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In addition to Pandor’s education accolades from the University of Cape Town, Pandor was also awarded the South African Women in Science Award. Outside of academia, Pandor has an impressive list of awards for her contribution to African innovation and technology, these include: Africa’s Breakthrough Female Innovators of 2017 by the World Economic Forum, Female Tech/E-Commerce Entrepreneur, and Best Black Tech/E-Commerce Entrepreneur at the PriceCheck Tech and E-Commerce Awards in 2016.<ref>[https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/185/166359.html BizCommunity. Written August 22, 2017]</ref> Pandor has been on the Mail and Guardian’s list of 200 Young South Africans, and a 500 Startups Batch 14 alum. In 2015, Pandor and Ribić spent four months in Silicon Valley after being selected to take part in the 500 Startups accelerator, a first for a South African venture.<ref>[https://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/south-african-entrepreneur-lessons-learnt-silicon-valley-tough-times/58556/ How We Made It In Africa. Retrieved December 10, 2018]</ref>
== Investment Investments ==
Pandor and Ribić invested their entire savings into the start of SweepSouth. The investment proved successful and in 2017, Pandor was able to secure Series A financing for the start-up. International retails solutions, Smollan and Venture Capitalist Draper Dark Flow formed part of SweepSouth’s Series A. Existing investors include Identity Future Fund, Africa Angels Network (CRE VC), and private investor Nkosinathi Maphumulo (DJ Black Coffee).<ref>[https://www.itweb.co.za/content/klLn14Mm5QPMJ6Aa ITWeb. Written May 5, 2017]</ref>

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