OUR INVESTMENTS

R1.240bn investable capital

VENTURE CAPITAL
KNF Ventures
$
Grindstone
$
Savant
$
4Di
$
GROWTH
PAPE
$
SummerPlace
$
IMPACT
Spartan
$
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Grindstone

Grindstone is a Knife managed incubation programme that will identify 10 entrepreneur led businesses and assist their process to grow and be investment ready

4Di

4Di is a well-established venture capital firm with a strong track record that will identify and invest into early stage tech businesses

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Knife Capital

Knife Capital is an independent growth equity investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction. By leveraging knowledge, networks & funding, Knife accelerates the international expansion of entrepreneurial businesses that achieved a product/market fit in a beachhead market.

Savant Capital

Savant is a commercially-focused hardware technology incubator and fund that provides bespoke business development support.

Savant partners with highly skilled science and technology inventors for their start-up and commercialisation journey

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PAPE

PAPE Fund Managers is an established, black-owned boutique private equity manager that invests in Southern Africa with the principal office domiciled in South Africa. As active managers of long-term equity risk capital across multiple funds, PAPE Fund Managers aspires to improve the lives of all South Africans through enhancing the Southern African Development Community’s agendas such as job creation, broader tax base and sustained economic growth

Spartan

Spartan is debt financing house for SME’s and is strictly focused on small & growing businesses. Spartan provides a range of debt facilities including growth and mezzanine finance. The SA SME Fund, Spartan and Black Umbrellas have entered into an agreement that will enable Spartan to provide funding to entrepreneurs who graduate from the Black Umbrellas incubators.

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SummerPlace

SummerPlace is a first time woman owned and managed private equity fund we are incubating. They will focus on investing into credible existing SME’s with a high potential to grow