Philip Kiracofe

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About Me

Philip brings 20-years of direct operational and venture financing experience spanning a diverse range of industries on 4 continents. He is a veteran of the first dotcom boom and a partner in Horizen Ventures. He moved to Cape Town in 2013 and has been building the startup ecosystem through the Startupbootcamp accelerator program and direct investments.  

Personal Details

Full Name

Philip Kiracofe



Date of birth



cofounder and ceo




Cape Town


South Africa

I am an...

Investor, Organization

Why are you interested in being part of VC4Africa?

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is actively scouting for and accelerating the most inspiring startups in Africa.

Horizen Ventures Africa is an early stage fund based in Cape Town, focused on scalable tech startups.

To Offer

My areas of personal expertise include the following:

Finance, Sales and Marketing, Strategy and Planning

I can also offer the following expertise to the VC4Africa community:

Consulting and Advisory services for African companies looking to establish and maximize operations in the United States

Looking For

I also hope to gain the following from the VC4Africa community:

We are planning to launch a USD 10MM fund in Cape Town in 2013. Once that happens, we will be looking for compelling investment opportunities in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications. Ideally, companies will be located in South Africa and seeking total investments under USD 1.5MM.