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