South African Ecosystem Map

Discover the best funding & development institutions to help you build your next venture!

The Jobs Fund was announced by the President during the State of the Nation Address on 10 February, 2011. Following... Read More
Singularity is a private investment company that looks to invest in, and support, dynamic entrepreneurs and teams that lead disruptive technology,... Read More
Black Umbrellas was first conceived as the Black Umbrellas, a project spearheaded by Cape Town social entrepreneur Charles Maisel and... Read More
Founders Factory Africa aims to transform Africa’s startup economy by designing purpose built scalable technology businesses, deliver new capital flows... Read More
The Solution Space is an ecosystem for early-stage start-ups and a research and development platform for corporates. The Solution Space... Read More
Established in 2000, Raizcorp was created to serve entrepreneurs in different contexts and in different stages of their lifecycles. Raizcorp... Read More
WeWork is the platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services... Read More
Yoco Meets is a community built to help you create connections, share experiences and trade insights. Learn how to run... Read More
4Di Capital prefers early-stage tech investments. Its Early-Stage Technology Fund 1 is aimed at startup investment opportunities with big growth potential at the... Read More
Business Partners launched a R400-million VC fund in 2012. By June 2017 the financier had invested in 19 deals. It funds startups in... Read More
Seedstars World, as the name suggests, is a global venture capital firm based in Switzerland. Startups from a growing number... Read More
Riversands Incubation Hub is a ground-breaking initiative with the scale to have a real economic impact by supporting small businesses,... Read More
Startupbootcamp AfriTech is a leading accelerator focused on high-growth startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset... Read More
The J&B Hive is a catalyst for creative entrepreneurs in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Consisting of a Creative Hub and Accelerator Programme,... Read More
I’M IN Accelerator seeks to launch African owned, high growth technology startups into the South African technology sector by providing... Read More
MEST is a Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, tech incubator and hub. Our mission is to create jobs and... Read More
Invenfin is an early-stage venture capital fund that looks at ventures across all industries. Some notable portfolio members include ArcAqua, Ad Dynamo and Bos Brands.... Read More
The Cortex Hub is an ICT business incubator which aims to create global players through leading research and development and an incubation... Read More
Edge Growth manages over R900-million of early stage venture capital and has invested in more than 45 deals since launching its... Read More
mLab Southern Africa is a vertical accelerator that focuses on mobile innovation and startups. It offers a number of support services... Read More
Impact Amplifier aims to address socio-economic and environmental challenges, innovative entrepreneurs and business models must emerge in South Africa and the... Read More
Kalon Venture Partners is a Section 12 J venture capital fund that invests in digital disruptive technology. The fund has invested in companies... Read More
Knife Capital is a growth equity fund manager with a specific focus on sustainable technology-enabled ventures. The company was named South... Read More
The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and... Read More
Acorn Equity has a few funds that invest in a range of sectors. Its tech fund invests in tech startups with... Read More
Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF) is an exclusive fund that aims to accelerate women’s economic empowerment by providing more affordable, usable... Read More
Heavy Chef creates learning experiences for entrepreneurs. The name ‘Heavy Chef’ comes from the saying never trust a skinny chef.... Read More
Open and collaborative workspaces is a movement that started small during the turn of the century and has steadily grown... Read More
Action Hero Ventures a private investment holding company that makes early stage investments into scalable businesses in various industries that require... Read More
Startupbootcamp AfriTech runs a three-month accelerator programme. Selected teams are each receive a €15 000 equity investment, free working space, access to... Read More
Future Females aims to increase the number of and success of female entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs, by breaking down the barriers... Read More
Silvertree Capital (also known as Silvertree Internet Holdings) supports and invests in startups targeting the South African and sub-Saharan African markets.... Read More
Startup Grind is the world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators. They host a lot of events, but... Read More
The Bandwidth Barn is a space for start-ups in and around Cape Town to grow and connect. It was established... Read More
The Omidyar Network is active across the African continent, as it is around the world. Founded by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of... Read More
Tshimologong is one of Johannesburg’s newest high-tech addresses in the vibrant inner-city district of Braamfontein. Owned by the University of... Read More
Rainfin is one of South Africa’s only online marketplace lending platforms (offering loans in a similar way as P2P platforms do).... Read More
AngelHub Ventures started out as South Africa’s “first group of angel investors” that provides pool funding, expertise and networks to foster... Read More