Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum

Venture Capital Companies



  • We look for strong leadership, disruptive business models & scalable businesses poised for rapid growth.

  • We invest in businesses with a minimum viable product, customer traction, viable business model & an executable business plan.
  • We provide support in key areas, access to our networks, strategic guidance, operational support & funding.

Website: www.angelhubventures.com



  • Big focus on innovation
  • Early Stage Capital
  • Supporting skills and networks as well as strategic advice.

Website: www.invenfin.com



  • EchoVC Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams, business models and knowledge across North America, Africa and SE Asia.

Website: www.echovc.com

I/O Ventures


  • I/O ventures is an early stage startup program that focuses heavily on mentorship. We work closely with founders from product launch through the next stage of company development, sharing what has proven to work for product scaling, revenue growth and fund raising

Website: www.ventures.io

Adlevo Capital


  • We focus on technology-enabled opportunities, which benefit from increased buying power of consumers.

Website: www.adlevocapital.com



  • 88mph do investments in early stage mobile or web companies targeting the African market. Focusing purely on ideas that have the potential to scale across Africa

Website: www.88mph.ac


eVentures Africa Fund


  •  Internet and/or mobile applications, platforms, e-commerce and solution-providers (i.e. not in infrastructure and hardware)

Website: www.eva-fund.com

Africa Media Venture Fund


  • Africa Media Ventures Fund mobilizes capital and experience in the Netherlands to invest in entrepreneurs in the media sector and small and medium sized African media companies. We offer a combination of venture capital and business development support, involving knowledge, experience, access to proven business concepts/applications and network. Our capital investment will range from EUR 15,000 to EUR 100,000.

Website: www.amvf.nl



  • Knife Capital is an independent third party fund manager focusing on high growth, high impact technology-enabled businesses from South Africa and other frontier economies across Sub-Saharan Afric

Website: www.knifecap.com



  • Jacana Partners is a pan-African private equity company that invests in entrepreneurs, builds successful small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and delivers sustainable financial and social returns.

Website: www.jacanapartners.com



  • They Offer: Capital, access to global networks and resources, and a strategic mentoring and partnership approach. Sectors of interest: Promising technology, software, web, media and telecommunications prospects. Funding Stage: Full life-cycle, from seed and early stage through to growth and expansion financing

Website: http://www.4dicapital.com/

Hasso Plattnerf Venture Africa


  •  Global Gateway via Hasso Plattner Ventures Europe. They Offer more than just capital – provides a network of experienced entrepreneurs, partners, industry networks and third party service providers.

Website: http://hp-ventures.com/

Industrial Development Corporation 


  • They Offer: Support of ideas not addressed by the market and serving as a catalyst for sustainable market growth.
  • Funding Stage: Early to development stage

Website: www.amvf.nl



  • They Offer: Business and technical mentorship, hosting internet access facilities and incubator level funding.
  • Funding Stage: Early

Website: :  www.islabs.co.za

EdgeGrowth (AKA Vumela)


  • This a fairly new VC Fund from First Rand that is based in Johannesburg, but provides funding nation-wide.
  • They also provide strong incubation support. (The Fund Manager of Vumela is FNB in Alliance with Edge Growth, with Edge providing the expertise and human resources for the actual investment activity.)

Website: http://www.edgegrowth.com/

Industrial Development Corporation 


  • Investments that fall below other companies’ mandate. They focus on deals below R100 million and because this is relatively competitor free are able to negotiate favourable prices with target companies.
  • Funding Stage: Growth and expansion

Website: http://acornequity.com/

Intel Capital


  • Vast resources, including insights into roadmaps, engineering methods, and access to their labs.
  • Funding Stage:  Early finance to growth and merger

Website: www.intelcapital.com

Trium Investment (TriVest)


  • TriVest is a leading provider of equity for growth capital financings, middle market corporate acquisitions and recapitalizations.
  • TriVest prefers to invest in quality small to medium sized companies, which possess or promise strong and defensible market positions in growing or fragmented industries.
  • TriVest pursues investment opportunities which are based in South Africa, but with the potential to achieve scale through expansion within Africa.

Website: http://www.trivest.co.za/