About Us

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Savvy Venture Partners is a venture capital and business advisory firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company is a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor and 100% black-owned firm.

Savvy Venture Partners advises the Savvy Venture Capital Fund I (FSP 48248) which focuses on early stage investments starting from ZAR 1 mil per round  in South Africa, Rest of SADC and selected countries in East Africa.

The fund invests in early stage, post-Revenue technology & innovation focused businesses operating in scalable, cash generative markets in South Africa & across the rest of the continent / world.


Corporate ESD Solutions:

We also 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.


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


Savvy Business Village is a programme that advises enterprises on business strategy, finance / fundraising and technology through our Venture Mentorship and Accelerator programmes. The programmes offer business support for promising start-ups and early stage companies, including possible follow-on investment by our (and other) venture funds.



Vision & Mission



  • To be a leading investor, venture capitalist and business partner in growing African enterprises.


  • To help unlock value in society through entrepreneurial development.
  • To direct global capital towards Africa and further develop capital markets on the continent.
  • To deliver our stated investment objectives and returns for our shareholders,
    partners and investee companies.
  • To offer smart, savvy and strategic business advisory and consulting to our client, portfolio companies and partners.

Our Focus:

  • Our focus is on early-stage & emerging, technology & innovation focused, consumer facing, high growth companies
  • We invest in 3 key themes that are tap into innovation and solutions for Africa

  • Our 3 themes are then refined into 6 specific sectors  we have chosen to focus on. Our sector focus further strengthens our investment case to support ventures:
    • that have a direct positive impact on society,
    • tap into the positive demographic dividend in Africa,
    • use innovation and technology to tap into / expand markets and
    • offer a chance for early stage investors to earn above average returns.




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