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We learn from the best who are out there doing great things. We call them unicorns.

We learn from the best who are out there doing great things. We call them unicorns.
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South Africa

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We learn from the best who are out there doing great things. We call them unicorns.

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@greyjay265

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English

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Episodes

#93 Michael Jordaan(Part 2) - Rain Mobile, Bank Zero & Venture Capital

9/17/2018
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This is a continuation of Episode #90. Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013. He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric...

Duration:00:51:35

#92 Joy Buolamwini - Finding Flaws in technology, Fighting Algorithmic Bias.

8/29/2018
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Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to fight the coded gaze - harmful bias in artificial intelligence. At the MIT Media Lab, she pioneered techniques that are now leading to increased transparency in the use of facial analysis technology globally. She established the inaugural IEEE working group to create the first international standards for facial analysis...

Duration:00:53:08

#EP91 Alon Stern - Founder of Slide. Startup stages and Lessons.

8/17/2018
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Alon Stern is the Founder of Slide. A mobile payments app which facilitates easy, fast and free peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers across all local banks and mobile networks, much like Venmo in the USA. A Mathematically minded software developer, data analyst and oceanographer with a Phd from NYU and a postdoc from Princeton University.

Duration:01:03:51

#90 Michael Jordaan (Part 1) - Banking, Career Development & Business

7/27/2018
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Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013. He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers. He has been an...

Duration:00:26:58

#89 Blockstarters Blockchain Incubator Round-table

7/8/2018
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Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Blockstarters bring entrepreneurs together to create a hub of innovation and resource sharing, and through their extensive network of investors, they take startups to market. Their network reach extends as far as Silicon Valley and Shanghai.

Duration:00:38:45

#88 Mid year review. Failures & Relationships

6/27/2018
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I was hanging out with my friends and discussing the first half of the year. Things we failed to accomplished and relationships. It was all over the place but you'll enjoy it.

Duration:01:13:54

#87 Roger Ver - Founder of Bitcoin.com

6/13/2018
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Roger Keith Ver is an early investor in bitcoin related startups. He was formerly an American citizen. He was born and lived in Silicon Valley.[2] He now resides in Japan. He has been a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption and saw bitcoin as a means to promote economic freedom. He now promotes Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the cryptocurrency created with the intent to fix issues such as high fees and long transaction confirmation times.[3] He identifies as a libertarian, an...

Duration:00:45:33

#86 Tawanda Kembo - Cryptocurrency in Zimbabwe

6/3/2018
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Tawanda Kembo has been geeking out about bitcoin since 2012 and has been deeply involved in bitcoin and the blockchain technology since 2013. Tawanda is 4th generation entrepreneur who co-founded Golix, the company running Zimbabwe’s bitcoin exchange. Tawanda has launched, contributed to and consulted for several blockchain-related projects in Africa so he understands the bitcoin landscape in Africa very well. Tawanda has spoken at several blockchain conferences worldwide, is a widely...

Duration:00:40:08

#85 Shakes Motsilili - Disrupting Venture Capital

5/22/2018
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Shakes Motsilili is a founding shareholder of Africa New Energies (ANE). The combination of excellent exploration results, the crowdfunding and community involvement has attracted two multi-billion rand bids for ANE. The company aims to achieve a $1 billion valuation on a planned IPO within the next two years. He also co-founded Aziza coin. The world’s first ethically tax-advantaged blockchain-based digital currency, designed to support start-ups in the developing world.

Duration:00:44:11

#84 Joby Weeks - Rules to financial freedom and unlimited travel

5/10/2018
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Joby is an entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and travel bug who is passionate about seeing others succeed. He has created several successful companies and continues to pursue different ventures. He is well known for Bitcoin and Bitclub Network in the cryptocurrency community. Smartcash link: https://smartcash.cc/ In this podcast we discussed: - His first business - Financial independence - Travel - Bitclub network - His philosophy on life Books he mentioned: The creature from jekyll island

Duration:00:54:12

#83 Regulation and Governance

5/3/2018
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In this podcast, I was joined by Michael Jordan and Nick Hill. Michael is an Acturial scientist and Nick, an entrepreneur who also works in the Fintech space. We discussed regulation using the Crypto and traditional markets as examples. We also discussed governance using Smartcash as an example.

Duration:00:40:21

#82 Wannipha Jen Buakaew - How to find your place into Crypto

4/29/2018
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While advising a number of blockchain projects, Jen is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside high profile individuals such as Vitalik Buterin and Charlie Lee. Leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets- Known as Crypto Jen, one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world. Jen's passion is about leveraging Crypto and Blockchain driven solutions to make a global...

Duration:01:08:09

#81 Deconstructing Real Estate Myths - Scott Picken

4/16/2018
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Scott Picken is a South African-born real estate investor and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Wealth Migrate, a fintech company that offers real estate investments on its online marketplace through crowdfunding. He began offering real estate investment solutions at the age of 26 when he founded International Property Solutions. The Huffington Post named Wealth Migrate as one of the top 60 real estate crowdfunding solutions in the United States in 2014. Picken is the author of Property...

Duration:00:46:06

#80 DAVID ORBAN - EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

4/4/2018
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David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society. He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years. Among other things, he's the Founder & Trustee of Network Society Research, Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University and Mentor for the Thiel Fellowship.

Duration:00:34:53

#79 BETH MALATJI - THE BOOTSRAPPER'S LIFE-SAVING HACKS

3/27/2018
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"Hating your job is not a business plan" - Beth Malatji Beth Malatji the Founder & CEO of Rebirth wines. She is also the director of StartUp Grind in Johannesburg. She wrote The Bootstrapper's Lifesaving Hacks, an easy to read practical book about business process automation. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she founded Wealth Ladder Magazine, which was later sold to another media house. This is an interactive publication focusing on entrepreneurship, startup success stories,...

Duration:00:40:29

#78 NHIAL MAJOK - SOLVING AFRICA'S PROBLEMS WITH BLOCKCHAIN

3/19/2018
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Nhial Majok started with humble beginnings in Sudan. The Sudanese war was at it’s peak by the time he was 10 which forced him to move around various East African countries to attain a good education. He later moved to Australia. Nhial has worked in IT for over 8 years both with the Australian government and in the private sector, providing system support for large clients for IBM Australia. He has experience in small and large organizations to the table in forming the company as well as his...

Duration:00:29:25

#77 ROXANNE KALIE - BE POSITIVELY FIERCE

3/12/2018
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“Talent is not enough. You gotta put in the work” - Roxanne Kalie Professional Model, Actress, Mom and DJ Roxanne Kalie(@roxcizzle) comes on the podcast and discussed all sorts of topics. From how she got started at the age of 13 and stayed relevant to this day. This is a wide ranged interview where we discuss her unusual career, challenges, motherhood, transitions and insights about the industry, male/female dynamics and more.

Duration:01:08:36

#76 SHOULD YOU INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY? - MJ THE ACTUARY

2/20/2018
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Michael Jordan (MJ) is on track to getting his FASSA(in Finance) and CERA qualification. He passed all his Actuarial exams and now waiting for his graduation. He is now interested in Blockchain technology and digital currencies in which he has managed to pull out a few Blockchain based projects on his own. He consults as an actuary, sometimes write for media outlets like Entrepreneur Magazine. He also has a Youtube channel MJ the Student Actuary where he post videos. In this episode we...

Duration:01:24:00

EP#75 ANTHONY SILVERSTON - LESSONS FROM TRIGGERFISH ANIMATION PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

2/16/2018
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Anthony Silverston(@antimator) is a Partner, writer and director at Triggerfish Animation Studios, which is the leading animation studio in Africa based in South Africa. He produced The Adventures of Zambezia, Directed Khumba respectively and works on various projects at Triggerfish as. I wanted to pick his brain on a number of things which I tried to compress them in a single interview and it was a good one. In this interview, we covered: - The history of Triggerfish Animation Studios - How...

Duration:00:44:58

EP#74 Losing Millions & Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face. - Antoinette Prophy

2/3/2018
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She’s grown an ad agency from the lounge of her mother’s house to a company employing 60 employees with a footprint in East Africa. She’s been at the losing end of a deal — and lost R2-million, and she’s gone through a nightmare no entrepreneur wants to face, liquidation of their first business. Other than the actual business challenges, Anto told stories about situations she went through as a woman in the world of business. Her woman-focused business accelerator 88 Business Collective, has...

Duration:01:00:10