SwiftVEE, a South African agricultural trading platform, has raised $1.5 million from Subtropico Ltd, an investment company with a focus on the agricultural services sector and related value chain. SwiftVEE helps the buyers and sellers of livestock connect in real-time through the use of third-party “livestock agents”. Livestock agents are similar to property agents and broker deals between buyers and sellers.

The company is one of the first to set up real-time online livestock auc...