Afrishopon is an online shopping company providing an online shopping platform to local shops and customers. Customers pay through the website via MTN MoMo and Credit Cards and get their products delivered.


SABAN (South African Business Angel Network) is the non-profit, professional association for the South African early stage investor community. Established in 2016, SABAN represents a sector that plays a vital role in South Africa’s future, notably in the funding of Start-Ups. SABAN members fuel SA’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.


– Raising awareness of Angel investing activity 

– Capacity building / training

– Networking with peers

– Research

– Accreditation

– Seeding Angel Groups in major economic hubs

– Lobbying for regulatory

Founders Factory is a venture builder that is scaling African ventures by providing programming that combines; the intelligence and experience of local and global technical specialists and entrepreneurs, access to a global network of investors, and exclusive partnerships with corporate giants.

Johannesburg-based investment company Founders Factory Africa (FFA) today announced a partnership with Small Foundation that will see it select 18 agritech startups for an acceleration and incubation program.

Small Foundation is a Dublin-based philanthropic organization that focuses on the rural

Black Women-Owned South African Fund Managers 

Firebird Fund Managers has its roots in business rescue and private equity. We specialize in identifying businesses which are distressed but where active intervention, new capital, debt restructures and compromises, can remedy the distress. We ensure Transformation and Impact through the following:Firebird is 75% black ownedJobs retained is key metric to us as well as above average IRR’s We hand over our businesses wherever possible to new entrants  Sustainable businesses with great governance is our goal

Firebird Turnaround Fund –

Khula Lula is a micro-financing VC that aims to address the existing gap of South African women involved in early-stage entrepreneurial activity, by bolstering female entrepreneurship and underrepresented tech startups.

In January 2020 we opened our applications for the first time to African women in the startup landscape to apply for R200 000 in funding for their pre-seed e-commerce startups. We encountered so many challenges along the way, which included navigating the changes our country was facing as a result of Covid-19. This did not stop us from pursuing our penultimate mission of

Motus is a diversified (non-manufacturing) business in the automotive sector with unrivalled scale and scope in South Africa, and a selected international presence.

Motus is South Africa’s leading automotive group, employing over 17 000 people globally. We are a diversified (non-manufacturing) business in the automotive sector with unrivalled scale and scope in South Africa, a selected international presence primarily in the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as a limited presence in South East Asia and Southern and East Africa.

Motus traces its roots back to 1948, when its founding

SAAD Investment Holdings (SAAD) is the investment arm of the Tree of Life group that buy, build and grow businesses for long-term sustainability and the benefit of all stakeholders. 

SAAD Investment Holdings (SAAD) was established in 2006 and at our core, we are active investors that buy, build and grow businesses in our key focus industries for long-term sustainability and the benefit of all stakeholders. We do this by partnering with management teams and actively supporting the business and its management with the necessary capital, strategic advice and access to business networks. It is

Vunani Capital offers a range of investment products to both institutional and retail clients, including retirement funds, medical schemes, corporates, parastatals and trusts.

Vunani is an independent black-owned and managed diversified financial services group with a unique positioning in the South African financial services sector.

Owner-managed by professionals who have a passion for entrepreneurship, Vunani has become known as one of the country’s leading boutique providers. Its robust operational platform supports an innovative and fully integrated range of products and services

Platform45 develops design-driven software for web and mobile applications.

At Platform45 we promote ideation, we collaborate, we “iterate-iterate-iterate”, and above all, we build things that matter. More and more we are seeing software becoming an integral part of any business wanting to do better, grow faster, and offer their customers “one source of truth”. We know the power of incredible software and the potential it has to change the world, we’ve been at it since 2008 building platforms for fintech start-ups, mining giants, pioneering entrepreneurs and telecom companies. Behind our

Acorn is a specialist private equity fund manager and investment advisor focused exclusively on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Acorn provides a platform for high-net-worth individuals, institutions and funding partners to participate directly in private equity, which is currently done through an investment holding company, Acorn Agri & Food. Prior to Acorn Agri & Food, the Acorn General Fund One was a limited liability partnership that might be replicated in future investment vehicles.

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