#85 Shakes Motsilili – Disrupting Venture Capital

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.

 

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Links:
Stephen Larkin, 50 shades of crowdfunding

#81 Deconstructing Real Estate Myths – Scott Picken

Scott Picken(@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 Going Global.

 

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LINKS
To get a free copy of the book. Go to proppertygoingglobal.com and click “get your free copy”.
Wealth Migrate website – here
WealthE coin website – here

#79 BETH MALATJI – THE BOOTSRAPPER’S LIFE-SAVING HACKS

“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, financial literacy, wealth accumulation, and leisure. She is currently the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of Tenacity magazine, which focuses on community and rural development – powered by De Beers mining group.

Her life story is inspiring, we go back from where she started as a kid, to her corporate life. It all adds up to where she is today.

 

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

Antoinette Prophy is a South African based entrepreneur, 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 its origins after the failure of a handbag venture Prophy pursued after liquidating her advertising agency — proving that failure in entrepreneurship should not be treated as taboo, to be shunned and not spoken about, but instead should be an important experience to be shared and celebrated.

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EP#71 MPHO DAGADA – THE BITCOIN ENTREPRENEUR

I met the Invest in Future Currency chief and Nda Exchange executive Mpho Dagada, 24, who has already made more than Millions through cryptocurrency in Johannesburg.

He has been all over the tv and radio in South Africa preaching the good story of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in general.

Since I’m a crypto-bug myself, I had to find Mpho and have a chat which I think you’ll enjoy and learn something from.

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Links to Mpho:

Website:
https://www.mphod.com/
https://www.investinfuturecurrency.com/

Link to my youtube channel focused on Cryptocurrency.

#68 ED MYLETT – DO NOT DIE IN YOUR 20s

Ed Mylett(Chairman of WFG) is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage with business legends such as Tony Robbins, John Maxwell and Phil Knight.

I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with Ed and share it with you guys and girls. This will definitely get you off the mat and start going for whats yours.

Nb: Whenever we mentioned “Grant”, we meant Grand Cardone.

Some of the topics we discuss:
– Fitness
– Confidence
– Goals
– Money
– Fear
– Leadership

 

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Links to Ed content:
Website: http://www.edmylett.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIprGZAdzn3ZqgLmDuibYcw
Ed Mylett: https://www.instagram.com/edmylett/ @Edmylett

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#66 LEON VAN VUUREN – THE PRODUCT DRIVEN ENTREPRENEUR

Leon van Vuuren is the CEO and founder of EyeCover, an industry-specific value added product and business solutions provider. He is also director of a Financial Services Consultancy specializing in UBI, Volume and Affinity initiatives.

A qualified and experienced optometrist with extensive competencies in digital marketing, start-ups, business and go-to-market strategies.

In this episode, we discuss business, his early career as an entrepreneur, funding and personal development.

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Leon’s StartUp(Eye cover) – https://www.eyecover.co.za/

Books he recommended:
The four hour work week by Tim Ferriss (Amazon) (South Africa)
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

#65 MARNUS BROODRYK – WHAT IT TAKES

Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, Shark on Shark Tank SA and author of “90 rules for entrepreneurs”.

Marnus has been very successful on his journey as an entrepreneur. He was a millionaire by age 24. Started and made a success out of many businesses. Most recently sold a majority share in The Beancounter (one of South Africa’s most sought after accounting firms that he founded) to JSE-listed, Transaction Capital and he continues to be the CEO.

I have always been inspired by what he does so I had to go and get hold of him for a conversation.

In this episode, we discussed:
– His childhood and beginning
– His first business
– Funding
– What he looks for as an investor
– Education
– Books that impacted him
– His upcoming book, 90 rules for entrepreneurs

His favorite books:
He’s a big fan of Biographies but here’s a list of a few books he mentioned:
-Think & Grow rich by Napoleon Hill
– Born a crime by Trevor Noah
– Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
– Elon Musk biography

This podcast is sponsored by KnektMe. Discover nearby people that can impact your life, career or business.
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Marnus website: Marnus Broodryk

This podcast is sponsored by KnektMe. Discover nearby people that can impact your life, career or business.

#64 PETER SADDINGTON –LETS TALK BITCOIN

Peter Saddington Invested in Bitcoin back in 2011 when it was only $2. Today, 1 Bitcoin is worth $4300+-.

As an entrepreneur, he built 12 companies. 10 of them failed and 2 succeeded. In the last episode, we discussed his journey as an entrepreneur that led to who he is today. Link to previous episode below.

Peter is involved in all facets of the cryptocurrency economy from mining, investing and community. He founded Bitesize Bitcoin on YouTube and theBitcoin.pub community.

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Buy your first Bitcoins with these links:
LUNO: https://www.luno.com/invite/UAC8E (Africa/Europe)
COINBASE: https://www.coinbase.com/join/580beab974462c332874e6f0 (USA/Europe)

As an author, he has published two books which you can find on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Pocket-Guide-Making-Business/dp/1118438256

Link to previous episode: https://www.greyjabesi.com/entrepreneurship/ep63/

Link to Peter’s YouTube channel:

My YouTube Channel: Hardcore Crypto

The Bitcoin Pub: https://thebitcoin.pub/

#63 PETER SADDINGTON – STARTUP FAILURES, SCRUM, EDUCATION, PARENTING

“Begin with the end in mind”- Peter Saddington.

Peter Saddington is a Scientist, Entrepreneur(with 2 private exits) ,Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and Investor. Published author of 2 books, various industry publications, and blogger on software development, board member, advisor, and Angel Investor in startups at various stages.

In this episode we covered:
– Education & Learning (College or not)
– Startups, Scrum and agile (Read his book)
– He started 14 startups and 10 of them failed
– Parenting
– Disciplined and lifestyle
– Work life balance

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Peter’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Agile-Pocket-Guide-Making-Business/dp/1118438256

This is a two part episode, please make sure you check out the next one on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.