With our French-South African roots, we are uniquely positioned to connect foreign investors looking to work with the highest calibre of startups in Africa. We believe that the right kind of startups are the best teams to work with to uncover disruptive change and opportunities for growth.
Our acceleration studio is arguably one of the best incubation and acceleration hubs in Africa, and enables us to connect investors and startups with corporates for whom they are able to solve real business challenges. Since 2010 we have been creating and supporting successful business ventures, some of which are listed below:
Winner of the 2012 Urban App Challenge, Kwami is an innovative community driven personal energy management application that received appraisal from Nokia and AppCampus in Aalto University in Finland. The Kwami solution includes an inexpensive 3rd party hardware component enabling your electricity meter data and allows users to monitor the energy consumption of their home, whenever and wherever they are, share it and benchmark it with friends, neighbours, and colleagues.
Built on a combination of METHYS' BI technology and Business Performance Management techniques, METHYS has built the Energy Intelligence Platform that enables companies to understand and address the optimization of energy consumption. Energy Intelligence's mission is to help residential users, corporate clients, and asset managers improve their utilities management performance by turning their electricity, water and heat usage into actionable knowledge.
Methys developed the first independant m-commerce merchant in South Africa. Powertime provides nearly 7 million South African prepaid electricity customers with smart channels to buy electricity tokens and airtime 24/7. Powertime service is available via innovative applications on smart phones, mobisite and website. The service incorporates METHYS' BI expertise to deliver comprehensive monthly usage dashboard to Powertime's customers.
Leveraging on METHYS expertise in BI, ecommerce and mobile commerce and Top12Wines expertise in Wine tasting and ranking, Top12Wines has launched the first online wine store that integrates with user-generated rankings on wine. TOP12WINES is an original wine competition, an organizer of convivial wine tastings, an online store and a provider of open-source intelligence on wine. The start-up aims to become the reference and most truth-worthy wine ranking in South Africa and in the world.
Launched in 2012, PayGenius is a provider of smart solutions to pay online that has become the first mobile payment gateway in South Africa. The PayGenius solutions include payment gateways/switching services to online and an electronic wallet. Convenience, Mobility and Security are the pillars of our philosophy, and we constantly strive to deliver innovation and exceed customer expectations.
Kwami, created by the Methys Labs in 2014, is the 4th start up project we have launched in less than 3 years. It demonstrates our ability to leverage on our expertises to generate successful business ventures.
Christophe Viarnaud Chairman of METHYS Group