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The Ecosystem of Cape Town Startups

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#58 worldwide
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#95 worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem of Cape Town is ranked at number 147 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -2 spots since 2021. Cape Town also ranks at number 1 in South Africa, and 1 in Southern Africa.

Cape Town is an ideal place to locate for Education, Transportation and Fintech startups. As the most popular industries in Cape Town, there is a sample of 42 Education startups in Cape Town, 26 Transportation startups in Cape Town, and 15 Fintech startups in Cape Town, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 138 startups in Cape Town, 3 accelerators in Cape Town, 7 coworking spaces in Cape Town, 17 organizations in Cape Town and 1 leaders in Cape Town.

Startups in Cape Town

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Yoco helps 100,000 small businesses in South Africa get paid in-store, online, and on the go. Read more
Luno makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies in South Africa. Read more
Aerobotics is a SA Ag-Tech startup focused on providing tree crop protection to farmers through early problem detection and alerts. Our Aeroview platform combines weekly satellite data, drone imagery and scout information to track farm performance on a per-tree basis Read more
The Explore Data Science Academy will serve the demand for big data analytics skills . Read more
Carry1st develops and publishes social games and digital commerce apps that are interactive to serve the African market. Read more
Skynamo is a field sales management and productivity app that provides real-time customer, stock, and sales information. Read more
OfferZen is a platform to get competing job offers from top South African tech companies. Read more
Lulalend is an online lending company that provides fast and easy working capital funding to small businesses in South Africa. Read more
The Sun Exchange is the peer-to-peer solar panel leasing platform,Connecting the world to the sun. Read more
World leading science and technology company that wants people from all walks of life to enjoy optimal health Read more
Zoona is a distribution business that enables the drive of young entrepreneurs and the power of cutting-edge technology to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities all over Africa. Read more
RecoMed is an online healthcare booking platform and marketplace for healthcare providers. Read more
OVEX is a cryptocurrency exchange company. Read more
As a global edtech company, Snapplify specialises in enabling digital learning via the largest digital educational marketplace in Africa. Read more
Online travel agency with over 30,000 listings across Africa. Holiday homes, guest house, villa and B&B rentals. Read more
Pargo understands that parcel delivery is about convenience, speed and reliability. Read more
DigsConnect is the largest student accommodation marketplace in South Africa. Read more
Picup is a technology company focusing on last mile delivery. Read more
The Student Hub is a website cathered towards university and college aged students. Read more
Online audio platform providing podcasting, live-streaming & audio advertising & other value-added audio services to content providers Read more
CarZar is an online car buying service, empowering consumers to sell their second hand vehicle. Read more
We design, build and operate digital insurance businesses in emerging markets Read more
JOOX is a free music streaming app for songs, radio, karaoke, radio & playlists. Read more
SwiftVEE is an Agritech platform for the livestock trading industry which digitizes the Agri value chain and integrates vertical industries Read more
Siyavula is an education technology company that enables learners to improve their performance in high school mathematics and science. Read more
Paymenow Group is an employee benefits platform that offers users early access to earned wages at affordable rates. Read more
SNAPnSAVE is a fun and easy way to turn your everyday shopping receipts into real cash. Read more
Play Sense is a home based childcare program that uses free and guided play. Read more
Zlto tracks and increases positive behavior. Read more
Online maths lessons for African learners Read more
Job Crystal is an online portal for career management that connects the candidates and companies. Read more
SmartWage is a smart solution that gives employees instant access to their earnings. Read more
Gannet develops and produces drone products used for fishing, and search and rescue. Their drones are fully waterproof and can drop bait or life-saving devices several hundred yards out in a matter of seconds. Read more
LayUp Technologies is a payment solution company. Read more
Meerkat is a financial wellness business committed to making a real difference in the financial lives of its customers. Read more
Cloudline leverages lighter-than-air technology and developments in unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver essential goods and services. Read more
Vollar is a digital currency earned by doing good alongside local nonprofit organisations. Read more
Africas largest beer selection in one vibey bar Read more
A telehealth platform offering a online prescription and delivery service for sexual health and confidence products. Read more
ClevR is an online platform that wants to steer tertiary students clear of debt. Read more
We’re an edtech startup based in Cape Town that focuses on teaching young adults how to code as a means of economic redress, focusing on creating employment opportunities as well as closing the race and gender-based wage gaps present in our society. Read more
HostAfrica provides high-performance servers and hosting services competitive and affordable rates. Read more
Yoco is a point-of-sale payments provider for small businesses in Africa. Read more
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