SweepSouth concludes funding round, plans to grow reach and services

SweepSouth concludes funding round, plans to grow reach and services Significant series A raised from local and international investors Cape Town, 2 May 2017 – SweepSouth, the market-leading pioneer in using technology to provide on-demand and regular home cleaning services on the African continent, today announced it has concluded its Series A financing round. The…

SweepSouth Secures R10m from top SA Venture Capitalists

  The Vumela Fund backs online home cleaning services platform SweepSouth Cape Town, 25 January 2016 – SweepSouth, the market-leading pioneer in on-demand home cleaning services on the African continent, today announced it has secured R10m in new funding. The funding comes from the Vumela Fund, as well as from its existing investor, Vinny Lingham…

Don’t judge the model, judge the practice

The recent vitriol directed at the Uber-model is unfounded. This has been a tumultuous few weeks for businesses using the so-called ‘sharing-economy’ or ‘Uber-model’. On the 10th of March, UN Women launched an unprecedented partnership with Uber with the goal to create one million jobs for women by the year 2020. The press release stated…

Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

In our previous post we wrote about our experience at the Web Summit, and some of the things that were positive and not so great about attending. As mentioned one of our biggest “aha” moments was when we realised that while being an event for tech startups, the Web Summit itself is also a startup,…

SweepSouth at Web Summit 2014

It’s been almost a month since Alen and I returned from Dublin, where we attended the Web Summit 2014. The conference is primarily technology focused, with startups attending and exhibiting and getting the chance to pitch, meet with investors and network. Apart from that, it has several offshoot “Summits”, like the Food Summit, Builder’s Summit,…

SweepSouth takes first prize at SiMODiSA Start-up SA

  We’re proud to announce that SweepSouth has won first prize at SiMODiSA’s Start-up SA event which took place in Cape Town at the CTICC on 10th October 2014. We have been awarded the opportunity to go on a two-month long trip to Silicon Valley where we will get the chance to be immersed in the startup culture…

10 Ordinary Items, 10 Extraordinary Uses

At SweepSouth, we’re all for recycling, upcycling, or even downcycling (just don’t try to get us bicycling!). It’s therefore our pleasure to give you a list of some extraordinary things you can do with ordinary household items. Check it out below! 1. Packing Peanuts Spritz (my favourite word) perfume on to packing peanuts and hide…

Startup Lessons: Get Out Of The Building

One of the hardest things about building a startup is that you have absolutely no guarantee that people will like your idea. Added to that are other factors like having to convince a market to adopt something completely new and having to have (sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with strangers and potential customers. Overall, I’d say this…