Innovations in Agritech

Innovations in Agritech

“Perhaps it is because I grew up in the suburbs and have never lived outside of one of South Africa’s major cities, but it seems like agriculture often doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Like the oxygen we breathe, we expect the food we eat to just be there, and...
Online Grocery Shopping

Online Grocery Shopping

There can be no question that COVID-19 has changed the way the world operates. Some trends are temporary, and some are more permanent, with the common question nowadays being: what will the new normal look like? As investors in early-stage technology companies, we at...
Q&A with Colorgen SA

Q&A with Colorgen SA

We interviewed the founding team of one of our Fund One portfolio companies, Colorgen SA. Here is what Quinten Rodway, Sales Director, and Conon Burrell, Commercial and Operations Director, had to say: Quinten, you started this business back in 2014. Tell us what...
About Section 12J of the Income Tax Act

About Section 12J of the Income Tax Act

What is a Section 12J VCC? A Section 12J VCC is a company which has been registered as Financial Service Provider (FSP) with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and been approved by the South African Revenue Service as a Venture Capital Company. The sole...
VC: Finding Balance in Risk and Return

VC: Finding Balance in Risk and Return

– Written by Ross Jenvey “Venture Capital is only for investors with a high risk appetite.” “With the high failure rate in South African startup companies, who would want to put money into a Venture Capital portfolio?” “Venture Capital only focuses on risky startup...