SeedCamp selects top African startups

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Seedcamp, a European micro seed fund that invests in early stage startup companies, has selected 11 South African technology startups topossibly attend the Seedcamp
Week programme held in September in London, UK, where they will be in line
for a potential €50,000 investment.

Seedcamp, in conjunction with the Tech4Africa conference, recently put out a
call for applications for funding and received over 40 entries from technology startups across South Africa. The 10 selected African entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to pitch their businesses at a group of people connected to powerful investors, mentors and startups throughout EMEA,with one team being chosen to take part in Seedcamp Week in London.

Seedcamp offers standard investments of €30,000-50,000 to selected companies
and connects next generation developers and entrepreneurs from a network of over 400 top-tier industry mentors.

The 11 selected startups include:

10Layer: The most feature-complete, competent and customisable open source content management system for serious publishers and media houses.

Cobi interactive: An incubator for developing mobile software ideas. Cobi
focuses on investing in areas with varying degrees of risk - contract
mobile software development, partnerships and their own products.

Cognician:
The original thinking guide.
A software application that automates complex intellectual tasks by
asking you a range of intelligent, thought-provoking questions.

Cred:
A micropayments and subscriptions service that allows you to monetise
your text, audio or video content. The Cred API can be deployed with
any content management system and allows for the purchase and
redemption of Cred at content partners.

Feeperfect:
Permitting any user to find the mobile contact number of anyone
registered on iYam.mobi, using either SMS or the web. Feeperfect are
building, and permitting anyone to build, quality SMS services people
are willing to pay for.

FloCash:
The first cross border Pan African payment network offering basic
financial services to the un-banked masses, the platform of choice
for facilitating e-commerce and drive the exchange of ideas, people
and services between nations.

GetaGreatBoss:
We enable great managers to showcase their management strength in
order to attract talent and boost their own careers.

Obami:
A web-based communication and collaboration platform that’s been
developed for use within, and between schools. Obami ensures a safe
environment for kids to interact with each other and the adults in
their lives. Obami, which is free to schools, believes that helping
to expand school life beyond the boundaries of the classroom wall
will have a significant impact on Africa’s future.

iSigned.com:
Offers secure, permanent online storage, management and sharing for
legal & other important documents. Individuals & businesses
can use iSigned to store wills, legal agreements, investment records,
etc and share them with other parties securely.

Thisarmy:
Builds clean, simple & fun web apps.

Twangoo:
South Africa’s premier group buying club uses the power of the web
to create a platform for its members to access exclusive deals at
restaurants, spas, lessons, sports facilities, events etc.