Business Funding & Grants
4Di Capital is an independent and specialist seed, early and growth stage technology venture capital fund manager based in Cape Town, South Africa with an office in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., focusing principally on scalable South African and African technology opportunities.
INVESTING IN WEB / MOBILE STARTUPS THAT TARGET THE AFRICAN MARKETS
Connecting South African Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors
Where great businesses and great people meet. We bring together businesses looking for investment and investors with the capital, contacts and knowledge to help them succeed.
Our mission remains to help as many entrepreneurs as possible connect with great investors and realise their ambitions.
Starting out in 2011 as the first angel group in SA, we matured into an early stage Venture Capital firm in January 2014. Operating out of Stellenbosch in South Africa and backed by two family offices we are passionate about early stage investments in (South) Africa. Being entrepreneurial ourselves, we thoroughly understand the challenges and changes our founders face – which is why we back them in any way we can. Most importantly, we believe in building great businesses and we are in it for the long haul.
Anglo American enterprise initiative – Zimele – has been operating for 25 years. A network of 22 small business hubs across the country are based both within the communities Anglo operates in and labour-sending areas around the country. It provides affordable funding, training, mentorship and skills development for entrepreneurs and business owners.
Welcome to Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), home of the entrepreneur. We’re a specialist risk finance company that provides customised financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, business premises and other value added services for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa and selected African countries, namely Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia.
We are a Level 1 B-BBEE impact investor in local SMMEs, empowering businesses to innovate, fast-track growth, create jobs, improve lives and help build a stronger economy. We work with corporates, government and development agencies to invest in individual businesses through our SMME development programmes, grants, loans and equity.
At Centrafin we pride ourselves on enabling companies with the financial freedom to pursue growth opportunities in the technological landscape – thus removing barriers to entry as a result of economic climate and cash flow restrictions or procedures.
D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. We will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.
The dti ´s mission is to:
• Promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy;
• Provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development;
• Broaden participation in the economy to strengthen economic development; and
• Continually improve the skills and capabilities of the dti to effectively deliver on its mandate and respond to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens.
The DBSA seeks to play a pivotal role in delivering developmental infrastructure in South Africa and the rest of the African continent.
To advance the development impact in the region by expanding access to development finance and effectively integrating and implementing sustainable development solutions to:
Improve the quality of life of people through the development of social infrastructure
Support economic growth through the investment in economic infrastructure
Support regional integration
Promote sustainable use of scarce resource
We invest significant time in finding and retaining exceptional individuals
OUR RIGOROUS “POWER RECRUITING” PROCESS IDENTIFIES BRIGHT, ENERGETIC, HIGH PERFORMERS COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
Our experience covers the spectrum of commercial environments, from start-ups through to some of the world’s largest and most innovative enterprises. This depth of skills, expertise, intellect and, above all, passion uniquely positions us to deliver superior ESD solutions that have meaningful impact.
We believe that new technologies must open up spaces for original voices and underrepresented narratives.
Electric South collaborates with artists across Africa in emerging storytelling, through labs, production and distribution. Electric South is a non-profit company based in Cape Town, South Africa
We provide mentorship, production services, funding and exhibition for a network of artists across Africa to explore their worlds through immersive, interactive stories including virtual and augmented reality, and other digital media.
Endeavor South Africa’s values are deeply entrenched in “A Culture of Big Thinking”, what this means for us is the ability to think, work, act on ideas and philosophies that encompass the magnitude of a dream. For many, dreaming big is a fantasy, a myth, but at Endeavor South Africa, we believe that no dream, idea, innovation or concept is too ambitious to realise.
Endeavor South Africa opened its offices in 2004 and has lead high-impact entrepreneurs to success by catalysing long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs South Africa has to offer.
Rama Diallo Shagaya spearheaded the startup of the Endeavor Office, located in Johannesburg and was instrumental to the growth and success of the office for the next two years. Since its inauguration, Endeavor South Africa not only welcomed Managing Directors such as Greg Durst (2006 – 2009), Malik Fal (2008 – 2012) and finally Catherine Townshend (2012 – present), we also developed a unique Excelerator Programme in 2008, which works with black-owned businesses. The programme applies Endeavor’s global best practices to earlier-stage businesses that have the potential to become high—growth companies within a defined timeframe.
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.
Since 2010, EEP Africa has been at the forefront of efforts to fast track clean energy access and sustainable and inclusive green growth, channeling more than EUR 57 million to 200+ pioneering projects with positive impacts on lives and livelihoods.
In January 2018, EEP Africa transitioned into a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF). This new chapter
combines the strong EEP Africa brand and proven results-based delivery channel with a dynamic evolution of the facility, bringing on board new financing instruments, strengthened focus on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and closer engagement with the downstream investor community.
Since 2010, EEP Africa has received funding support from Austria, Finland, NDF and the United Kingdom.
Finfind is an innovative, online platform that automatically matches the seekers of business finance with appropriate funders from a comprehensive, up-to-date database of more than 450 SMME finance offerings from the public and private sector funders in South Africa.
The finance offerings include startup finance, expansion finance, equity finance, cash flow bridging finance, debtor finance, contract finance, asset finance, franchise finance, supplier finance, import and export finance, finance to buy out a partner, property finance and grant funding, amongst others. The funder database is maintained by an expert team of researchers, and the funder and finance product information is updated on a daily basis.
Finfind is the only aggregator of available public and private sector SMME funding offerings in a single solution in the country.
Besides linking SMMEs with funders, Finfind also provides helpful finance education information, addresses common challenges experienced by SMMEs seeking finance, and provides access to a funding dictionary to help entrepreneurs understand finance terminology.
The Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) promotes, fosters and develops small enterprises in Gauteng thereby implementing the policy of the Gauteng Provincial Government for small enterprise development.
GEP supports the eleven sectors under the Gauteng Provincial Government’s Transformation, Modernisation and Re-Industrialisation (GPG TMR) protocols. GEP will ensure that through its financial and non – financial programmes, the SMMEs and co-operatives are able to participate in these sectors.
We are a global, virtual organization with a small team, headquartered in Johannesburg. We have been working with the global community philanthropy field since 2006, and are all about building networks with like-minded organizations that see the power of people-led development.
GroFin is a pioneering private development finance institution specialised in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East by combining medium term loan capital and value-added business support.
By generating employment, strengthening value chains and building markets, our investments bring about inclusive economic growth and improved living conditions in the low and middle income countries where we operate.
As a trusted partner with more than 30 international development finance institutions, development organisations and other private funders, we have raised cumulative funds worth US$ 500M towards the ten funds and programmes managed by GroFin. Since our inception in 2004, we have invested in 700 SMEs and sustained 89,740 jobs across a wide spectrum of business activities within 14 countries in Africa and Middle East with our headquarters in Mauritius.