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Top 4 Venture Capital Firms in Johannesburg in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 10, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg.

4 Venture Capital Firms in Johannesburg

1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

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2) Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation that provides investment support and opportunities for founders looking to build their businesses in Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Czechia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Brazil, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
  • City: Dublin, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Prague, London, Brussels, Warsaw, São Paulo, Austin, Toronto, New York, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Riyadh, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Shannon, København
  • Started in: 1998
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Maximum check size: €50,000
  • Number of investments: 686
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: €216,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Profitero, Immersive VR Education, Invinity Energy Systems PLC

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at equitydept@enterprise-ireland.com.

3) Kalon Venture Partners

Kalon Venture Partners

Kalon Venture Partners is a late-stage venture capital providing growth equity to African companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Africa
  • City: Johannesburg
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Clive Butkow
  • Industries: Transportation, AR & VR, AI & ML, SaaS, Productivity, Marketing
  • Stages: Growth
  • Number of investments: 19
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $17,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: GoMetro, Sendmarc, Ozow

You can find their website here.

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

4) Kingson Capital

Kingson Capital

Kingson Capital is an African venture capital investing in founders with global ambition to expand into the US market.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: South Africa, USA
  • City: Johannesburg, San Francisco, Durban
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Gavin Reardon
  • Industries: AI & ML, Big Data & Analytics, Healthcare, Consumer, SaaS, Crypto & Blockchain, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 8
  • Number of exits: 3
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enlabeler, HealthCloud, TrackBox

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at gavin@kingsoncapital.com.

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