Newtown Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm that actively invests in emerging, disruptive technology startup businesses. Founded and run by internationally successful entrepreneurs, Vinny Lingham and Llew Claasen, Newtown Partners has an entrepreneurial focus that goes beyond investment. The team operates out of offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Sunnyvale, California (Silicon Valley).

The firm has a strong track record of investing in successful technology startups at the forefront of innovation and has successfully invested in and nurtured a number of early-stage companies

Talent10 Holdings is an investment holding company that maximises value creation by providing financial support, strategic, managerial, sales and marketing expertise, access to diverse commercial networks as well as deal making expertise.

Talent10 Holdings was established by its founders as an investment holding company in October 2012 with the vision that by 2020 we would be a significant investment holding company in South Africa with a diversified and integrated portfolio of companies that could have a significantly broader societal impact by growing the businesses and its people. The

KNF, managed by Knife Capital, is a venture capital fund that invests in innovation-driven startup in South African. 

KNF Ventures is a SARS Section 12J Venture Capital Company - enabling qualifying investors to claim amounts invested as a full and permanent deduction from taxable income. By leveraging Knowledge, Networks & Funding, KNF Ventures accelerates the growth of South African innovation-driven SMEs and generate enhanced returns for investors.

Alphawave is a specialised technology investment group with ownership in a number of companies and ventures.

Alphawave supports businesses seeking to do things that are difficult to replicate. As organisations require more information about the world, their products and their customers, our group provides actionable intelligence in an always connected world. The portfolio is focused on the Internet of Everything (IoE), consisting of 14 companies, with exceptional domain expertise in interconnected sensor technology, artificial intelligence, electromagnetic fields and virtual reality. Made

Knife Capital is an equity investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction.

Knife Capital is an independent growth equity investment firm who by leveraging knowledge, networks & funding, accelerate the international expansion of entrepreneurial businesses that achieved a product/market fit in a beachhead market. We have offices in Cape Town and London and invest via a consortium of funds under management, including SARS section 12J Venture Capital Company: KNF Ventures and Draper-Gain Investments.

Savant Venture Fund invests in early stage technology start-ups that are investor-ready with market-ready hardware innovations and demonstrable demand.

Look around you. Everything that makes your modern life comfortable started out with an inventor thinking ‘there’s got to be a better way to do that’. If you are one of those inventors, Savant will walk with you every step of the way, from raising finance, and commercialisation to launching into local and global markets. Working with Savant means you will always have an experienced partner at your side. SAVANT INCUBATOR: Savant is the only

The Diageo Empowerment Trust SA builds and sustains vigorous economic growth through aiding new businesses entering the economy in South Africa.

The Diageo Empowerment Trust SA was started to build and sustain vigorous economic growth through aiding new businesses entering the economy. By focusing on black empowerment, we will help businesses and strengthen communities in South Africa. The Diageo Empowerment Trust SA has three initiatives. 1) Helping promising sorghum farmers compete for new markets. The Trust is already working with identified farmers in the Eastern Cape and will move into

4Di Capital is a venture capital fund manager focused on high-growth technology venture opportunities in the Southern and Eastern Africa region.

4Di Capital is an independent venture capital fund manager based in South Africa’s “Silicon Cape”, specialising in high-growth technology venture opportunities, at the seed, early-and growth-funding stages. The fund manager has offices in Cape Town, South Africa and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. and funds are managed by the GP partnership team of Anton van Vlaanderen, Erik van Vlaanderen, Justin Stanford and Laurie Olivier.

Maxum Business Incubators

Maxum Smart provides business development support to start-ups in the smart industries, such as ICT: internet of things, cyber security, big data and analytics, and artificial intelligence; and advanced manufacturing/industry 4.0: industrial IoT, additive manufacturing, and foundry.

Focus Areas:

  • ICT
  • Advanced manufacturing

Business incubation service offerings are geared towards enabling, growing and fostering start-ups that will create jobs, commercialise innovative technologies and improve competitiveness for Gauteng province, South Africa. 


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