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Top 6 Venture Capital Firms in Cape Town in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 9, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Cape Town in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in Cape Town.

6 Venture Capital Firms in Cape Town

1) Naspers

Naspers

Naspers is a global corporate venture fund investing in internet businesses across the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Africa
  • City: Cape Town
  • Started in: 1915
  • Founders: Attorney W. A. Hofmeyr
  • Industries: Supply Chain & Logistics, Fintech, Travel & Hospitality, Education, Healthcare, Social, Internet & Mobile
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 113
  • Funds raised: $125,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Avito, Brainly, BYJU'S

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at communications@naspers.com.

2) Blenheim Chalcot

Blenheim Chalcot

Blenheim Chalcot is a UK investment firm providing capital and support to founders to build and scale profitable businesses.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: India, USA, United Kingdom, South Africa
  • City: Mumbai, London, Cape Town, St. Petersburg
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Charles Mindenhall, Manoj Badale
  • Industries: Industrial, Government Technology, Internet & Mobile, Education, Fintech, Media, Proptech & Real Estate, Sports
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 58
  • Number of exits: 24
  • Funds raised: £400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Modulr, Tully, Instrumental

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@blenheimchalcot.com.

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3) CV VC

CV VC

CV Labs is a blockchain-focused venture capital founded in 2016.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, Colombia, Lithuania
  • City: Cape Town, Zug, Vaduz
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Mathias Ruch
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 49
  • Number of exits: 6
  • Funds raised: $3,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Float Capital, Coinrule, Pravica

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +41 41 7250880.

4) Knife Capital

Knife Capital

With offices in Cape Town and London, Knife Capital accelerate African companies looking to expand internationally.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Africa, United Kingdom
  • City: London, Cape Town
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Andrea Bohmert
  • Industries: Cloud, AI & ML, Education, IoT, SaaS, Food & Beverage
  • Stages: Late Stage, Growth
  • Number of investments: 41
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: £50,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Octiv, East Yorkshire, d6 Group

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@knifecap.com.

5) 4Di

4Di

Based in South Africa, 4Di Capital invests in technology companies with the potential for high growth.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Africa
  • City: Cape Town
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Justin Stanford
  • Industries: InsurTech, Fintech, Healthcare
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 38
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $27,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Talk360, InvestSure, Wasoko

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@4dicapital.com.

6) Newtown Partners

Newtown Partners

With offices in South Africa and the US, Vumela invests in early-stage tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Africa
  • City: Cape Town
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Heather Lowe
  • Industries: Supply Chain & Logistics, Fintech, IoT, AR & VR, Agriculture, AI & ML, Robotics
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 19
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $2,300,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Lami, Shypple, MDaaS Global

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@newtownpartners.com.

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