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
Agribusiness, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Leisure and travel, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Cape Town, South Africa