Part two of our blog follows on from part one in which we covered Jo’burg’s incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces. In this blog we discuss startup communities, VC’s and Impact Investors. 

Venture Capitalists

Business Partners 

Grovest Venture Capital Company 
The...

The world is seeing a momentous rise in technology and innovation startup centers. A recent Venture Burn survey illustrates the momentum building in Gauteng. The survey found that more tech startups are based in this province than any other province - Gauteng is now ho...

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water” - Rabindranath Tagore. You have to get wet at some point, start by dipping your feet in to test the water.

An angel investor’s first deal can be a pretty foreign experience. Many elements are negotiab...

‘Trust me, the projections are conservative. We are going to make millions together.’ I’m almost certain this is a line they teach in startup school. The projections are always conservative even when they look like a hockey stick. True unicorns (mythical creatures) are...

If you’ve researched angel investing prior to reading this, you will know that it’s not for everyone. It carries significant risk and its not a parking bay for your children’s education fund. On the other side of that coin, young companies offer an attractive return on...

An investment thesis simply put is your personal angel investor playbook. It guides you through investments, ensuring a central theme in your decision making as opposed to a random shotgun approach. The thesis is set upfront in an objective manner but can be revisited...

An angel investor is an individual who invests in a business or startup in return for a stake of equity. Various instruments can be used to conclude a deal (to be discussed in a follow up blog) some of which can be equity linked. Angel investing is different from other...

If you’ve read any of our previous blogs you are already familiar with some of the angel investor terms. At times the jargon can be pretty self-explanatory and at other times you may as well be reading a textbook on coding in Python. 

This is your A to Z, angel dictiona...

17 Sep 2017

Choosing to be lead investor on a syndicate is a lot like signing up to run the Comrades Marathon. For the crazy ones it sounds like a great idea at the beginning, it’s a lot of work for the most part and the reward when its all over is addictive – you’ll want to do it...

12 Apr 2017

We often get the question, why should I syndicate? In this blog we identify the reasons why you should consider syndication and in part 2 of this blog we outline how you should go about it.

Before we get in to all of that, lets start at the very beginning. What is syndi...

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