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The Ecosystem of Johannesburg Startups

City Ranking
National Ranking
2nd
0
in South Africa
Regional Ranking
2nd
0
in Southern Africa
Global Ranking
158th
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6
worldwide

top industries
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Software and Data
#97 worldwide
Fintech icon
Fintech
#99 worldwide
Transportation icon
Transportation
#114 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconDaily Maverick
startup iconOzow formerly known as i-Pay
startup iconTymeBank

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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Johannesburg is ranked at number 158 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -6 spots since 2021. Johannesburg also ranks at number 2 in South Africa, and 2 in Southern Africa.

Johannesburg is an ideal place to locate for Software and Data, Fintech and Transportation startups. As the most popular industries in Johannesburg, there is a sample of 18 Software and Data startups in Johannesburg, 17 Fintech startups in Johannesburg, and 4 Transportation startups in Johannesburg, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 56 startups in Johannesburg, no accelerators in Johannesburg, 5 coworking spaces in Johannesburg, 1 organizations in Johannesburg and no leaders in Johannesburg.

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I-Pay is an instant EFT payment service in South Africa that allows your customer to make secure online payments directly into your bank. Read more
TymeBank is a South African fully black-owned and controlled investment company. Read more
The Daily Maverick is an online newspaper with news, information, analysis, newsletters, opinion pieces, and advertisements. Read more
SweepSouth is a cleaning service company that connects clients to on-demand domestic cleaners via an online booking platform. Read more
Pineapple allows users to insure personal belongings by taking pictures using their mobile devices. By snapping pictures, Pineapple is able to provide insurance quotes and comprehensive coverage to users. Read more
Planet42 is democratising mobility by enabling people ignored by banks to get access to a personal vehicle through car subscription service. Read more
Enko Education is an Africa-wide network of international secondary schools in Africa that offers launchpad to world's best universities. Read more
uAfrica.com is a technology company that provides cloud-based, e-commerce services to SMEs across Africa. Read more
Adumo is a privately held independent payment service provider. Read more
Centbee is the easiest way to store, spend and send Bitcoin (BSV) safely on you mobile phone. Read more
MobiLife is an insurance provider aiming to transform micro-insurance in South Africa. Read more
Financial Services, Mobile, Data Aggregation, Marketplace Read more
Mortgage Market is a fintech startup that has created an online marketplace for home loans. Read more
Connecting commuters to private shuttles on their commute to work - freeing up time and saving money Read more
FloatPays provides payroll integration, employee access, financial education, effective reporting, payment, and training services. Read more
Fixxr is an online platform that offers mobile mechanics for the automotive in a convenient, affordable and transparent approach. Read more
StokFella puts the power of informed financial management and financial decision-making in the hands of all Stokvels. Read more
TradeSafe is an independent online financial escrow platform that securely safeguards the buyer's funds and documentation in trust. Read more
Maxicash is a Fintech company & developer of a mobile app that helps African financially support their loved ones back home. Read more
MathsGee Answers is a global, STEM-focused Q&A platform where you can ask people from all over the world educational questions for improved outcomes. Read more
Syft Analytics is a SaaS reporting add-on for cloud accounting software. Read more
Promasidor is the leading provider of high-quality food products across various regions in Africa. Our milk powders, culinary, beverages and cereal products are affordable, delicious and good for you. Read more
WizzPass is the Ultimate Visitor Management System. Read more
On demand transport service that makes it easier and safer to transport household goods and furniture Read more
BluWave CRM is a cloud based application based on a multi-tenant single instance infrastructure. Application covers all standard features of what one would expect. Competitive advantage is rich functionality, ease of use and ability to integrate to most accounting systems. Developed using HTML 5 it runs like a dream on devices such as as iPads and most tablets. Priced at a very competitive $25 per user per month. Busy developing Service Manager which includes job ticketing and job tracking, help desk features.  Read more
Flowgear’s cloud-based integration platform lets organizations build, maintain and manage integrations easily. Read more
FinChatBot develops chatbots to help financial service providers acquire & retain customers thanks to AI-powered conversations. Read more
HealthCloud is a data interoperability platform for the healthcare industry. Read more
Designing the future of wind turbine blades using biomimicry-inspired compliant structures that change shape like bird’s wings. Read more
Distributed Power Africa is a renewable energy solutions company that offers solar panels, renewable energy batteries, and more. Read more
Merge is an app that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors. Read more
Surion uses state-of-the-art computer vision, AI, IoT, and IP cameras to create a seamless security ecosystem for businesses and homes. Read more
Truzo is a web and app-based escrow platform enabling buyers and sellers anywhere to transact in a safe and secure way. Read more
Vocalysd is a SaaS platform that extracts conversation insights at scale without any keywords or model training. Read more
Zulzi provides a same-day grocery delivery and pickup service, bringing fresh groceries and everyday essentials. Read more
Snode Technologies is a roots in consulting and penetration testing. Read more
Jamii de-risks tenant rent default by offering tenants incentive-based discounts on food and transport and bolt-on retrenchment cover. Read more
GruupUp - My Safety is a mobile application which allows all registered users to create a personal keep each other safe network. Read more
GetVanced is a financial wellness platform that allows employees to get immediate access to a percentage of their earned wages. Read more
LiquidGold is an exciting high growth company in a circular economy for sanitation and unique waterless technology. Read more
Gron Digital is a secure, transparent, auditable and fair Gaming Platform on the Blockchain. Read more
Eduze is a digital media platform that commercially distributes digital content to mobile devices. Read more
Kweza is a service that enables informal retailers to order products at the best price and receive deliveries directly to their stores Read more
TradeBRICS is a sourcing marketplace that connects buyers with local suppliers, manufacturers, importers, exporters and wholesalers. Read more
Manage digi docs is a Content Management & Electronic Signature solution Read more
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