Here are five SA hardware startups making waves in 2019

More than many other kinds of businesses, startups that develop hardware solutions arguably face more challenges bringing their solution to market.

The sheer amount of time and money spent on research and development of these solutions, and in some instances issues with regulation, are a few of the reasons it takes hardware products longer to launch than that of their software-only counterparts.

It goes without saying that establishing, raising funding and running such companies is no easy feat.

In light of this, Ventureburn has identified five SA hardware startups that have made waves this year.

We didn’t include Cape Town startup Yoco in the five, but the fintech is worth a mention. Last month it announced that with the launch of new point-of-sale device, it’s looking to double its customer base from 50 000 to 100 000 in the next year ahead of a further fundraising round (see this story from TechCentral).

IoT.nxt

Pretoria-based IoT.nxt focuses on delivering innovative IoT software and hardware solutions. The startup is led by CEO Nico Steyn (pictured above) who founded the company in 2015 with Terje Moen and Bertus Jacobs.

IoT.nxt’s open platform network enables users of the platform to carry out rapid software development and integration.

The startup is also partnering with tech giant Dell to develop an IoT-in-a-box solution using IoT.nxt’s Raptor Device.

In May, mobile network operator Vodacom acquired 51% of the startup for an undisclosed amount (see this story). The deal was approved by the Competition Commission in August (see this story).

In September last year the startup set up a US office in Dallas. This followed the opening of an office in The Hague, in the Netherlands in February last year and a partnership the startup secured with listed Dutch company ICT Group NV.

Previously the startup raised R120-million in two rounds — from Talent10, a Midrand-based asset management company which at the time of the Vodacom deal held a 30% stake in the startup.

About 70% of the startup’s revenue last year came from SA businesses based in 16 different verticals including the mining, banking, ports and telecommunication among others. The remainder came from US customers.

The startup has seen massive growth — at least if employee growth is anything to go by. The company has grown to about 150 employees, after having started in late 2015 with just five people, adding about 40 jobs since the end of last year.

IoT.nxt expects to double its staff numbers by the end of this year, mostly through new local hires.

Plentify

Cape Town based smart solar geyser startup Plentify was founded in 2017 by Jon Kornik (pictured above).

Earlier this month the startup won the SA finals of the EDF Pulse Africa innovation contest (see this story).

Plentify has developed a solution which turns turns water heaters into grid-connected thermal batteries which intelligently “recharge” when electricity is abundant on the grid.

By doing so, Plentify improves reliability, decreasing reliance on dirty, expensive generation, which saves households more than 50% of their water heating costs.

The startup does this with an easy-to-install Internet of Things (IoT) controller, a user friendly mobile application and a cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) engine which turns each water heater on or off, based on the needs of the user and the grid.

Plentify will now participate in the grand finale of the contest which will be held in Paris next month where it stands to receive grants ranging from €5000 to €15 000.

Featured image, left to right: Sentian founders Trevor Lewis and Tigue Little (Supplied)

Sentian

Also based in Cape Town, Sentian develops smart security technology products.

The startup was founded in 2013 by Tigue Little and Trevor Lewis (pictured above, left and right, respectively) after the two engineers were personally affected by home break-ins.

Sentian’s flagship product, is the Sentian 3i, which it launched in 2017. The product is an Internet-of-Things (IoT) smart hub that physically connects to existing intruder alarm systems, CCTV cameras and home automation systems, making them smart and easy to control.

Essentially the product places a “virtual control room” in the hands of property owners.

When an alarm is triggered, the Sentian i3 detects which motion sensors were activated and using corresponding camera coverage it immediately sends a 12-second video verification clip to a user’s phone through an app.

Sentian 3i units cost between R9 495 and R12 995, with an ongoing monthly cloud subscription fee of between R169 and R269 which is dependent on the scale of the installation.

Last month, the startup secured an undisclosed round of funding from Johannesburg-based Imfezeko Investment Holdings (see this story).

Little said at the time that the investment will enable Sentian to expand its current reach as well as gain access to new market opportunities.

Towards the middle of next year, Sentian plans to launch a new product range which will cost significantly less than the Sentian i3 and will service the middle income security market.

Earlier this month, Little said the startup employed a team of four permanent staff as well a handful of temporary contractors and that it was looking to hire two more employees.

In 2016, Sentian raised a “multi-million rand” seed investment from WooThemes co-founder Mark Forrester.

Since that seed round Sentian has focused on building its technology platform to support its rapidly expanding B2C business, as well as streamlining its independent installer channel support infrastructure.

The startup was last year selected to be a part of the fourth Grindstone accelerator cohort (see this story).

Featured image, left to right: Jonga co-founders Ntsako Mgiba and Ntando Shezi (LinkedIn)

Jonga

Jonga is a Cape Town based security startup that was founded in 2016 by mechatronics engineer Ntsako Mgiba and business science graduate Ntando Shezi (pictured above, left and right, respectively).

The startup has developed a low-cost home monitoring security system which consists of an Internet of Things (IoT) motion sensing device and a mobile app.

Jonga claims it has manufactured and tested working prototypes in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. It is not clear how many of these devices have been deployed or whether they have been able to reduce the incidence of burglaries when deployed.

When triggered, and after confirming with the owner that the alarm is genuine, the devices send notifications to members of an owner-built distribution list which can include neighbours, family, police and security firms.

In August, the Savant Venture Fund — the venture capital arm of Cape Town hardware incubator Savant — invested an undisclosed amount in the startup.

At the time, Jonga’s founders said they intend to use the investment to manufacture about 1000 devices for its market launch, gain market traction and to finance a commercial proof-of-concept which the startup hopes will help it to facilitate more venture capital investment.

Mgiba said the devices will cost R600 a unit, with an added R70 per-month subscription fee which covers maintenance and data costs.

Before its latest deal, Jonga — which joined Savant in 2016 — had raised R1.9-million in seed and angel funding.

The startup’s investors include the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and angel investors Dale Williams, Melvyn Lubega and Mark Forrester.

Smartblade

Smartblade is a Cape Town based medtech startup founded in 2016 by husband and wife duo Nick Nevin (who serves as managing director) and specialist anaesthesiologist Dr Caroline Corbett (pictured above).

The startup has developed a device, which consists of a smartphone app that is linked to a video laryngoscope, that enables single operators of varied skill levels to intubate difficult airways.

In June, the startup raised R9.5-million from Savant to acquire moulds to manufacture its device and to attain certification which includes US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration (see this story).

At the time the funding was announced, Nick Nevin said the startup had begun independent mannequin trials with an international airway expert and added that clinical trials would soon follow.

The startup has raised around R2-million in funding since launch. This includes self-funding, prize money, angel investment, government seed funding through the TIA and the Small Enteprise Development Agencey (Seda).

Smartblade intends to manufacture the device locally and the startup has said that consumer and non-consumer markets have been requesting orders for the device.

It’s not yet clear how much the device will cost, however Nevin has said the price point will be “very competitive and certainly affordable” to the individual clinician, or end user. This, he said will be “a first” for a device of this type in this market space.

Dr Corbett is one of the nominees in the Tech Entrepreneur Award category at the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (Awief) Awards which will be held in Cape Town next Wednesday (30 October).

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Mauritian edtech Eco-Warriors wins Seedstars Port Louis

Mauritian edtech startup Eco-Warriors has been named the winner of yesterday’s Seedstars Port Louis pitching event.

The startup, which is a subsidiary of holding company Panda & Wolf, was established this year. Its ecological education mobile game, which is aimed at children, and comic book uses gamification to teach waste sorting and recycling.

Eco-Warrirors, which was recently recognised by the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), will now represent Mauritius at the Seedstars Africa Summit in December.

Eco-Warriors will represent Mauritius at the Seedstars Africa Summit

At the summit, which will be held in Johannesburg, the startup stands a chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where an investment prize of $500 000 is up for grabs.

Seven other startups, namely: Property233, Tutoo+, Roomscout, Nutri You Farm & Shop, Fundkiss Technologies, Flit Ride, Eco-Warriors and AVR Plato Technology pitched at the event (see this story).

A panel comprised of Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub head of regulations and compliance Muhamud Junaid Udhin, Africa Leadership University’s Divine Kangami and Seedstars regional manager Claudia Makadristo selected the winner.

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Featured image: Eco-Warriors team (Twitter)

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Tshimologong Precinct invites growing black tech firms to enter TechAccel programme

The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, together with IBM is calling on black owned growth-stage startups to participate in this year’s TechAccel programme, a high-impact accelerator designed specifically for growing tech companies.

The programme was created to enable the development of growth-stage tech startups, using a bootcamp format that will run over five weeks, from 3 February to 6 March 2020.

The incubator programme will also focus on helping startups improve their skills and overall business efficiency so that each can focus on the most important aspects of growing its venture.

Applications close date on 15 November.

The TechAccel Programme will culminate in an investment proposal and pitch. The winning participants earn an investment of up to R500 000 in required products and services.

Tshimologong Precinct’s TechAccel programme is designed specifically for black owned growing tech companies

To win the prize, the tech startups need to demonstrate how the investment will be used to accelerate the business.

The competition is open to technology companies, which are defined as entities whose main focus of business is on the development and manufacturing of technology, or providing technology as a service, as opposed to tech-enabled companies which primarily deliver a service using technology.

Interested participants need to ensure that the business has a minimum of one-year trading as a registered entity with the Company and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

The growth-stage tech startup should be black South African owned and managed. Turnover needs to be between R120 000 to R50-million per annum and the owner must be actively involved in the business.

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DoshEx launches property investment crowdfunding service for SA investors

SA blockchain startup DoshEx has launched DoshProp, a new property investment crowdfunding service which allows ordinary South Africans to invest in property — and the startup is offering investors a 20% return over 18 months to 24 months in an Australian property development.

DoshEx CEO Alex de Bruyn (pictured above) said in a statement on Sunday (13 October) that The Paradiso, to be constructed in the upmarket Como district of Perth in Western Australia, promises a 20% return on investment over 18 to 24 months.

Every DoshEx user will get the chance to invest in a luxury apartment complex for only R100 per share.

“However, shares are limited and are expected to be snapped up when the offer is released to global traders on 1 November,” he said in the statement.

DoshEx users will get the chance to invest in a luxury apartment complex for only R100 per share

He said as the investment is through a publicly registered SA company, Paradiso COMO Limited, the public can avoid the constraints of SA foreign exchange regulations.

Hosted on blockchain

The fund is hosted on blockchain trading technology, “which is immutable and tamper resistant”, said De Bruyn.

In addition, DoshEx, he said, will be partnering with Edgars Club to bring DoshProp to its over 400 000 members.

“The retail giant has recognised the potential in offering its customers this innovative approach to inclusive wealth creation. Plus, Club members will enjoy additional rewards.” he said in the statement.

The Johannesburg startup launched its exchange platform in August last year. The platform is aimed at assisting those the startup helps develop cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions to buy and sell digital tokens.

The startup secured an undisclosed investment from SA angel investors based in Australia in return for a 20% stake in the company. In December last year De Bruyn told Ventureburn that his startup had already done work for Virgin Money SA (see this story).

Mulling further investment opportunities

De Bruyn told Ventureburn in a call on Tuesday (15 October) that DoshEx is looking at a number of other property opportunities through its DoshProp service. One of these is in South Africa, while two are offshore.

“They’re still in our regulatory and review stage,” he added, explaining that the company is assessing whether the investments comply with exchange control and securities trading regulations.

De Bruyn pointed out he and his team had spent “numerous hours” with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) to ensure the offering is in keeping with regulations.

He said thus far, the company has received “quite a lot” of interest since announcing the new investment offering on Sunday. Most of the interest had come from fund managers that look after investments for those who are not high net-worth individuals, he added.

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Featured image: DoshEx CEO Alex de Bruyn (Facebook)

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PEG Africa secures $4m in debt capital to expand operations in Senegal

Accra-based pay-as-you-go solar company PEG Africa has secured $4-million in debt capital from a $15-million multi-currency facility led by UK development finance institution CDC Group.

The debt facility is also backed by existing lenders SunFunder and ResponsAbility.

PEG Africa explained in a statement yesterday that it will use the capital to expand operations in Senegal where it says it has thousands of customers.

PEG Africa was founded in 2013 by Hugh Whalan and Nate Heller

The firm was founded in 2013 by Hugh Whalan and Nate Heller. It currently provides 400 000 daily users in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal with credit for solar home systems via its pay-as-you-go financing model.

Whalan, the firm’s CEO, said Senegal has been growing “far quicker than expected” and has reached profitably within its first year.

“With the continued backing of CDC Group, we expect our growth in Senegal to continue. Importantly, we believe that we will be able to apply our learnings and expansion playbook to yield superior results as we grow into future markets,” he added.

Whalan said the fact the company is increasingly raising debt as opposed to equity investment, and its ability to secure multiple facilities from lenders like CDC Group, is testament to the increasing strength and the financial sustainability of its business.

Last month PEG Africa raised $5-million in debt funding from the EU-funded Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFI).

In March the company raised a $25-million Series-C round which at the time it said it intended to use for off-grid solar expansion in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Senegal (see this story).

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Startups better hurry if they want to apply for Wamda’s Dubai-based programme

North African entrepreneurs have until this Sunday (20 October) to apply for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused Wamda X grant-based fellowship programme.

The four-month programme is an initiative of Dubai-based and MENA-focused entrepreneurship platform Wamda.

Through the programme, Wamda aims to work with fellows to build businesses by providing them with grants and access to its network.

Wamda X fellows will receive grants of $30 000

Fellows will receive grants of $30 000 which will convert into five percent equity if a business is formed. The programme will also offer participants access to continuous follow-on financing through Wamda Capital.

Wamda states on its website that on completion of the programme, Wamda Capital will have the right to invest $100 000 in follow-on capital in exchange for 10% equity.

Wamda is particularly seeking:

  • MENA-focused businesses
  • Entrepreneurs with between five to 10 years of prior work experience in a business environment
  • Individuals prepared to be devoted full time to their business
  • Disruptive tech or tech-enabled business models that are scalable and capital efficient

In addition, Wamda says it prefers teams of two or more entrepreneurs over individual applicants.

Programme participants will also be provided with working space in Dubai as well as more than $10 000 worth of software and support services.

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TechTribe Accelerator to use roadshows to pick 100 startups from SADC region

Pretoria-based TechTribe Accelerator (TTA) has announced that it has embarked on a roadshow in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to scout for 100 startups for a free investment readiness programme.

The online accelerator and virtual mentorship platform said in a statement last week that it held its first roadshow event in Lilongwe, Malawi on 24 September.

The next roadshow event will be held at BongoHive in Zambia next Tuesday (22 October), followed by another at BuniHub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next Thursday (24 October).

Applications for TechTribe Accelerator’s free investment readiness programme will close on 15 November

TTA said information about other events in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa will be announced on Facebook and other social media channels.

The accelerator advised startups that will not be able to make it to the roadshow events to apply online, with applications for the free investment readiness programme set to close on 15 November.

TTA project manager Buntu Majaja pointed out how crucial the initiative is given the high costs of running a traditional accelerator as well as how acceleration services for tech-enabled ventures are not widely accessible outside of major centres.

TTA said it is building a pipeline of investment ready social entrepreneurs that can meet the growth impact and investment funds in Africa.

The accelerator is funded by the Southern African Innovation Support (SAIS2) Programme and involves collaboration between Impact Amplifier, MHub Malawi, SA Innovation Summit and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio).

Featured image: Participants at the TechTribe Accelerator Malawi Roadshow (Facebook)

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Here are the eight startups pitching today at Seedstars Port Louis

Swiss emerging market startup competition Seedstars World has named the eight startups that will pitch today at Seedstars Port Louis in Mauritius.

It is not clear what time the pitching event will start, but it will be held at La Turbine at the Vivéa Business Park.

Besides representing Mauritius at the Seedstars Africa Summit, the winner of the event will get an all-inclusive trip to Johannesburg in December for the Seedstars Africa Summit.

The Seedstars Port Louis winner will represent Mauritius at the Seedstars Africa Summit

At the regional summit, the Seedstars Port Louis victor stands a chance to win a spot at the Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland where an investment prize of $500 000 is up for grabs.

The eight are:

  • Property233: Smart rental platform
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  • Nutri You Farm & Shop: Urban-farming B2B company that provides competitively-priced, locally-grown food with a lower environmental footprint
  • Fundkiss Technologies: Helps Mauritian small businesses grow by simplifying and democratising funding while offering investors new investment opportunities
  • Flit Ride: Ride-hailing app that enables users and drivers to bid the fare price on an open market
  • Eco-Warriors : Children-focused ecological education mobile game and comic book
  • AVR Plato Technology: Edtech startup that has developed Orama, an app suite which uses augmented reality and virtual reality

The eight will pitch in front of a panel comprised of Mauritius Africa Fintech Hub head of regulations and compliance Muhamud Junaid Udhin, Africa Leadership University’s Divine Kangami and Seedstars regional manager Claudia Makadristo.

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GreenHouse Capital announces the names of the 10 startups in its 2019 Tech Accelerator

Lagos-based venture capital (VC) firm GreenHouse Capital has accepted 10 startups from Botswana, Ghana and Nigeria into its 2019 Tech Accelerator programme.

The cohort, which commenced two months ago, was selected from a pool of over 200 applications from across the continent.

GreenHouse Capital founding partner Kunmi Demuren (pictured above) said in a statement last Friday (11 October) that the ingenuity on display in this cohort is “simply breathtaking”.

Two of the startups in the GreenHouse Capital’s 2019 Tech Accelerator programme are from Ghana and Botswana

“Anyone who thinks Africa’s tech boom has plateaued needs only look at the next generation of startups coming up and the problems they are solving to see that that the ecosystem is becoming more and more exciting each year,” added Demuren.

The 10 companies in the cohort include startups that operate in the medtech, healthtech fintech and edtech verticals. They are:

  • Doctoora (Nigeria): Provides healthcare professionals with medical facility rentals for their private practice and runs an online marketplace where consumers can connect to healthcare professionals
  • Gricd (Nigeria): Builds Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart active cooling devices that store and transport temperature-sensitive vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs
  • Bace (Ghana): Fintech startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition to improve Know-Your-Customer (KYC) protocols for financial institutions
  • Vimosure (Botswana): Offers a platform which uses sensor-based IoT systems and data analytics to reduce costs and increase transparency between vehicle insurers and consumers
  • Datespace (Nigeria): A dating app that aims to transform the way Africans find love by connecting young, working professionals to memorable dating experiences
  • Mashup Beauty (Nigeria): Ecommerce startup driving customer acquisition and sales for beauty-focused small businesses via an online marketplace and business management software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution
  • Vesicash (Nigeria): Platform that provides secure digital transactions and promotes financial transparency between small businesses
  • Otrac (Nigeria): Elearning platform which provides tailored training and courses for public and general health practitioners
  • SchoolsFocus (Nigeria): One-stop school management solution
  • Whip Music Africa (Nigeria): Platform that helps African artists access connections and opportunities needed to take their music careers to the next level by increase collaboration and revenue creation among creatives in the music industry

The programme, which is run by GreenHouse Lab at Lagos-based tech hub Vibranium Valley, will culminate in a demo day in December where the startups will present their ideas to an audience of global investors, entrepreneurs, corporates and media.

As part of the investor readiness acceleration programme, the 10 companies will gain access to resources that include an immersive, tech-focused curriculum led by Google mentors and industry experts.

The cohort will also get access to products, resources and proof of concept opportunities with GreenHouse Lab partners that include Google Launchpad, DIY Law and Oracle.

In addition, the startups stand to benefit from investment from GreenHouse Capital and its global network of investors.

Featured image: GreenHouse Capital founding partner Kunmi Demuren (Venture Garden Group)

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Silvertree Holdings no longer just a tech investor after rebrand, new investment

The internet is not the only place to find good businesses to invest in, even for a tech investor, as Silvertree Holdings hopes to attest to.

The Cape Town based investment company — which has invested in a string of ecommerce companies since launching in 2013 — announced in a statement on Tuesday that it had invested an undisclosed amount in its first non-tech company, SA skincare brand Skoon.

Silvertree was founded by Paul Cook, Manuel Koser (pictured above, far right with fellow members from Silvertree and Skoon) and Peter Allerstorfer (all three jointly hold the position of managing director).

Its current portfolio includes 11 firms in which it has invested in since 2013. They include among others Pricecheck, Ucook and CarZar.

Silvertree has made its first investment in a company that isn’t a tech firm, since undergoing a rebrand earlier this year

In June Silvertree sold its stake in CompareGuru to online insurance distribution company SureStart (see this story). The value of the sale was not disclosed by either party. It was Silvertree’s first major exit from a SA investment — previous exits, according to Cook in June, had been “for less than R10-million”.

No more ‘internet’ in Silvertree Holdings

The Skoon deal is the investor’s first investment in a company that isn’t a tech firm — since it dropped the “internet” in Silvertree Internet Holdings earlier this year.

Silvertree’s rebrand, executed earlier this year allows it to expand their portfolio from predominantly investing in the ecommerce space, to now moving into the consumer space, the company said in a statement yesterday.

Cook told Ventureburn by email that Silvertree’s rebrand doesn’t mean the investor will now be “investing in all kinds of businesses now”. The focus he explained will remain on building disruptive tech and consumer brands.

“Dropping the ‘Internet’ part of the name helped get over the hurdle of potential entrepreneurs thinking we only did ‘hardcore’ tech/internet,” he pointed out.

He explained that in Silvertree’s early days the focus on tech formed a big part of building disruptive tech and consumer brands, but stressed that the investor’s strength and focus has always been on the “brands, not the tech for its own sake”.

“Skoon fits great here, as it’s (an) omnichannel through its own and other channels, with great synergies with existing portfolio members (Faithful to Nature), and strong brand.

“That’s the sort of investments we will continue to do, with varying amounts of tech vs consumer for each investment. So don’t expect investments in heavy manufacturing or mining or B2B IT maintenance contracts, etc — we’re focusing on strong tech and consumer brands,” he added.

‘Ecommerce still growing at over 20%’

Koser explained what brought about the rebrand earlier this year.

“We had Freddy Caspers (Silvertree’s non-executive chairman) as well as Thandi Mbulaheni (Silvertree’s head of marketing) join our team over the last one to two years and with this we got the right skill set to also look at disruptive consumer brands.

“Peter (Allerstorfer), Paul (Cook) and I always thought this would be a good idea given the traction we saw brands had on our platform Faithful to Nature and we thought we could help them across all distribution channels, with growth capital, expertise and network.

“Ultimately we want to build brands and connect them via technology to the (South) African consumer so just an extension of the strategy as businesses like Ucook, Faithful to Nature, Petheaven (all Silvertree investments — Ed) are ultimately consumer brands.

So, does widening the focus away from just tech mean that growth in the ecommerce sector is flagging?

Not at all, says Koser.

He says the market for ecommerce is still growing “at 20% to 30% organically” and that Silvertree’s portfolio companies are growing at a “multiple of that”.

Koser added that Silvertree is still aiming to list of sell its investment portfolio by 2023. “We are still aiming for a liquidity event of Silvertree in 2023. Yes,” he said.

The question is, how many will be tech businesses?

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Featured image (from left to right): Clayton Wiggill (Silvertree Holdings), Stella Cioli (Skoon), Emma du Plessis (Skoon), Elize du Plessis (Skoon), Thandi Mbulaheni (Silvertree Holdings) and Manuel Koser (Silvertree Holdings) (Supplied)

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