It has been said that the most remarkable quality of a leader is their ability to lift others as they rise. There could not be a more appropriate quote to describe the relationship between a mentor and mentee in the world of entrepreneurship. It may surprise some reade...

Whether you are new to the angel investor field or are an experienced investor, there are various considerations to take into account when looking to invest in a startup. In this blog we explore factors that most angels look for in a startup. Each angel will apply cert...

You walk into your first pitch night. The room is alive and buzzing with people anticipating seeing solutions that will shape the future. After chatting with a few participants, you sit down with a cup of coffee to hear the first pitch. The energetic founders start eng...

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...