Knife Capital manages HBD Venture Capital’s South African portfolio of investments.

HBD VC is a South African venture capital fund founded by Michael Shuttleworth in 2000. HBD (an acronym for ‘Here Be Dragons’ – a term used in ancient times to mark unchartered territories on maps) offered growth

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

Grovest Venture Capital Company Limited is a venture capital trust specializing in investing in startups, early stage pre and post revenue companies, series A, series B, growth capital, and mature companies based in South Africa. It typically invests in high growth, scalable, low capex private

Godisa Supplier Development Fund, a partnership between the state (Small Business Finance Agency (Sefa)) and the private sector (Transnet).

Through the Godisa Fund, small black-owned businesses will get financial and non-financial support that will enable them to provide services and manufactured

Founders Factory is a venture builder that is scaling African ventures by providing programming that combines; the intelligence and experience of local and global technical specialists and entrepreneurs, access to a global network of investors, and exclusive partnerships with corporate giants.


Black Women-Owned South African Fund Managers 

Firebird Fund Managers has its roots in business rescue and private equity. We specialize in identifying businesses which are distressed but where active intervention, new capital, debt restructures and compromises, can remedy the distress. We ensure

Ethos is widely considered to be the most experienced and successful private equity investment team in South Africa. 

Founded in 1984, Ethos pioneered South African private equity, concluding the first private equity-led acquisitions in the country.

In 2016, Ethos transitioned into a broader

The Energy and Environment Partnership covering Southern and East Africa (EEP Africa) is a multi-donor fund providing early-stage grant and catalytic financing to innovative clean energy projects, technologies and business models.

EEP Africa has been at the forefront of efforts to fast track clean

Earth Capital is a ‘Post Seed and Series A’ stage equity impact investor, which scales post revenue, commercially viable venture solutions to social and environmental issues in South Africa.   Earth Capital has emerged in response to a range of socio-economic and environmental mega-trends both in

We enable  Allan Gray Fellows and  Social Entrepreneurs to build and scale high-impact organisations which will create jobs, attack poverty and contribute to transformation in South Africa.

Our Offering

We provide funding and support to value-aligned entrepreneurs that build and scale responsible

Dazzle Angels is a female-focused angel fund, that is led and funded by experienced businesswomen. Our angels not only invest their money but also invest their time, skills and networks, which is where the real value lies. All of our angels are successful entrepreneurs or experts in their field and

Crucis Venture Capital's funding solution for entrepreneurs is a 12J company structure, that focuses on 5 sectors we believe have the most potential for sustainable growth in the medium term.

The 5 sectors are:
1. Fintech
2. Medical tech
3. Manufacturing
4. Waste
5. Agro-processing