Overview of Investor

CDI Capital is an impact investor in local SMMEs, empowering businesses to innovate, fast-track growth, create jobs, improve lives and help build a stronger economy. CDI works with corporates, government and development agencies to invest in individual businesses through our SMME development programmes, grants, loans and equity.


  • Growth fund
  • Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF)
Type of investor
Preferred investment stage
Seed - Pre-Series A
Sector/s of Interest
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
Agribusiness and Agbio
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Information and communication
Human health and social work activities
Country/s of interest
South Africa
Operational status
Allocating Funds