Edge Growth

Leading Growth. Igniting Impact.


We’ve been committed to job creation through the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) since 2007 and we’ve proven that a holistic, end-to-end approach to ESD is the only way to deliver measureable impact. Success requires removing any and all of the growth constraints facing SMEs – financial and non-financial.

Edge Growth Services:

  • Strategy and Advisory
  • SME Growth Support
  • Fund Management

    Vumela Fund

    The Vumela Fund is a R388 million Social Venture Capital Fund that Edge Growth manages on behalf of First Rand in alliance with FNB. The fund is an outsourced, end-to-end ESD solution through which First Rand provides a portfolio of high-calibre SMEs with financial and business development support.

    Edge Venture Fund

    The Edge Venture Fund is a growth capital impact fund investing in innovative, scale up businesses in South Africa. Wespecialise in combining funding and critical acceleration services through our 10X-e programme, to help businesses bridge the gap to exceptional growth. The fund is managed by Edge Growth, a leading fund manager that has been supporting SMEs since 2008.  

    WHAT WE DO: 

    INVEST: Edge uses multiple origination channels, developed over many years, to partner withearly stage businesses where we can apply our unique combination of finance and acceleration services to achieve high returns. Very few others are investing in this space, creating a significant opportunity to back the best entrepreneurs.

    ACCELERATE: Edge also delivers comprehensive scale-up support via our accelerator programme, 10X-e. With almost a decade of experience in supporting the growth of SMEs, we are able to mitigate the challenges early stage investments face in achieving scale and sustainability.


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    Location 2nd Road, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Targets South Africa
    Sectors Sector agnostic