Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Further opportunities for excellent SA developers and startups

By now, most SA developers will have heard of Hasso Plattner [founder of enterprise software giant SAP] and his new R350 million venture capital fund launched in South Africa recently.

In fact, I imagine many will be incredibly keen to somehow get in on the action and spearhead South Africa's revolutionary development arena [after all, a little financial backing never hurt anyone, did it?]. Hopefully HP Ventures Africa will generate more innovation and provide a more sound international platform than other local venture capital funds have done.

For those interested, I suggest listening to this iinnovate interview with Mr Plattner. It's not too long and touches on how he started SAP, as well as giving a little bit of insight into their approach to keeping a growing company innovative. At about 10 minutes in gets to probably the most interesting part of the talk. Worth listening to once - you never know when you might run into Mr Plattner in an elevator...

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