Knife Capital

Knowledge. Networks. Funding

Knife Capital is an independent growth equity investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction. By leveraging knowledge, networks & funding, we accelerate the international expansion of entrepreneurial businesses that achieved a product/market fit in a beachhead market. We have offices in Cape Town and London.

Knife Capital manages KNF Ventures investment fund and builds high-growth technology enabled SMEs through its Grindstone Accelerator.

Investment criteria:

  • Investment size up to USD 5 million per opportunity 
  • Knife Capital can syndicate deals and co-invest
  • Global reach but geographical preference: South Africa and UK
  • Post-revenue stage co’s that require funding for growth/ expansion
  • Experienced management team/ dynamic entrepreneur with ability to execute
  • Strong product/ service offering
  • Competitive advantage/ Intellectual Property elements
  • Scalable business model
  • Large addressable market 
  • Clearly defined realisation strategy
Apply here or check our website for more information. .

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
South Africa
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene


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    Keet van Zyl

    High-Growth Venture Investor
    Cape Town, South Africa