital company focusing purely on technology and associated assets, with a particular focus on emerging markets and the opportunities present in many African regions, investing behind both start-up and mature cash generating technology companies.

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wiGroup – R1 billion and counting

August 3rd, 2013 | Messages | 0 Comments

With a presence at more than 30 000 till points across South Africa, wiGroup processed over a R1 billion in transactions during the first 6 months of 2013. Logging over 40 000 hours in IP development, the wiPlatform has developed into an open and interoperable system enabling mobile transacting at the point of sale, delivering value through mobile coupons and vouchers, mobile money transfers, mobile rewards, and mobile payments.

Capital Eye Investments Limited (“CEI”), as a venture capital company focusing purely on technology and associated assets with a particular focus on emerging markets, invested behind wiGroup in 2008 when founder and CEO Bevan Ducasse approached CEI with an ambition to build a mobile wallet. The business soon pivoted, developing a mobile agnostic platform behind the likes of MTN’s Mobile Money and Shoprite’s EeziCoupons.

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