GUGU LOURIE: Ukheshe puts in the hard graft to saddle up a potential unicorn
The company is proving it is built to last by tapping into an underserved sector
“I developed our business model on the idea of creating an enduring, great company — just like you taught us at Stanford University, and the venture capitalists looked at me like I was crazy,” goes the story.
“Then one of them pointed his finger at me and said: ‘We’re not interested in enduring, great companies. Come back with an idea that you can do quickly, and that you can take public or get acquired in 12 to 18 months’.”..