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Top 40 Transportation Startup Investors in South Africa

A list of 40 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Transportation startups based in South africa. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Transportation companies from South africa. We update this investor list every month.

Top 40 Transportation Startup Investors in South Africa

Investor Transportation South Africa investments
Kalon Venture Partners 4
IDF Capital SA 3
AlphaCode Club 3
E4EAfrica 3
Vinny Lingham 2
Launch Africa 2
Digital Africa Ventures 2
4 Decades Capital 2
Standard Chartered Bank 2
HAVAÍC 2
AngelHub Ventures 1
CRE Venture Capital 1
Frederik Gerner 1
IBM 1
Microsoft 1
GalloProvincialis 1
TotalEnergies Ventures 1
Futuregrowth Asset Management 1
Capaci.Tech 1
Standard Bank of South Africa 1
VNV Global 1
Marc Andreessen 1
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 1
Vumela Fund 1
Johan Dekker 1
Polo Leteka 1
Lowenthal Capital Partners 1
KNF Ventures 1
Tim Draper 1
Tsing Capital 1
SAAD Investment Holdings 1
Goldman Sachs 1
Dain Rauscher Wessels 1
Naspers 1
Bas Hochstenbach 1
E2 Ventures 1
Harambeans 1
Hlayisani Growth Fund 1
Newtown Partners 1
Jozi Angels 1
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Kalon Venture Partners VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
A growing number of South Africans are investing in venture capital companies that operate under Section 12J of the Income Tax Act. Contact us now.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile Apps, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Africa, Luxembourg, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GoMetro — See All Your Vehicles, All The Time | Go Metro
  • Talk360 — Talk360 is an easy-to-use calling app that helps people make affordable international calls to any mobile and landline number. They believe that reliable communication and digital services must be affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of someone's background. Especially people in emerging countries in Africa, who often need theseservices the most, do not always have the necessary banking possibilities. To bridge this distance, Talk360 will launch the world's first single checkout platform for Africa. This platform will combine all locally available payment methods and currencies across Africa, together with over 1.25 million cash points of sales, and will eventually be available to other companies as well. This means that 500 million Africans will be able to purchase digital services they never had access to before.
  • Sendmarc — Stop cyber criminals from sending emails using your domain and protect your customers, suppliers and employees from cyber attacks with DMARC Security.
IDF Capital SA VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
IDF Capital is an established financier, that invests in high growth SMEs and entrepreneurial businesses. Specialist Entrepreneurial Financing Institution
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Carscan — cARscan is an Augmented Reality app with an embedded visual recognition AI to track the visual condition of every motor vehicle during its life-stage.
AlphaCode Club VC Fund · Gauteng, NA - South Africa, South Africa
We are an African venture capital fund, for world-class African entrepreneurs run by seasoned African investors.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Automotive
  • Grant, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • BriefCo — BriefCo is South Africa's first and only legal cost consultancy leveraging technology. We utilize our own secure online platform to allow for the digital delivery and storage of all documents, thereby reducing the significant costs associated with printing, delivery, and file preparation. ​
  • Vocalysd.ai — Vocalysd is a customer-centric, AI-powered insights tool. Vocalysd unlocks usable, easy-to-digest insights from your conversational data. These insights are key to optimising client interactions and enhancing your customers' experience.
  • Sizanani — Collaboration is at the centre of everything we do. We partner with like-minded organisations to help our users find the best financial products in the market. We are the first WhatsApp-first stokvel solution because we believe that technology is fundamentally meant to create value, not apps.
E4EAfrica VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa · 3 investments in the past 12 months
E4E (“Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs”) specializes in supporting early stage ventures in South Africa from very early stage (pre-series A) to scale up.E4E focus on smart entrepreneurs and business ideas that are great businesses and make a significant contribution to a better (South) Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Logistics, Internet, Supply Chain Management
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Africa, France, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Pineapple — In short, Pineapple see the traditional insurance model, user journey and products as lacking and set out to remedy these by doing the following: 1) Changing the business model to align incentives, show people how premiums are used and award members leftover premium back 2) Making insuring as easy as snapping a picture where AI does the rest andcover is issued in under 60 seconds 3) Allowing per-item insurance and new product innovation to address cover not currently offered or accessible to manyPineapple launched in South Africa in 2018 with their "My Stuff" per-item insurance and have since launched their auto offering "My Ride". They have also partnered with Travelers in the US and have white-labeled their platform in the US.
  • TUNL — TUNL | Unlocking Exports
  • Hohm Energy — We make the process of going solar simple. Generate your free, custom solar proposal and get matched with an accredited solar provider in under 5 mins.
Vinny Lingham Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Vinny Lingham is Co-Founder & CEO at Civic. He was the founder and CEO of Gyft, a mobile gift card app that allows customers to buy, store, send and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device. He is also the founder of Yola.com, a web development and hosting company that enables users without prior programming knowledge to developwebsites. Vinny is the recipient of numerous awards, including Top Young ICT Entrepreneur in Africa (2006) and was also a finalist for Men’s Health Best Man (2009) and ICT Personality of the Year in South Africa (2008). He also previously founded Clicks2Customers, which also won the Top Technology Company award in South Africa in 2006. He has previously served on marketing advisory boards for Nasdaq listed Valueclick and Yahoo, was also selected as an Endeavor “High Impact Entrepreneur” in 2006. Vinny studied a B.Com (Information Systems) at the University of Cape Town.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Internet, Cryptocurrency
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States, South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Glif — Interoperable tools for the Filecoin network
  • Afterparty — Afterparty is a technology company behind the new Web3 platform enabling creators to directly monetize and manage NFT collector relationships
  • Collectibles.com — Collectibles is the Home of Collectors: Cards, Comics, Coins, Stamps and more. Connect with Likeminds, Trade and Showoff your Collection for free
Launch Africa VC Fund · Ebène, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Launch Africa is a fund with the primary objective of unlocking the capital constraints of Seed Stage tech startups.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Bosso — Bosso projects and realizes automation and robotic solutions for the growth of your business.
  • Maad — Maad is Francophone Africa's fastest-growing B2B marketplace, based in Dakar, Senegal. Our tech-driven solution allows retailers to order products from our one-stop shop and benefit from working capital loans
  • Zuri — Zuri provides a variety of looks created by black women for black women. Zuri platform, brand, and finance solutions support Black women business owners' economic mobility.
Digital Africa Ventures VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa · 2 investments in the past 12 months
African Digital Ventures centered on assisting African digital technology start-ups in their early stages.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Logistics, Supply Chain Management
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Locstat — We illuminate the concealed risks and opportunities in the dark spaces of your digital environment
  • Tripplo — Tripplo is a platform to automate and optimise operations for transporters, cargo owners and cargo brokers.
  • TUNL — TUNL | Unlocking Exports
4 Decades Capital VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
4 Decades Capital is a venture capital firm based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Travel, Big Data
  • Seed
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • GoMetro — See All Your Vehicles, All The Time | Go Metro
Standard Chartered Bank VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Standard Chartered Bank offers personal and business banking services. Their solutions for companies include transaction banking and financial markets solutions. They also offer current accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, loans, and mortgage services.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Internet, FinTech
  • Debt Financing, Post-IPO Debt, Funding Round
  • Singapore, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Verkor — Verkor is a battery cell manufacturer whose goal is to increase the production of low-carbon batteries to fulfill the growing demand for electric vehicles. The company focuses on the development of low-carbon batteries with a carbon footprint that is many times smaller than standard batteries. This reduces the logistics footprint, includingemissions, and provides businesses with batteries that are very inexpensive and use carbon-free electricity.
  • AdaniConneX — AdaniConneX is the largest Hyperscale Data Center provider. Avail the maximum uptime, highest energy efficiency, full scalability and security to your business and customers.
  • Indorama Fertilizers — Indorama Fertilizers operates a world-class, 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum urea manufacturing facility based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The plant has been developed to global environmental, social and construction standards. It plays a key role in supporting the agricultural sector in Nigeria by providing a reliable supply of fertilizers forlocal farmers, thereby enabling import substitution and supporting the diversification needs of the Nigerian economy. Indorama Fertilizers is also advantageously located to serve neighboring West African countries and key Western hemisphere markets, including North America, South America and Europe
HAVAÍC VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa · 2 investments in the past 12 months
HAVAÍC is an investment and advisory firm that specialises in early-stage, high-growth African businesses with proven concepts and global prospects, offering investment opportunities to sophisticated investors and international venture capital companies with an interest in Africa. As a complementary offering, HAVAÍC provides corporate advisory andcapital raising services to emerging, internationally scalable businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Africa, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Sportable — Sportable is a sports data company that changes the game for teams and audiences. With Rugby being their primary focus, they are working with a number of teams and manufacturers to create and develop hardware and wearable devices that enable sport specific data to be collated in real time. Their technology gives the viewer, the team, and thebroadcaster unprecedented insight into the decision making of players.Sportable was founded in 2015 and is based in London, England.
  • Tanda — As a Tanda Agent, you can sell Kenya's favorite digital products, and grow your duka while you're at it
  • Right Now Response — Your go-to for expert breakdown assistance. Our dedicated team ensures you're back on the road swiftly and safely. Contact us for reliable support today!
AngelHub Ventures VC Fund · Stellenbosch, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Operating out of Stellenbosch in South Africa and backed by two family offices Angelhub Ventures's team is passionate about early stage investments in (South) Africa. Being entrepreneurial ourselves, we thoroughly understand the challenges and changes our founders face – which is why we back them in any way we can. Most importantly, we believein building great businesses and we are in it for the long haul.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Education
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Africa, Mexico, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • Syscap — Syscap is a financial technology company that offers cutting-edge solutions to financial institutions to have a better administration and management of their funding sources. It connects the leaders of financial and real estate institutions with their funders. For institutions, the company ensures the optimization of their funding source managementprocesses, but also the strengthening of the relationship with their funders. To funders, Syscap guarantees the transparency and timely monitoring of its funds for the safety and growth of its resources.
  • Godochurch — GoDoChurch is a cloud-based church administration software which is designed to assist Christian churches and ministries with managing members, Sunday services, events, communications, and more. The system is made up of a base package, covering messaging, news, ministries, lists, church roles, services, events, and growth paths, with additionalmodules for managing follow-ups, groups, and Kids church.
  • Velocity — Velocity is a micro fulfillment dark store that delivers through digital channels.
CRE Venture Capital VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2015, CRE Venture Capital invests in early stage tech companies that are levered to Africa. CRE is headquartered in the New York metro area, with a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Africa, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Sava — Sava is a multi-management platform that provides an unlimited number of virtual cards as well as automated accounting reconciliation.
  • Stitch — One API integration for all online payments across South Africa. Accept Instant EFT, debit + credit card, cash, direct deposit and debits. Manage + reconcile digital payments and send payouts
  • Bettr — Bettr is a digital banking app for creator. Download the app to get your zero monthly fee digital bank account and virtual card. Join our community of creators, gamers, influencers, freelancers, tiktokkers, streamers, YouTubers and digital gig workers.
Frederik Gerner Angel · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Frederik Gerner
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Investment focus
  • B2C, Biotechnology, Electrical Distribution
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • South Africa, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • DX Digital Africa — DX Digital Africa specializes in automotive intelligence to build capabilities for vehicles of the future. Optimizing processes and reducing maintenance costs throughout the lifecycle of vehicles from the factory floor to scrap yard.
  • Yebo Fresh — Powering South Africa's Township Economy.
  • Zelda Learning — Zelda is a mobile platform that provides career guidance to students in high-school and university, linking them to opportunities that are right for them.
IBM VC Fund · Armonk, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
For more than a century, IBM has been a global technology innovator, leading advances in AI, automation and hybrid cloud solutions that help businesses grow.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, FinTech
  • Funding Round, Grant, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Hugging Face — Hugging Face is an open-source and platform provider of machine learning technologies. Their aim is to democratize good machine learning, one commit at a time. Hugging Face was launched in 2016 and is headquartered in New York City.
  • Ghost Kitchens — Join the fastest growing restaurant company in the country
  • The University of Tokyo — Official website of the University of Tokyo. Features an introduction to UTokyo, its research and international activities, admissions and other information.
Microsoft VC Fund · Redmond, Washington, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Microsoft is an American multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services.Microsoft’s devices and consumer (D&C) licensing segment licenses the Windows operating system and related software, Microsoft Office for consumers, and the Windows Phone operating system. Thecompany’s computing and gaming hardware segment provides Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video games, and Xbox Live subscriptions; surface devices and accessories; and Microsoft PC accessories. Its phone hardware segment offers Lumia smartphones and other non-Lumia phones. Its D&C segment provides Windows Store, Xbox Live transactions, and Windows phone store; search advertising; display advertising; Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal; first-party video games; and other consumer products and services as well as operating retail stores.Microsoft’s commercial licensing segments license server products, including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Windows Embedded; Windows operating system; Microsoft Office for business, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and related CALs; Microsoft Dynamics business solutions; and Skype. Its commercial segment offers enterprise services, including premier support services and Microsoft consulting services; commercial cloud comprising Office 365 Commercial, other Microsoft Office online offerings, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure; and other commercial products and online services.The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Grant, Funding Round, Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Oort — Oort is a Web3 data cloud that helps build and scale your data-driven business easier and faster with the most powerful Web3-native tools on the near-infinite decentralized cloud resources.
  • Vengo AI — Vengo AI stands at the forefront of digital companionship and creator-driven marketplaces, recognized for its innovation with over $300,000 in credits and grants from tech leaders like Microsoft, Nvidia, OpenAI, Stripe, and more. Situated in an $850 billion market poised for significant growth by 2030, Vengo AI uniquely merges technology toredefine social interactions and AI leadership. This platform is a collaborative effort between Spinnr and Vengo AI, setting a new standard for next-gen brand-consumer engagement through real-time video and customizable AI personas. It revolutionizes brand engagement and offers celebrity AI personas for scalable, personalized fan experiences, all while requiring zero effort from the stars themselves. Vengo AI uniquely combines artificial intelligence capabilities with real-life human connections, offering a dual experience that sets it apart in the industry. This approach not only places Vengo AI at the vanguard of digital companionship but also firmly integrates creators into its economic model, enabling them to share in the platform's success and redefine the landscape of digital interaction and community-driven economic participation.
  • Torus Robotics — Torus Robotics develops unmanned ground vehicles, robotics, and innovative powertrain technology for defense, aviation, automotive, and consumer applications.
GalloProvincialis VC Fund
GalloProvincialis
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Investment focus
  • Payments, Software, Logistics
  • Seed
  • South Africa, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Maholla — Maholla is a consumer technology company focused on delivering value to millions of shoppers in Africa's emerging markets. Rewarding shoppers for any purchase from any store, Maholla is building a consumer rewards experience that is completely agnostic of any specific brand, retailer and payment mechanism.
  • Sticitt — Sticitt is a cashless payment platform. Sticitt services schools, lifestyle and golf estates, as well as events and is assisting one utility company to get clients to pay for water bills using its cashless payments system.
  • Tripplo — Tripplo is a platform to automate and optimise operations for transporters, cargo owners and cargo brokers.
TotalEnergies Ventures VC Fund · La Défense, Ile-de-France, France
TotalEnergies Ventures is the venture capital arm of Total.As part of Total's commitment to a better energy future, TotalEnergies Ventures is focused on finding, funding and fostering high-potential start-ups which will contribute to creating a low carbon future.Current areas of interest include Renewables, Distributed Energy, NewMobility, Energy Access, Energy Storage, Bio-Plastics, Circular Economy, Carbon Capture and Hydrogen.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Renewable Energy, Transportation
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series C
  • United States, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Autogrid — Building a Resilient and Sustainable Grid with Distributed Energy Resources. Enabling a smarter, cleaner, more distributed electric power grid.
  • 45-8 ENERGY — 45-8 ENERGY is exploring eco-friendly helium for uses in many industries.
  • Ampersand — Ampersand catalyzes and power mass-market electric mobility. By supplying the battery swap network and operating system the company makes sustainable mobility rapidly accessible and affordable for developing markets, to improve livelihoods and the environment. With over a million km already covered by e-motorcycles in Africa using our plug-and-playpowertrain and energy network.
Futuregrowth Asset Management VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Futuregrowth manages the full range of fixed interest and developmental impact funds on behalf of our clients. We are committed to managing and investing our clients' funds in a responsible manner.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Logistics, Medical Device
  • Seed, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Africa, France, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tripplo — Tripplo is a platform to automate and optimise operations for transporters, cargo owners and cargo brokers.
  • Pineapple — In short, Pineapple see the traditional insurance model, user journey and products as lacking and set out to remedy these by doing the following: 1) Changing the business model to align incentives, show people how premiums are used and award members leftover premium back 2) Making insuring as easy as snapping a picture where AI does the rest andcover is issued in under 60 seconds 3) Allowing per-item insurance and new product innovation to address cover not currently offered or accessible to manyPineapple launched in South Africa in 2018 with their "My Stuff" per-item insurance and have since launched their auto offering "My Ride". They have also partnered with Travelers in the US and have white-labeled their platform in the US.
  • SweepSouth — Book a home cleaning online from your mobile, tablet or computer. SweepSouth connects you with a cleaner in minutes. Cleaners are experienced, reliable, efficient and insured.
Capaci.Tech VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
CapaciTech operates as a South African holding company that consists of an advisory business and special purposes vehicles that house shareholdings in various entrepreneurial ventures.
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Investment focus
  • SMS, Apps, SaaS
  • Seed
  • South Africa, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Mobiz — Supercharge your SMS marketing with dynamic, high-converting landing pages sent directly into the hands of your customers.
  • HomeFarm — What Homefarm is all about. Homefarm brings smart, indoor gardens to homes and businesses across South Africa and Europe.
  • Right Now Response — Your go-to for expert breakdown assistance. Our dedicated team ensures you're back on the road swiftly and safely. Contact us for reliable support today!
Standard Bank of South Africa VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Standard Bank Group Limited is a major South African bank and financial services group. It is Africa's biggest lender by assets.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Logistics, Transportation
  • Seed
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Tripplo — Tripplo is a platform to automate and optimise operations for transporters, cargo owners and cargo brokers.
VNV Global VC Fund · Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden · 2 investments in the past 12 months
VNV Global is an investment company with the business concept of using experience, expertise and a widespread network to identify and invest in assets with considerable potential for value appreciation. The company has a special focus on online marketplaces and businesses with strong network effects. The common shares of VNV Global are listed onNasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap segment, with the ticker VNV.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Marketplace
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Sweden, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • MatHem — MatHem is an e-commerce company that combines a complete grocery store online with recipes and subscriptions for ready-made groceries. It delivers food to Swedish homes 7 days a week. The company also combines a full grocery store online with prescription and subscription finished shopping bags. MatHem offers a broad range of grocery products andadjacent household consumables, catering to more than half of Swedish households. The company food is delivered to your door with their own temperature-controlled to ensure an unbroken cold chain.Mathem.se has been awarded The Grocery Website of the Year (Årets matsajt) in 2010, 2011 and 2013 by the Swedish online magazine Internet world. It was founded in 2009 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden
  • NoTraffic — NoTraffic has developed the first AI-powered traffic signal platform that connects road...
  • VOI Technology — VOI is a micro-mobility startup that provides electric scooters for last-mile transportation. Douglas Stark, Filip Lindvall, and Fredrik Hjelm founded it in 2018. Its headquarters is located in Stockholm in Sweden.VOI Technology is aiming to create a system of electrically powered scooters around urban centers to provide an affordable,sustainable, and exhilarating way to commute while helping people to reduce their carbon footprint and cities to have a more sustainable transportation network.
Marc Andreessen Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Marc Andreessen was the Co-founder of LoudCloud Systems.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Quillette — What is Quillette? Quillette is an Australian based online magazine that focuses on long-form analysis and cultural commentary. We are politically non-partisan, but rely on reason, science, and humanism as our guiding values. Quillette hosts the Quillette and Quillette Cetera podcasts, and every year we throw Quillette Socials for our
  • Libermans Co — We are the Liberman Siblings: David & Daniil, Anna, and Masha.
  • Redbeard Ventures — Red Beard Ventures is a full-stack web3 fund investing across Web 3.0 and crypto, including consumer applications, infrastructure, gaming, the metaverse, and DeFi with a focus on pre-seed through Series B investments in equity and tokens.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 34 investments in the past 12 months
We are a nonprofit fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharmaceutical
  • Grant, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, India
Portfolio highlights
  • STRM.BIO — STRM.BIO specializes in the fields of biotechnology and life science.
  • Scentian Bio — Scentian Bio operates as a platform that provides ultimate sensing solution.
  • AN2 Therapeutics — AN2 Therapeutics, Inc. is a California-based global health biopharmaceutical company focused on modern biomedical and drug development expertise to provide transformational medicines for patients suffering from infectious diseases. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, United States.
Vumela Fund VC Fund · Hyde Park, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Vumela was established in 2009 by FNB Business Banking and Edge Growth. The objective was to create an innovative model for the development of a sustainable and a financially and operationally independent investment business which invests in high growth small, medium and micro size enterprises with good economic and impact returns.Vumela wascapitalised in 2010. Within the first four years, we’d invested R90 million into eight high growth SMEs, and created a total of 400 jobs. They launched their second fund in 2015, after a further investment of R100 million from FirstRand and R127 million from the Jobs Fund. Within the first year of launching this second fund, we’ve committed R43 million to five investments that are expected to create over 1800 new jobs.The first fund of its kind in South Africa, Vumela’s main goals are to invest in and develop entrepreneurial companies in order to help alleviate poverty in South Africa by creating jobs, and to generate a return for its beneficiaries: the Shalamuka Foundation and the FirstRand Group.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Primary Education
  • Funding Round, Seed, Debt Financing
  • South Africa, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Rentoza — We champion giving you access, affordability and flexibility to explore tech on your own terms
  • Kombo King — Kombo King Ventless Fryer Tech removes the need for plumes of steam & the constant eye of an inconsistent employee to Revolutionize & solve the frying industry!
  • Kusini Water — Kusini Water builds water treatment systems from nanotechnology and macadamia nut shells.
Johan Dekker Angel
Johan Dekker
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Investment focus
  • Delivery, Logistics, Last Mile Transportation
  • Funding Round
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Pargo — Pargo is a convenient logistics solution that lets you collect and return parcels at Pargo parcel points throughout the country when it suits you best.
Polo Leteka Angel · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Polo Leteka is the Founder and Chairman of IDF Capital SA. She previously worked at Standard Bank of South Africa. Polo Leteka attended the University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Internet, Logistics
  • Seed, Series B
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • SweepSouth — Book a home cleaning online from your mobile, tablet or computer. SweepSouth connects you with a cleaner in minutes. Cleaners are experienced, reliable, efficient and insured.
Lowenthal Capital Partners VC Fund · Davis, California, United States
Lowenthal Capital Partners fills this need through its subscription newsletter service which offers a myriad of stock picks.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Logistics, Media and Entertainment
  • Funding Round
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Vision Software PTY — Vision was founded in 1990. It is the leader in entertainment and edutainment software sales in South Africa and has 16 full-time employees. The company has regional offices in Durban and Cape Town and is rapidly building export sales into Kenya and four neighboring countries (Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland). In addition to ElectronicArts products, Vision distributes software for other leading publishers.
KNF Ventures VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
was a SARS-approved section 12J Venture Capital Company
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, EBooks, EdTech
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Snapplify — Snapplify is at the forefront of edtech solutions in Africa, and specialises in enabling digital learning for individuals and institutions via the largest digital educational marketplace in Africa. As a global edtech company, Snapplify strives for radical inclusion to level the playing field and equip individuals across emerging markets with theworld-class tools they need to collaborate, innovate and thrive. Snapplify’s technology is used in other educational products to facilitate collaboration throughout the educational community.Snapplify for Education’s award-winning platform is already a top choice for institutions integrating digital education into their classrooms. From software to support, Snapplify provides institutions with everything they need to create a secure, collaborative e-learning environment for students. Snapplify’s robust 24-hour-access digital-library solution offers thousands of free ebooks and widely applicable, curriculum-approved educational content supplied by partner publishers from across the globe. Snapplify’s diversity of device integration allows schools to use its products on the devices that they already have access to, without having to invest in costly digital infrastructure upgrades. Snapplify’s solutions are industry celebrated and globally recognised for their innovation in technology.In order to achieve its educational goals, Snapplify has built strong relationships with diverse partners around the growth of its ebook, e-textbook, and device catalogue, and partnered with international publishers and other key stakeholders to meet the demand for widely relevant, curriculum-compliant digital educational content. As a socially minded company, Snapplify is committed to supporting others and creating sustainable change through collaboration and innovation. Snapplify empowers, inspires, and uplifts teachers via Teacha! (a media hub, resource marketplace, and careers portal for educators); is the digital content partner on a project that delivers technology and e-learning to public schools in South Africa’s Gauteng province, and runs impact programmes through the Snapplify Foundation.Snapplify originated in South Africa, focusing initially on the South African education and digital content industries. Since its establishment in 2012, the company has grown and expanded into new markets in Africa and the United States, with offices across South Africa, as well as in Nairobi, London, Amsterdam and New Jersey. Snapplify is backed by AngelHub Ventures, a venture capital company backed by former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan and the Harris family, as well as international investors. In 2019, Snapplify secured $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital, and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.Snapplify for Education’s award-winning platform is already a top choice for institutions integrating digital education into their classrooms. From software to support, Snapplify provides institutions with everything they need to create a secure, collaborative e-learning environment for students. Through Snapplify’s e-learning and digital library solution, Engage, educators can share teacher-created, multimedia resource materials with students; administrators can manage the access and permissions for multiple student and staff accounts; schools can host their own 24-hour access digital content library (which comes with over 50 000 free resources including study guides, e-textbooks, past exam papers for multiple curricula, children’s books in African languages and more); and students and parents can purchase prescribed e-textbooks. Snapplify’s diversity of device integration allows schools to use its products on the devices that they already have access to, without having to invest in costly digital infrastructure upgrades. Snapplify’s solutions are industry celebrated and globally recognised for their innovation in technology.
  • Granite WMS — GraniteWMS is a barcode-based warehouse management software solution, enabling full traceability of all items in your warehouse and optimising warehouse processes and performance.
Tim Draper Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Tim Draper is the Founding Partner of Draper Associates. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Buupass — BuuPass is Kenya's market leader for online bus booking. We enable travelers to reserve seats and make payments in a convenient and timely way. Try BuuPass today!
  • SUN ZU Lab — SUN ZU Lab is a leading independent provider of Quantitative Analytics for Crypto Professionals.
  • Zest Protocol — Zest Protocol enables users to put their Bitcoin to work. Earn more BTC, or borrow against your BTC.
Tsing Capital VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China
Tsing Capital is a private equity and venture capital arm of Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd. specializing in growth capital.
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Investment focus
  • Electronics, Energy, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • China, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 3D Medicines — 3D Medicines, we use individual’s genetic information to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. We develop personalized medicines according to target population’s genetic background, to increase efficacy and safety.
  • Ionova Life Science — Ionova Life Science is an anti-tumor drug developer dedicated to the development of innovative types of tumor-targeted drugs and tumor immunomodulatory drugs, including oncology, immuno-oncology, and cardiac metabolic diseases. Force contact
  • Stemirna — Stemirna Therapeutics is a RNA technology based drug development company designed to maximize the potential of RNA science. The company currently has more than a dozen of independently-developed mRNA drug projects, focusing on the fields of mRNA-based personalized cancer vaccines, mRNA vaccines for infectious disease, protein defects diseases, andgenetic diseases, providing cure and solutions for cancer and infectious diseases, better serving patients.
SAAD Investment Holdings VC Fund
Saad are active investors that buy, build and grow businesses in key focus industries for long-term sustainability and the benefit of all stakeholders.
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Investment focus
  • Delivery, Logistics, Last Mile Transportation
  • Funding Round
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Pargo — Pargo is a convenient logistics solution that lets you collect and return parcels at Pargo parcel points throughout the country when it suits you best.
Goldman Sachs VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 26 investments in the past 12 months
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Funding Round, Series C, Series B
  • United States, India, China
Portfolio highlights
  • PharmEasy — PharmEasy is one of India's most trusted online pharmacy & medical stores offering pharmaceutical and healthcare products at a FLAT 20% OFF*. Used by 50 lakhs+ customers in India in 1.2K+ cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, etc.
  • TFI International — TFI International Inc is a freight company specializing in the transportation and logistics industry that operates across Canada through 4 business segments, and in the United States. The company creates value for shareholders by identifying strategic acquisitions and managing a growing network of wholly-owned, operating subsidiaries. Under theTransForce umbrella, companies benefit from financial and operational resources to build their businesses and increase their efficiency.TFI International operates a fixed route courier business servicing in excess of 35,000 accounts in the insurance, optical, financial, travel, dental and legal business sectors across Canada. It also provides transborder services through interline agreements with third party regional and national carriers.TFI International was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada.
  • TORL BioTherapeutics — TORL BioTherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical business focused on creating innovative, antibody-based medicines to improve the lives of cancer patients. They are developing a comprehensive pipeline of innovative preclinical ADCs and mAb in oncologic diseases with high unmet medical needs.
Dain Rauscher Wessels VC Fund · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Dain Rauscher Wessels was a brokerage and investment banking firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Series C, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • ShoreTel — ShoreTel is a Sunnyvale, Calif. a seller of IP telecom systems to large businesses. ShoreTel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and sale of Internet protocol (IP) communications systems for enterprises in the United States and internationally. The company’s systems are based on its distributed softwarearchitecture and switch-based hardware platform that enable multi-site enterprises to be served by a single telecommunications system. Its solutions include ShoreTel IP Phones; ShoreTel Voice Switches; ShoreTel Service Appliances; ShoreTel Director, which enables IT administrators to view and manage the entire system of the enterprise from any location using a single application; Unified Messaging solutions that enables users to obtain voice mail messages from various devices; Automated Attendant, which enables the enterprise to direct callers to appropriate individuals, workgroups, or messages; and Small Business Edition solution for smaller enterprises. The company also provides ShoreTel Communicator, which enables the integration of IP telephony solutions with instant messaging, desktop collaboration, and video; Microsoft Integration; ShoreTel Contact Center that enables organizations to route incoming contacts to appropriate agent in a multisite contact center; and ShoreTel Mobility for smartphone users that allows the user to communicate from any location, including office, home, or through Wi-Fi hotspots. In addition, it offers custom application development, integration, and implementation services for businesses; and post-contractual support, training, system design and installation, and professional services. The company sells its products to small, medium, and large companies, as well as public institutions in various markets, including the professional services, financial services, government, education, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit organization, and technology through a network of distributors. ShoreTel, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
  • PowerDsine — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products;timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally.
  • Chameleon Systems — Chameleon Systems is a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs, markets and sells programmable system-on-a-chip solutions for the communications electronics markets. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has developed the industry´s first reconfigurable communications processor (RCP)--an ideal solution fordata-intensive Internet, DSP, wireless basestations, voice compression, software-defined radio, and other high-performance embedded telecom and datacom applications. The Chameleon RCP solution allows data and telecom equipment vendors to create customized communications signal processors to increase performance and channel count, more quickly adapt to new requirements and standards, reduce time-to-market, lower development costs and reduce risk.
Naspers VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Naspers is a global internet group that empowers people and enrich communities. Naspers companies operate and invest in countries and markets across the world with long-term growth potential. The company believes in the power of local backed by global scale and they look for opportunities to address big societal needs in markets where they see thegreatest growth potential. The company was founded on May 12, 1915, and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Retail
  • Series B, Series A, Private Equity
  • South Africa, India, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Jem — We give employers the ability to send company-wide communications, deliver payslips, manage leave & give employees access to their earnings, via WhatsApp.
  • Captain Fresh — Captain Fresh is a freshwater fish and seafood supply chain platform. Captain Fresh is a B2B marketplace leveraging technology to deliver the fastest harvest-to-retail in the industry. The company focuses on aggregating the fragmented retail demand across the country and linking them to the small fishermen and farmers throughout the Indian coast.The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
  • The Student Hub — Advancement through technology
Bas Hochstenbach Angel · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Bas Hochstenbach is the Co-Founder of Conservation Club. He attended Leiden University.
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Investment focus
  • B2C, Shopping, Software
  • Angel, Seed
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • DX Digital Africa — DX Digital Africa specializes in automotive intelligence to build capabilities for vehicles of the future. Optimizing processes and reducing maintenance costs throughout the lifecycle of vehicles from the factory floor to scrap yard.
  • Yebo Fresh — Powering South Africa's Township Economy.
  • Zelda Learning — Zelda is a mobile platform that provides career guidance to students in high-school and university, linking them to opportunities that are right for them.
E2 Ventures VC Fund
E2 Ventures is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile Apps, Automotive, Telecommunications
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • South Africa, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Carscan — cARscan is an Augmented Reality app with an embedded visual recognition AI to track the visual condition of every motor vehicle during its life-stage.
  • Talk360 — Talk360 is an easy-to-use calling app that helps people make affordable international calls to any mobile and landline number. They believe that reliable communication and digital services must be affordable and accessible to everyone, regardless of someone's background. Especially people in emerging countries in Africa, who often need theseservices the most, do not always have the necessary banking possibilities. To bridge this distance, Talk360 will launch the world's first single checkout platform for Africa. This platform will combine all locally available payment methods and currencies across Africa, together with over 1.25 million cash points of sales, and will eventually be available to other companies as well. This means that 500 million Africans will be able to purchase digital services they never had access to before.
Harambeans VC Fund
Harambeans are African innovators who have pledged to “work together as one” to build Africa’s future. Over the last decade, Harambeans has spawned a series of tech-enabled ventures such as Andela, Flutterwave, and Yoco, which have collectively generated over 3000 jobs, and raised over $700m from Google Ventures, CRE Ventures and Accel.
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Investment focus
  • Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Releaf — We are industrializing food processing in Africa. We've led 1000+ smallholder farmers to provide food factories with >7.5 million kilograms of quality crops.
  • MarketForce — MarketForce connects Africa’s informal retail outlets and consumers directly to suppliers of consumer goods and financial services by digitizing orders, delivery, and payments with the aim of solving the last mile distribution challenge.
  • SHYFT Power Solutions — SHYFT builds industrial-grade IoT and integrated software to connect and intelligently manage distributed energy resources (DERs) in markets that struggle with resiliency. SHYFT is pioneering the development of integrated decentralized power systems in emerging markets like Nigeria, leapfrogging over traditional central infrastructure and enablingDERs to scale and support existing but unreliable grids.
Hlayisani Growth Fund VC Fund · Fourways, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Hlayisani Growth Fund is focussed on mid-market, high growth private equity investments focussed on South Africa with an allowance for Sub-Saharan Africa and East African countries.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Apps, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • GoMetro — See All Your Vehicles, All The Time | Go Metro
  • Sticitt — Sticitt is a cashless payment platform. Sticitt services schools, lifestyle and golf estates, as well as events and is assisting one utility company to get clients to pay for water bills using its cashless payments system.
  • d6 group — SCHOOLS Schools Communication Platforms and School Management Software COMMUNITIES Community & Internal Business Communication Platforms MEDIA Let your brand be seen Advertise on
Newtown Partners VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Newtown Partners is a venture capital firm that actively invests in emerging, disruptive technology startups.
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Investment focus
  • Logistics, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Africa, Ghana, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Chefaa — Chefaa is a GPS-enabled pharmacy benefits platform connecting patients & pharmacies nation-wide to help patients manage all their pharmacy needs. Chefaa uses big data, data ming & machine learning
  • Waspito — We are the platform that engages Africa into the conversation and action to drive affordable and accessible quality healthcare across the continent.
  • Complete Farmer — We are providing cutting-edge technological farming protocols and innovations with a unique business model and logistics that are revolutionizing...
Jozi Angels VC Fund · Johannesburg, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Jozi Angels is an angel network based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We exist to grow the startup ecosystem and facilitate the growth of innovative startups.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Medical, Wellness
  • Pre-Seed
  • South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Jobox — Jobox is a student recruitment platform, built to connect employers, students and graduate career offices. Our focus is to improve graduate employability by ensuring all students have the skills they need to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work.Jobox’s ecosystem provides employers with access to the best diverse & youthfultalent, students with more employment opportunities and universities with data-driven insights aimed at driving graduate employability forward.
  • Contro — Contro is an online prescription and delivery service for sexual health and confidence products such as birth control and erectile dysfunction treatment. Contro, through its secure digital platform, allows individuals to take control of their personal wellness by offering a convenient, affordable and discreet subscription service. Offering a cancelanytime policy, Contro makes it easier than ever to obtain sexual health products in South Africa.
  • TUNL — TUNL | Unlocking Exports
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