Venture Capital in South Africa

Delivering Venture Capital in South Africa For Economic Growth and Prosperity.


We provide Venture Capital in South Africa to early and growth stage businesses.  With a proven track record of successful investments and a trusted network of reputable investors, our expert team is dedicated to partnering with you to drive your business forward.

We create long term partnerships for growth.

Why Choose Caban Investments for Venture Capital in South Africa?

  • 100 Years + Combined Venture Capital Experience: The Caban Investment Team has a significant amount of experience in Venture Capital in South Africa and beyond. The  corporate finance services we deliver will benefit your business from day one.

  • Industry Expertise: Benefit from our team’s deep knowledge and experience in various industries, ensuring strategic guidance tailored to your business.

  • Proven Track Record: We have a successful track record of South African venture capital funding for businesses across South Africa, helping them achieve their growth objectives.

  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that every business is unique. Our solutions are customized to meet your specific funding needs and business goals.

  • Long-term Partnership: We don’t just provide capital; we forge long-term partnerships to support your business beyond the initial investment.

Talk To Us About The Following




Seed Funding

Kickstart your business with early-stage funding.

  • Access to a network of experienced angel investors.
  • Guidance and mentorship from industry experts.

Venture Capital in South Africa 

Investment provided to high-potential startups with the aim of generating substantial returns.

  • Extensive industry expertise to support growth and scalability.
  • Access to a wide network of strategic partners and potential customers.

Growth Capital

Funding to accelerate the growth and expansion of established businesses.

  • Tailored financial solutions to meet specific growth needs.
  • Strategic guidance and connections to drive market expansion.

Private Equity

Investment in mature companies with a focus on restructuring, optimizing operations, and exits.

  • Extensive experience in driving operational improvements and maximizing value.
  • Access to a strong network of industry contacts for potential partnerships or acquisitions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Assistance and expertise in buying, selling, or merging businesses.

  • Expert guidance throughout the exit process.
  • Proven track record of successful deal negotiations and transactions.

Strategic Advisory

Strategic guidance and advisory services to optimize business operations and decision-making.

  • Customized solutions tailored to the unique challenges of each client.
  • Data-driven insights and industry benchmarks for informed decision-making.

Unlock Growth Opportunities with Venture Capital in South Africa

venture capital in south africa

Welcome to Caban Investments – Your Gateway to Accelerated Growth and Strategic Partnership

Are you a South African business owner seeking to propel your company to new heights? Look no further than Caban Investments, the premier venture capital firm fueling growth and innovation in South Africa. With our extensive experience in private equity, venture capital, and corporate finance throughout Africa, we are dedicated to supporting early and growth-stage businesses in their quest for success. Discover how partnering with Caban Investments can unlock unparalleled growth opportunities for your business. Part of the Caban Group we have access to capital markets across Africa, the UK and Europe.

Driving Growth and Innovation for South African Entrepreneurs

At Caban Investments, we firmly believe in the power of entrepreneurship to drive economic progress and transform industries. Our mission is to identify high-potential businesses that exhibit innovation, scalability, and a vision for the future. We provide comprehensive venture capital solutions tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of South African entrepreneurs. As part of a larger organization, Caban Investments offers African entrepreneurs the added advantage of access to international networks and strategic partners. For comprehensive corporate finance advisory services designed to drive your business forward, consider Caban Capital, a trusted boutique firm specializing in strategic financial solutions. By leveraging our expertise, resources, and strategic partnerships, we aim to position your business for accelerated growth and sustainable success.

Why Choose Caban Investments for Venture Capital in South Africa?

  1. Seasoned Venture Capital Expertise: As a trusted venture capital firm, Caban Investments boasts a team of seasoned professionals with deep industry knowledge and a successful track record of impact investment and business growth capitalWe possess a keen understanding of the South African market dynamics and regulatory landscape. With our expertise, we can guide you through the complexities of venture capital, ensuring that you make informed decisions that align with your business objectives.
  2. Tailored Solutions for Dynamic Growth: At Caban Investments, we recognize that each business has unique growth aspirations and challenges. We offer tailored venture capital solutions designed to address your specific needs and drive dynamic growth. Whether you require seed funding to bring your visionary ideas to life or growth capital to scale your operations, our customized funding packages, strategic guidance, and expansive network of partners and investors will empower you to seize growth opportunities.
  3. Strategic Partnerships and Networking: Our extensive network of investors, industry leaders, and strategic partners sets us apart. We leverage these connections to forge strategic partnerships, facilitate collaborations, and open doors to new opportunities for your business. By joining forces with Caban Investments, you gain access to a vast ecosystem of potential partners and investors, amplifying your reach and positioning your business for success.
  4. Proven Success Stories: Caban Investments has a proven track record of successful investments and partnerships that have propelled businesses to new heights. Our portfolio companies have experienced exponential growth, thanks to our strategic guidance, financial backing, and value-added support. When you choose us as your venture capital partner, you gain the confidence of aligning with a firm that has a demonstrated ability to drive results and create sustainable value.
  5. Caban Investments, a prominent venture capital firm in South Africa, is part of a larger organization that offers clients the added advantage of access to extensive international networks and partners. For comprehensive corporate finance advisory services designed for African entrepreneurs, consider Caban Capital, a boutique division within our organization, providing strategic financial solutions and guidance.

Enquire About Venture Capital in South Africa By Completing The `enquiry Form Above

Our clients partner with Caban Investments and tap into our expertise, resources, and strategic network. Enquire about our venture capital services today and position your business for unparalleled growth and success.

To get started, simply fill out our enquiry form on our website or reach out to our dedicated team directly. We understand the unique needs of your business, and we are committed to crafting a tailored plan that aligns with your goals and accelerates your growth trajectory.

At Caban Investments, we are driven by a passion for empowering South African entrepreneurs and fostering economic development. Our venture capital expertise, strategic guidance, and extensive network are at your disposal as you embark on your growth journey.We agree with the World Bank in their assessment of both the enormous economic potential of Africa and the need for funding to support the development of these opportunities through providing more venture capital in Africa. Let us be your gateway to accelerated growth, strategic partnerships, and lasting success.

Take the next step and enquire about our venture capital services today. Together, we will unlock the full potential of your business, fuel innovation, and drive economic progress

FAQs about Venture Capital in South Africa with Caban Investments

Venture capital is a form of financing provided to early and growth-stage businesses. It offers funding and expertise to help businesses scale and succeed in their industry. At Caban Investments, we provide venture capital services tailored to South African businesses, fueling their growth, and unlocking their potential.

At Caban Investments, we specialize in providing seed funding to early-stage startups in South Africa. We assess your business’s potential, industry viability, and growth prospects to determine the feasibility of providing seed capital. Our team of experts offers guidance and support throughout the funding process, increasing your chances of securing the necessary investment.

We evaluate businesses based on various factors such as market potential, competitive advantage, scalability, management team, and alignment with our investment thesis. We look for businesses with innovative ideas, strong growth prospects, and a clear path to success in the South African market.

Absolutely! Caban Investments provides growth capital to established businesses in South Africa. We offer funding solutions tailored to your specific growth needs, helping you expand operations, enter new markets, invest in research and development, and attract top talent.

The length of the venture capital process can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the investment and the due diligence required. Generally, the process involves initial discussions, due diligence, negotiation of terms, and finalization of investment agreements. While we strive to move efficiently, it’s important to conduct a thorough evaluation to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.

Caban Investments partners with a wide range of businesses in various industries, including technology, healthcare, fintech, energy, and more. We are open to innovative ideas and disruptive business models that have the potential for substantial growth in the South African market.

Our support goes beyond financial backing. We provide strategic guidance, access to our extensive network, and value-added support to help our portfolio companies succeed. This includes mentorship, industry connections, operational expertise, and assistance with strategic decision-making.

Yes, Caban Investments has a team of financial experts who can assist with business valuation and financial modeling. We work closely with entrepreneurs to understand their financials, perform valuation analyses, and develop comprehensive financial models that align with their growth plans.

Caban Investments differentiates itself through its deep industry expertise, local market knowledge, extensive network, and a track record of successful investments. We have a strong understanding of the South African business ecosystem and are committed to supporting the growth and success of businesses in the region.

To begin the process of securing venture capital funding from Caban Investments, please fill out our enquiry form on our website or contact our dedicated team directly. We will review your information, assess your business’s potential, and guide you through the next steps of the funding process.

While our primary focus is on South African businesses, we also consider investments in businesses operating in other African countries. We are committed to supporting entrepreneurship and economic growth throughout the continent.

The terms and conditions of venture capital funding can vary based on the specific investment and business needs. Our team will work closely with you to tailor a funding package that aligns with your goals. This may include equity ownership, board representation, milestone-based funding, and other mutually agreed-upon terms.

Our team considers businesses at various stages of development. We assess each opportunity based on its merits and growth potential. Whether you’re a promising early-stage startup or an established business looking to scale, we encourage you to reach out and explore how we can support your growth journey.

Absolutely. We provide value-added support to our portfolio companies, including business development guidance, strategic planning, market analysis, and access to our network of industry experts. We believe in fostering long-term partnerships and working collaboratively to maximize your business’s potential.

By investing in high-potential businesses, Caban Investments helps create job opportunities and fosters economic development in South Africa. Our investments fuel growth, allowing businesses to expand their operations, hire local talent, and contribute to the overall prosperity of the economy.

While Caban Investments recognizes the importance of impact investing and considers businesses with positive social and environmental impacts, our venture capital services are not exclusively limited to impact investments. We evaluate a diverse range of businesses based on their growth potential, market viability, and alignment with our investment criteria. Our goal is to support businesses with strong growth prospects, regardless of their specific industry or impact focus.


Matthew Musgrove

Matthew Musgrove

Matthew is an entrepreneur and business Advisor with a passion for change management and social empowerment. With a background in business accounting and advisory, as well clinical research project management, he strives to find strategic and sustainable solutions to business problems.



Mark Van Hoff comes from background of technical & production planning, budgeting & scheduling of major live events. As the first production co-ordinator at M-NET for Outside Broadcasts, Mark has managed major local and international productions including Miss South Africa, Miss World, multiple music events and major sports events, including the PnP Cycling Tour.Mark co-founded Van-Man Productions in 1994, Page to Picture in 2000 and Move Media Networks in 2007. All three companies have achieved domestic success and have been well-regarded in the South African production industry.



Oluwaseun Adewuyi who is the Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO) at Caban, is a Certified Chartered Accountant, with Fellowship status at both the ACCA as well as the Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a UK Based industry body with a specific focus on the management of charities, not-for-profit organisations and NGOs.. Oluwaseun comes with strong business acumen and 20+ years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within well-reputed and high growth organisations Including Next Plc and Royal Mail. He has been heavily involved in impact investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and has been instrumental in the creation of a series of community schools in West Africa. Throughout his career, he oversaw a broad range of operations, including Business Strategy and Business Reorganisation, summarising the organisation’s financial status, and coordinating the preparation of tactical plans, financial forecasts, and budgets. Adept at developing and implementing effective internal control framework to maintain sound financial accountability.

tim scholtz


Tim Scholtz, who's is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Caban Investments, is experienced in implementing corporate governance guidelines, formulating risk management structures, process and cost optimization. Tim has a strong corporate background, having worked as COO at the South African Tourism board, was COO at the Nelson Mandela foundation and as a internal audit manager at Arthur Anderson earlier in his career.

Ben Botes


Ben Botes is Entrepreneur, VC, co-Founder, Author and Academic with a strong social conscience. Ben Involved with early stage and growth firms for the past 20 years and has been Co-founder of 9 separate businesses across Africa. Ben has directly and indirectly been involved in impact investment and the support of charities and non profits for the last 30 years. Ben is a regular speaker at the African Investment Conference in London and has been featured in Wall Street for Europe, The Guardian Small Business, BBC, the Mail and Guardian in the UK and BizCommunity, Channel 3 TV, Investors Weekly, The Cape Times, Radio 702 with John Robbie and Good Hope FM in South Africa

Dave Romero


Dave Romero is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with a passion for making an impact. A qualified Professional Accountant, Dave has been a director in multiple financial institutions and was once the youngest Chairman on the JSE, in addition to being listed as one of Business Times’ Top 100 companies and the 40th fastest-growing company in South Africa. Dave is a core founder of the Caban Group, which aims to provide a comprehensive service offering to small businesses in return for equity. With a passion for nurturing entrepreneurs, Dave can often be found outside of the boardroom – offering advice, creating innovative funding solutions and building communities through sustainable practices.



Dr Ruben Richards is a truly inspirational South African leader. Through his peace-building seminars for criminal gangs, Dr Ruben has facilitated the longest ceasefire in the history of gang warfare on the Cape Flats. In addition to being Chairman & Founder of the non-profit Ruben Richards Foundation, Dr Ruben is an ordained cleric, company director, non-executive Chairman of Visual International Limited and was once the Deputy Director-General of the now-disbanded Scorpions.