Knife Capital

Knowledge. Networks. Funding

Overview

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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

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. .

Team

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    Keet van Zyl

    High-Growth Venture Investor
    Cape Town, South Africa
     

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