South African Ecosystem Map

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

Heavy Chef creates learning experiences for entrepreneurs. The name ‘Heavy Chef’ comes from the saying never trust a skinny chef.... Read More
Yoco Meets is a community built to help you create connections, share experiences and trade insights. Learn how to run... 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
Rainfin is one of South Africa’s only online marketplace lending platforms (offering loans in a similar way as P2P platforms do).... Read More
Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across... Read More
Established in 2000, Raizcorp was created to serve entrepreneurs in different contexts and in different stages of their lifecycles. Raizcorp... 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
Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF) is an exclusive fund that aims to accelerate women’s economic empowerment by providing more affordable, usable... Read More
22 ON SLOANE is the largest startup campus in Africa. The campus offers disruptive startups and innovative SMEs a complete... 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
The People’s Fund is a purchase order crowdfunding platform for businesses that have orders with government and corporate and are... 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
Set up in 2010 as one element of the broad-based black economic empowerment transaction conducted by South African Breweries Ltd... Read More
HAVAÍC is a Cape Town based VC company which sources funding from family offices and investors. The company has invested in... 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
The Bandwidth Barn is a space for start-ups in and around Cape Town to grow and connect. It was established... 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
Founders Factory Africa aims to transform Africa’s startup economy by designing purpose built scalable technology businesses, deliver new capital flows... 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
Open and collaborative workspaces is a movement that started small during the turn of the century and has steadily grown... Read More
A networking community of entrepreneurs with ideas to change the world by engaging and contributing to each other’s success. It... Read More
Heavy Chef is a community-driven organisation. It was inspired by the expression ‘never trust a skinny chef’ and has evolved... Read More
WeWork is the platform for creators, providing hundreds of thousands of members around the world with space, community, and services... 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
The J&B Hive is a catalyst for creative entrepreneurs in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Consisting of a Creative Hub and Accelerator Programme,... Read More
Jozihub is a community of innovators + entrepreneurs – from our hub in Joburg we provide affordable co-working space for... 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
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
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
eVentures Africa Fund was launched in 2010 by Vincent Kouwenhoven and Brian Hirman. The fund leverages capital and experience from Europe... 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
AngelHub Ventures started out as South Africa’s “first group of angel investors” that provides pool funding, expertise and networks to foster... Read More
Wesgro, the official destination marketing, investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape does its part to promote entrepreneurship.... 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
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
The Omidyar Network is active across the African continent, as it is around the world. Founded by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of... 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
Thundafund is South Africa’s leading online Crowdfunding marketplace for creatives and innovators. Through Thundafund, entrepreneurs with their respective projects &... 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
The Jobs Fund was announced by the President during the State of the Nation Address on 10 February, 2011. Following... Read More

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