Uprise.Africa welcomes you on-board!

Uprise.Africa welcomes you on-board!

We are South Africa’s first and leading equity crowdfunding platform that has become a new innovative space. Our focus is on capital raising and business investments by linking both the online and real-world ecosystems. Our powerful network of partners adds substantial value to our brand, investors, and entrepreneurs.

We are now looking for On-Boarding Partners (OBPs) to be involved in Advising / Preparing Businesses in South Africa for private businesses / entrepreneurs looking to raise funds.

As an Uprise-Africa On-Boarding Partner, you will have a dedicated dash board to prepare and submit a pitch on behalf of your entrepreneurs on Uprise Africa platform; you will be allowed to charge the initial on-boarding fees to the entrepreneur; and once the approved pitch goes live, you will be able to monitor real-time investments into your submitted pitches.

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How to become an On-Boarding Partner (OBP)?

To become an OBP with Uprise Africa, register on our web-site for approval by our dedicated professional team. You are expected to have industry experience and an entrepreneur/startup network, a passionate belief in the importance of and the benefits of equity crowdfunding investing is essential. Once approval is given, a dedicated deal dashboard will be created for you.

You will also need to have a comprehensive track record of building funding readiness programmes.

There are several deliverables expected from an OBP, including, being a conduit to drive increased quality investment opportunities on the platform; to do this, one would need to both source and prepare entrepreneurs; receiving full support on the pitch building, with all associated marketing and PR support and to on-board as the final step.

You may want to know more about your potential role as an OBP? It is the practice of taking a first time client to engage in business. The role of the OBP is to make sure the client, entrepreneur, private business or potential customer buys into the service offered through creating and establishing a transparent relationship, attending to potential grey areas that client may raise, appraise the client on anything that may affect its prospect to on-board, and maximize the opportunity to get the project off the ground smoothly.

One of the main focuses of the OBP is to ensure that as you get to finalize the client on-boarding procedure all the signs are evident for the client to be happily associated with the Uprise Africa as the crowdfunding platform, and also that they will get what they want from the relationship.

If you feel you have what it takes to work as an OBP with Uprise Africa, this is your chance, visit and register on our website .

Mzansi Ladies RISE UP-RAISE FUNDS with Crowdfunding this Women’s Month

Mzansi Ladies RISE UP-RAISE FUNDS with Crowdfunding this Women’s Month

South African women are believers, doers, achievers, ambitious, and strong. They have just come out of celebrating #Women’s Day in style.

Still, that is not enough!

Women Entrepreneurs now need to reflect on what else to do to survive and thrive especially during the rest of this Women’s Month. One thing to commit to without regret is knowing how best to raise funds for small businesses or even investing in other businesses through the platforms such as Uprise Africa’s Equity crowdfunding one.

As you wake up each day with a positive mindset, cap the awesome feeling, by adding value to your life and interacting with one of Uprise Africa’s expert consultants is one way, we are ever ready to assist your business or show you how to invest.

This August we have opened up the opportunity for women entrepreneurs, to raise between R3 million and R250 million in exchange for equity shares through equity crowdfunding. Within the rapidly expanding alternative finance industry, Equity crowdfunding is emerging as a popular method for business rescue.

Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism by which a broad group of investors can fund the project in return for equity. The Non-Monetary motivations of Equity Crowdfunding investors, such as being part of an exciting project, or receiving non-tangible rewards can explain, why they may be willing to accept more risk or less return than traditional risk capital investors.

With us, investing in early-stage businesses and startups can be very rewarding for any woman, but comes with its risks and challenges. These risks include dilution, liquidity, and loss of investment and rarity of dividends which is why investment should only occur as part of a diversified portfolio.

Equity Crowdfunding is not only targeted specifically at sophisticated Investors (women or men) who are sufficiently aware of these risks and make informed decisions but even an amateur investor can be hand-held through the professional and easy steps on how to make that important decision and finally invest.

You will only be able to invest via Uprise.Africa once you have passed our application process and registered on our platform. This aspect is sort of a vetting exercise to ensure compliance guidelines of the financial authorities in South Africa. It also a way to offer adequate guarantees and safety on the money that you’ll have invested. What more peace of mind do you expect after placing an investment with us?

Beyond our online marketing tool that creates a platform for business owners and entrepreneurs to market-test business plans and sells equity to potential investors; we pride ourselves on our secure online platform adhering to all required regulations and compliance parameters during the investment process and the roles and responsibilities between the investors are strictly governed by contractual agreements.

In the financial world, the use of online platforms to raise funds is a relatively new and uncharted territory, which can result in potential financial risks for investors. Uprise Africa is aware of these risks and consistently updates its processes to effectively report and address any potential fraudulent behavior in the network, as well as working with partners on best practices around authentication and fraud monitoring.

We are proud to be acknowledged as the “one true equity crowdfunding platform in South Africa” by the Fin-tech Scoping report conducted by Genesis Analytics in collaboration with The World Bank and Intergovernmental Fin-Tech Working Group (IFWG) in South Africa.

Women in South Africa should be wise enough, not only during this Women’s Month but beyond this period, that through crowdfunding for their businesses or making an investment, they can avert financial insecurity, poverty, and inequality.

Wishing you a happy raise for your business and equity buying, now and in the future.

View our Uprise.Africa Raise Capital page and register to start raising your own business capital today.

SA Express

PRESS RELEASE DATED 3rd Aug 2020 :

SAX Employees engages Uprise.Africa to save the Airline through “Alternative” Funding option

Johannesburg, 3rd Aug 2020 – In a novel, De-risked funding strategy, a group of South African Express employees have engaged an equity funding platform, Uprise.Africa, to assist in raising the capital needed to save SA Express.

The group strongly believes that SA Express (SAX) is a national asset that should be salvaged and definitely not liquidated. They further believe that the company is a viable business and if rescued with the correct strategy, could be a very profitable one.

“Liquidating SAX translates into slicing through the very artery that feeds the minor towns and cities in SA, and closing the gateway to our more rural areas,” said SAX spokesperson Michael Hlatshwayo in a statement.

“One of the major factors in improving our economy, would be to stimulate internal travel by South Africans taking ‘sho’t lefts’ through the country. Without a skilled carrier such as SAX, this becomes difficult for many everyday South Africans.”

In addition to the loss of access to cities and towns, liquidating SAX will have a massive detrimental effect on the staff. SAX directly employs skilled and moderately skilled South Africans. 60% of these citizens are in the minor cities, providing jobs, livelihoods and a vital economic lifeline to thousands of people in the cities. 30% of the staff complement come from the rural areas where skills are severely underdeveloped, but with the assistance from companies such as SAX, skills could be recognized and developed.

“The airlines internal financial troubles stem from political interference in its operations, nepotism, poor controls and poor management, exacerbated by external challenges – we can change this! “added Michael Hlatshwayo
“SAX’s fundamental business models are sound with small, cost-efficient aircraft, under-serviced destinations and exclusive, high-value routes. The execution of a revised business model and right-sized operation, by competent management, free of political interference, will return the airline to profitability.”

Another imperative on the agenda for SAX employees is for the Department of Enterprise to give the employees their well-deserved retrenchment packages.

A ‘survival mode’,” is important for them to emerge with stronger mindset to shape their future vision with a new perspective and lay the foundation for implementing this new approach. It takes a lot of hard work to publicize your offering and attract potential investors,” says Tabassum Qadir, the CEO of Uprise.Africa,

An initial review of the proposed Business Plan was conducted by Uprise.Africa’s Legal and Compliance team, and consequently an Expression of Interest was submitted to the Provisional Liquidator through its appointed Agents – GoIndustry DoveBid SA (PTY) LTD. The proposal will need to be approved by the liquidators, shareholders and relevant authorities.

Uprise.Africa will appoint Lufthansa Consulting to conduct further Due Diligence of the project before it goes live on the platform to its registered, accredited national and international investors.
“This is great news for SAX, the Employees and the greater South Africa as it brings a spark of hope to many businesses facing the same prospects,” says SAX spokesperson in closing.

About Uprise.Africa

Uprise.Africa is an equity funding platform that works with entrepreneurs, to raise capital for their businesses and provides investors with a new, alternative investment option.
Uprise.Africa is proud to be acknowledged as the “only one true equity crowdfunding platform in South Africa” by the Fin-tech Scoping report conducted by Genesis Analytics in collaboration with The World Bank and Intergovernmental Fin-Tech Working Group (IFWG) in South Africa.

Through equity crowdfunding, Uprise.Africa empowers entrepreneurs to raise between R3 million and R250 million in exchange for equity shares. Within the rapidly expanding alternative finance industry, Equity crowdfunding is emerging as a popular method for business rescue.
Equity Crowdfunding is a mechanism by which a broad group of investors can fund the project in return of Equity. The Non-Monetary motivations of Equity Crowdfunding investors, such as being part of an exciting project, or receiving non-tangible rewards can explain, why they may be willing to accept more risk or less return than traditional risk capital investors.

Since the Equity crowdfunding platform was launched, the need for a secondary market to trade the shares was recognised as an essential means of providing liquidity to the Crowd investors and this was achieved by a Joint Venture with a Stock Exchange in South Africa. Should the SA Express crowdfunding project be successful the investors will have options to trade their shares on Zarx.

The platform has been recognized both globally and locally and among many other accolades, have been awarded with the following:

• Winner of GovTech ICT Public service award for best SMME – 2019

• Winner of Fast Company – Most Innovative companies 2019

• Winner of Most innovative Online platform for Investment in South Africa – Global Business Outlook Award UK

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Own SA Express

Own SA Express

PRESS RELEASE DATED 3rd  Aug 2020  :

SAX Employees engages Uprise.Africa to save the Airline through “Alternative” Funding option

Johannesburg, 3rd Aug 2020 – In a novel, De-risked funding strategy, a group of South African Express employees have engaged an equity funding platform, Uprise.Africa, to assist in raising the capital needed to save SA Express.

The group strongly believes that SA Express (SAX) is a national asset that should be salvaged and definitely not liquidated. They further believe that the company is a viable business and if rescued with the correct strategy, could be a very profitable one.

“Liquidating SAX translates into slicing through the very artery that feeds the minor towns and cities in SA, and closing the gateway to our more rural areas,” said SAX spokesperson Michael Hlatshwayo in a statement.

“One of the major factors in improving our economy, would be to stimulate internal travel by South Africans taking ‘sho’t lefts’ through the country. Without a skilled carrier such as SAX, this becomes difficult for many everyday South Africans.”

In addition to the loss of access to cities and towns, liquidating SAX will have a massive detrimental effect on the staff. SAX directly employs skilled and moderately skilled South Africans. 60% of these citizens are in the minor cities, providing jobs, livelihoods and a vital economic lifeline to thousands of people in the cities. 30% of the staff complement come from the rural areas where skills are severely underdeveloped, but with the assistance from companies such as SAX, skills could be recognized and developed.

“The airlines internal financial troubles stem from political interference in its operations, nepotism, poor controls and poor management, exacerbated by external challenges – we can change this! “added Michael Hlatshwayo
“SAX’s fundamental business models are sound with small, cost-efficient aircraft, under-serviced destinations and exclusive, high-value routes. The execution of a revised business model and right-sized operation, by competent management, free of political interference, will return the airline to profitability.”

Another imperative on the agenda for SAX employees is for the Department of Enterprise to give the employees their well-deserved retrenchment packages.

A ‘survival mode’,” is important for them to emerge with stronger mindset to shape their future vision with a new perspective and lay the foundation for implementing this new approach. It takes a lot of hard work to publicize your offering and attract potential investors,” says Tabassum Qadir, the CEO of Uprise.Africa,

An initial review of the proposed Business Plan was conducted by Uprise.Africa’s Legal and Compliance team, and consequently an Expression of Interest was submitted to the Provisional Liquidator through its appointed Agents – GoIndustry DoveBid SA (PTY) LTD. The proposal will need to be approved by the liquidators, shareholders and relevant authorities.

Uprise.Africa will appoint Lufthansa Consulting to conduct further Due Diligence of the project before it goes live on the platform to its registered, accredited national and international investors.
“This is great news for SAX, the Employees and the greater South Africa as it brings a spark of hope to many businesses facing the same prospects,” says SAX spokesperson in closing.

About Uprise.Africa

Uprise.Africa is an equity funding platform that works with entrepreneurs, to raise capital for their businesses and provides investors with a new, alternative investment option.
Uprise.Africa is proud to be acknowledged as the “only one true equity crowdfunding platform in South Africa” by the Fin-tech Scoping report conducted by Genesis Analytics in collaboration with The World Bank and Intergovernmental Fin-Tech Working Group (IFWG) in South Africa.

Through equity crowdfunding, Uprise.Africa empowers entrepreneurs to raise between R3 million and R250 million in exchange for equity shares. Within the rapidly expanding alternative finance industry, Equity crowdfunding is emerging as a popular method for business rescue.
Equity Crowdfunding is a mechanism by which a broad group of investors can fund the project in return of Equity. The Non-Monetary motivations of Equity Crowdfunding investors, such as being part of an exciting project, or receiving non-tangible rewards can explain, why they may be willing to accept more risk or less return than traditional risk capital investors.

Since the Equity crowdfunding platform was launched, the need for a secondary market to trade the shares was recognised as an essential means of providing liquidity to the Crowd investors and this was achieved by a Joint Venture with a Stock Exchange in South Africa. Should the SA Express crowdfunding project be successful the investors will have options to trade their shares on Zarx.

The platform has been recognized both globally and locally and among many other accolades, have been awarded with the following:

• Winner of GovTech ICT Public service award for best SMME – 2019

• Winner of Fast Company – Most Innovative companies 2019

• Winner of Most innovative Online platform for Investment in South Africa – Global Business Outlook Award UK

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