In short

Over the last six years we’ve grown from a R60K startup to a company with hundreds of millions of Rands to invest in our vision. We've incubated hundreds of entrepreneurs and positively impacted the lives of thousands of people. We've been recognised internationally by the Echoing Green Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, and locally by institutions such as Discovery, and the South African Government, and individuals such as Archbishop Tutu and Nku Nyembezi-Heita.

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Why

We’re using entrepreneurship to build the country we all want to live in…a fair country, in which every South African has the opportunity to realise their potential.

What

We're the most innovative SMME investment company in South Africa...whether you're a spaza shop owner or a Black Industrialist, we have a programme designed for you.

How

We flexibly combine ideas, people, and capital, to build the fast-growing SMMEs South Africa needs.

Leadership

Yusuf Randera Rees

Yusuf Randera Rees

South African, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Harvard (Honours), Oxford MSc Financial Economics, Oxford MSc African Studies, Rhodes Scholar, Credit Suisse New York and Zurich, Echoing Green Fellow.

Rob Le Blanc

Rob LeBlanc

Canadian, Chief Investment Officer & Partner, McGill (Distinction), Oliver Wyman, CA Bancorp, Harvard Business School MBA (High Distinction, Baker Scholar).

Our Investors

Sefa
Discovery
Accenture
Jobs Fund

Latest news

Chase the Vision - Entrepreneur Development Opportunity with Awethu

July 13, 2015 Investment
Chase the Vision - Entrepreneur Development Opportunity with Awethu
Awethu is calling for aspiring entrepreneurs to join its Launch Pad training programme. ...
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TOWNSHIP ENTREPRENEURS: Learning goes both ways

July 13, 2015 Investment
TOWNSHIP ENTREPRENEURS: Learning goes both ways
A NEW drive by government and the private sector is on to develop township entrepreneurs. But if the experience of one business support group is anything to go by, there will likely be hard lessons to learn. ...
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