R1.240bn investable 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.
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.
The Masisizane Fund is an Old Mutual initiative which provides funding and business development support to SMEs. The SA SME Fund has partnered with Masisizane to establish the Fuel Franchise Fund which will invest capital (debt and equity) into experienced franchisees seeking to operate fuel retail stations.
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.
OneBio Seed Investment Fund (“The Fund”) is a venture capital fund dedicated to investing in biotech companies. The Fund borrows from the highly successful Silicon Valley model of combining science, business and investment and will provide early stage seed capital to biotech start-ups from across South Africa.
University Technology Fund
The University Technology Fund (“UTF”) is a University IP commercialisation fund, that works to invest in and commercialise valuable South African IP originating from universities. The UTF is the first of its kind in South Africa and is based on best practice from Oxford and Cambridge universities , tailored to the South African context.
Digital Africa Ventures
Digital Africa Ventures is a South African based venture capital firm led by black women, focused on supporting emerging digital tech start-ups in Africa. With a passion for entrepreneurship in serving the underserved and representing the underrepresented, our aim is to bridge the funding and support gap for early stage tech entrepreneurs.
Grindstone Ventures is a female-led post-seed fund that supports post-seed equity and quasi-equity investments in early-stage innovation-driven and/or technology companies with strong intellectual property, evident growth potential, with the aim of delivering capital growth and sustainable cash yields over the long term.