Colab is a high-growth Cape Town based business that builds and markets Fintech products that cater for Financial Service companies and Fund Administrators within Southern Africa as a primary market, before exporting globally. Our purpose is to find 1 million Southern Africans and pay them R2 billion ($143 million) in unpaid benefits in 2017/18.
Colab started in 2016 and has run 9 projects across the following companies: MMI, Nedbank Insurance, Sanlam, Lion of Africa, Harmony, Capitec, Alexander Forbes, 1970’s Fund. In total we have assisted to find 30,000+ individuals and pay them R30+ million in their unpaid benefits.
We look forward to your valuable input to collectively assist us to achieving our purpose.
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Founder & CEO at Colab
What makes your team unique?
Freedom to Create, Measurability and Optimisations.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Helping Businesses solve old problems with new technologies.
Collaborating with like minded-thinkers and doers.
Converting Problems into opportunities.
Making a real impact in the lives of people we help.
Converting data into stories that inspire people.
Engineering Business Win-Win’s
Describe your company culture.
Startup. Inspiring. Collaborative. Unity in Diversity.
What do you hope your interns will get out of this experience?
Implementation of Projects that will make a measurable impact on the business and the customers that we serve.
The energy and inputs will leave a tangible legacy in the DNA of the business.
Make an extraordinary difference in the lives of ordinary Africans.
What’s your story?
Entrepreneur over the past 15 years (30 years unofficially).
B.Sci. University of Cape Town (Physiology & Zoology) & Post Grad Marketing.
11 years advising international companies on Business Operations, Strategy, Development & Marketing: BSkyB (Media, UK), Yahoo Inc (Tech, US), eBay (Tech, EU), Spotify (Tech, EU), WWE (Media, US), Manchester United (Media, UK)
Founded and self-financed four companies in the Marketing, Technology and Financial Technology spaces. Apurimac Africa, Sizmek Africa, WhoDo, FindBEN/PayBEN
Exited MarkTECH company Sizmek Africa in 2016.
Chairman of the Media Credit Coordinators (MCC), 2014-2016, a non profit industry body, responsible for managing a $250 million (R2.9 billion) securities trust on behalf of JSE listed Naspers, Times Media, Caxton and the SABC.
CEO Colab (founded in 2016) a new investment platform for high-growth FinTech products.