Policy reforms would boost high-growth start-up sector, says investor boss

Endeavor SA MD Alison Collier highlights areas in which regulatory change could increase access to capital

SA’s burgeoning high-growth start-up sector could attract more foreign venture capital and create more jobs if the country’s intellectual property, exchange control and visa regulations were streamlined to support it, says the local boss of a leading US-based venture capital investor.

Endeavor SA MD Alison Collier says SA’s venture capital has been shooting the lights out in the past few years, and the sector has huge potential to grow revenue, create jobs and address mass market challenges in SA. But there are three areas in which regulatory change would really assist SA start-ups, unlocking better access to capital and making it easier to expand globally, she said.

Read more