Standard Bank- South Africa’s largest bank by customer numbers- has started playing a key role in promoting and fostering South Africa’s tech startup ecosystem through initiatives like the Standard Bank incubator.
In keeping with Standard Bank’s support of tech entrepreneurs, the bank is profiling up-and-coming tech startups across Africa.
This month, Standard Bank is profiling Giraffe for developing an innovative way to help reduce unemployment in emerging markets. Giraffe won the Seedstars World award for Best South African tech startup in 2015, sponsored by Standard Bank. Giraffe then went on to with the Seedstars World award for best Global Startup 2015, representing South Africa and beating 64 other startups from 55 emerging markets.
Giraffe’s automated recruitment agency service is South Africa’s cheapest, fastest recruitment service. Since launching in early 2015, Giraffe has attracted over 200 thousand jobseekers, placing thousands of them with hundreds of South African businesses in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban.