What We Do

Supporting and investing in early-stage & emerging businesses with scalable and sustainable models

Savvy Venture Fund I

The fund is a registered Section 12J VCC (FSP 48248; VCC-0061) in South Africa. It focuses on early stage investments (mainly in South Africa) between US$100k (ZAR1mil) and US$1 mil (ZAR15 mil). We invest in post-Revenue, technology and innovation focused businesses with strong founding / management teams and concepts.

Corporate ESD Solutions

We work with corporates to tailor-make investment management services that suit their Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Programmes - covering Debt & Equity investments and Grant Funding to support beneficiaries directly and/or through our Savvy Business Village Programme.

Savvy Business Village

We provide 'Mentor Capital' through Funding Mentorship, enterprise support & business advisory for start-ups and early stage companies. This includes on-going business support for portfolio (investee) and pipeline companies.

Our Story

Our Story

Savvy Venture Partners (Pty) Ltd. (“Savvy VP”) is a South African-based venture capital, investment holdings and business advisory firm founded in 2016. The company is a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor.

The Group's investment mandates are managed under Savvy Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd. - a Category II authorised Financial Services Providers (FSP 47931)

Our Savvy Venture Fund I invests in early stage, post-Revenue ventures primarily operating in the consumer-facing technology and innovation space.

We aim to invest in ventures that will generating extraordinary investment returns for its shareholders, investors and partners by operating in fast growing, cash generative and scalable markets. In addition, our role is to be a business partner through disbursing 'mentor capital' in our Savvy Business Village programmes.

We also work with South African corporates to co-manage or advise on their Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Programmes.

Savvy Venture Partners is a full member of SAVCA (Southern Africa Venture Capital & Private Equity Association) and our Savvy Venture Fund I is an authorised financial services provider (FSP 48248) and a SARS registered Venture Capital Company (VCC-0061)

Management & Investment Team

A Strong Team Committed to Making a Positive Difference in Africa
Thabo Ncalo
Thabo Ncalo
Founding / Managing Partner
Craig McLeod
Craig McLeod
Director & Senior Advisor
LeRoy Barnes
LeRoy Barnes
Founding Partner / BusDev & Support
Phindile Tshabangu
Phindile Tshabangu
Director & Senior Advisor

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