Raising Capital: The Highs and Lows of Securing $30M+

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 3:30 – 6:00 PM UTC

If you're an entrepreneur keen on decoding the funding maze, don't miss our upcoming Fireside Chat with Kiaan Pillay, Co-founder and CEO of Stitch. Dive deep into the world of financing on Thursday, 12th of October, 17:30 PM (SAST) at Workshop17 Waterfront. Illuminate your entrepreneurial journey with insights from a master!

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

Startup Grind Cape Town is excited to be hosting a Fireside Chat Event with Kiaan Pillay, Co-founder and CEO of Stitch on Thursday the 12th of October 2023 at 17:30 PM (SAST).

Kiaan Pillay is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stitch, a payments infrastructure company that helps businesses seamlessly connect to the financial system.

Kiaan has been successfully leading Stitch towards becoming one of the top influential API fintech companies in Africa. Stitch customers range from wallet-based companies such as Chipper Cash, Luno, and Zapper, to financial services providers such as Franc, ImaliPay, and Sanlam, to subscription and e-commerce players like FlexClub, to payment service providers and aggregators such as Paystack, Peach, and Yoco.

In 2021, Stitch managed to raise an amazing $21,000,000 during their Series A funding round, which they have used to significantly expand the team, launch new product offerings, and enter new markets across the continent. Recently (in August 2023) they managed to raise another $14,974,759 altogether raising just over $30 million in the past 3 years.

If you're a startup founder pondering the mysteries of fundraising – whether to dive in, or merely dip your toes – join us for an exhilarating fireside chat that promises to illuminate your path!

Event details

Date: 12th of October 2023 (Thursday)

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 PM (SAST)

Venue: In Person at Workshop 17 V&A

To join the event make sure to RSVP by clicking the link above! We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Kiaan Pillay


    CEO & Co-Founder



Thursday, October 12, 2023
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM UTC

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4:00 PMNetworking and Food
5:00 PMFireside Chat
6:00 PMNetworking


  • Brian Mlambo

    BM Marketing

    CEO & Founder