IDF Capital

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IDF Capital is an associate of Identity Partners, an investments holding company established and owned by black women. IDF Capital was established on 01 March 2008, to exploit the opportunity of profitably investing in the entrepreneurial SME landscape by providing appropriate financial and non-financial products and support to unlock value of the SME sector.

IDF Capital aspires to be more than just another African business. It is our goal to become catalysts of economic growth across Africa by supporting people on their entrepreneurial journey. Our bespoke service offering gives entrepreneurs the boost they need to grow operationally, and become financially independent through leveraging our experience and knowledge of the African market. We are driven to provide continued sustainability of African businesses through capital and intelligent support. We believe in the power of small businesses to facilitate trade and create jobs.

Our mission is to facilitate access to finance for high growth businesses through:

  • Providing responsive and innovative financial solutions that unlock the economic potential of the African continent.
  • Achieving high social and economic returns for investors by investing in entrepreneurial businesses that will yield high social and economic returns with sufficiently mitigated risk.
  • Harnessing the intrapreneurship culture of our employees with the aim of creating shared sustainable wealth.


  • Level 1 B-BBEE Black Female-Owned South African Company
  • Member of ABSIP and SAVCA
  • Invested in Excess of 100 Entrepreneurs and Growing
  • Have over R390 million in Funds under Management and Growing
IDF Capital has ensured a Pan-African presence through partnership with Nigerian Private Equity firm, Alitheia Capital, under the brand Alitheia Identity.
Alitheia Identity is a pioneering private equity fund that identifies, invests in, and grows SMEs led by gender-diverse teams to achieve solid financial returns and tangible social impact for communities in Africa. 
From our offices in Lagos and Johannesburg, we invest in six countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.
We invest in sectors that engage a significant percentage of women, either as entrepreneurs, producers, distributors or consumers. Some of these sectors are: Agribusiness, Consumer Goods, Health, Education, Creative Industries, and Financial and Business services.
To find out more about Alitheia Identity click here.


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Location 33 Fricker Road Illovo Boulevard, Illovo Sandton, South Africa
Targets Ghana, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Sector agnostic