Author: Amy Bradfield

19
Jun

Methys Labs’ PayGenius startup winner of the French Grand Prix for Overseas French Entrepreneurs

Awesome news from France! For its 4th edition, more than 400 passionate entrepreneurs, members of the jury and representatives of the partners gathered at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris to celebrate the Grand Prix of French fast growing companies. 14 sectors of activities were honoured, rewarding not only French companies selected for their remarkable growth but also French entrepreneurs operating overseas. Pre-selected among more than 230 French companies that experienced high ...

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15
May

We are nothing if we are not a team

Methys South Africa is growing so we place emphasis on bringing our various teams together on a regular basis for some fun. Teams include our digital team, our FSATLabs startups, our BI unit and all the people that make the Methys magic happen. Last week we had a braai Olympic games session over lunch, organised by the startups this time. We are a multicultural, multinational team, so this was an awesome theme to bring us together, underpinned by our South African heritage, the boerewors braai! ...

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31
Mar

Will the ‘Internet of Things’ reshape the security industry?

Everyday objects that can send and receive data have started to enter our homes. This new development of the Internet is what we call the ‘Internet of Things’. This new megatrend has already started to attract leading digital players such as Google, Amazon and Samsung as well as a vast ecosystem of start-ups. This burgeoning industry is expected to know a tremendous growth in the coming years, from 2 billion connected objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020 (1). This ...

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31
Mar

Methys leads the launch of Cape Town French Tech Hub

On Wednesday, March 16, the Cape Town French Tech Hub was officially launched at a cocktail dinner organized by the French Tech team, gathering both South African and French tech entrepreneurs and institutions.  On this occasion, key South African and French personalities expressed their welcoming of the initiative: Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France in South Africa Tim Harris, CEO Wesgro Daniel Guasco, Chairman of Silicon Cape Camille ...

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15
Mar

How to get feedback on your prototypes

Whether you’re building an application or a website, it is critical to incorporate user feedback as early as possible in your prototyping journey. Getting relevant user feedback in the early stages of your project will allow you to maximize your design and development resources by limiting the number of iterations required to produce a compelling digital product. Prototype iteratively The basic rule to follow when building a basic prototype is, get feedback and iterate with a more detailed ...

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2
Mar

Mobile World Congress: our perspective

The Mobile World Congress that was held end of February in Barcelona, is the largest mobile trade show of the year. Traditionally, it is where phone constructors, with the exception of Apple, launch their flagship handsets. Here are the main event highlights from our perspective as mobile developers: Less wearables and tablets:  The MWC2016 didn’t see a huge number of wearables and tablets launched compared to the previous editions. This shows a slow down for these two product ...

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29
Feb

Methys has announced today its membership of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA)

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tunis, Paris – February 18th, 2016. During the SAVCA conference held in Stellenbosh on 17 – 18 February, Methys announced it is joining as a member of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).  Methys delivers business analysis, implementation, training, application management and cloud services to Private Equity Funds and Alternative Investment Managers. The company works in partnership with eFront on numerous software ...

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10
Feb

Methys proudly supports the launch of French Tech Cape Town

On January 28th of 2016, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron announced Cape Town, one of the most innovative hub in Africa, as one of the 6 new “French Tech Hubs”. Cape Town, South Africa therefore joins San Francisco, London, Tokyo, New York or Hong Kong amongst the host of these Hubs, located at the heart of the most innovative cities in the world. “La French Tech” is a increasingly powerful force aggregating thousands of companies, ranging ...

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11
Jan

Have an App, what’s next?

After spending sleepless and stressful nights developing an app, it is finally ready. Ready to be used and to be launched. You are well aware that a mobile app can either be a failure or a success and you know that you cannot simply place your app on the application stores and hope for a flood of downloads. There are approximately 1.6 and 1.5 million apps respectively in the google play store and the app store so the chance that consumers will magically discover your app are unlikely. Your app ...

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4
Jan

Methys’ tech predictions for 2016

What can we expect from the tech sector in 2016? Our staff got tempted to play the game of identifying the top tech trends for the coming years. Here are Methys’ obvious or wildly speculative predictions for 2016. 1. The Internet of things will become a vending channel. E-commerce as we know it is about to be fundamentally reshaped, as every connected object in the future becomes a potential commerce channel. The launch of the Amazon Echo and the Dash button in the USA is a first attempt in ...

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