Category Archives: VC

The SA VC model is broken….

6 days ago I wrote this on LinkedIn – “The SA VC model is broken. Correction – it has never been right. We need solutions that allow our entrepreneurs to get access to the correct type of funding on the … Continue reading

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The “1-for-40” club

The last few months have been quite hectic. We have had some interesting mandates to raise 3rd party funding and have also invested in and/or launched some start-up businesses ourselves (with various partners). And time and time again we have … Continue reading

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South African VC – lies, damned lies and statistics (and exchange controls and other red tape…)

Report: Over $185m invested in Africa’s tech startups in 2015 I can’t recall where I first read this Ventureburn article, whether it was from the Twitter timeline of Ventureburn (@Ventureburn) itself, The Silicon Cape (@siliconcape) or even (@SAVCA_news). Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Corporate Venture Capital – An open letter to South African corporates

Introduction I recently read two articles on corporate venture capital (CVC), which made me think about my previous article on VC in South Africa where I make no excuses for the fact that I don’t think much of the SA VC sector. … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Companies – a (working) perspective

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the launch of GroTech, one of the latest South African Venture Capital Companies that have emerged following the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) revision of Section 12J of the SA Income Tax Act. The … Continue reading

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My take on the South African VC scene

For the past while we have been involved quite heavily in the VC scene. It hasn’t been a conscious decision, but then we haven’t specifically marketed to the higher end of the market either (which will change). I think a … Continue reading

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The “top” VCs I follow on Twitter, and why

I often get asked which VC investors I follow the most on Twitter, and why. So I thought I’d share a short list of 5 with you. It isn’t a complete list of all the VCs I follow (you can … Continue reading

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