March 18, 2020

As Africa braces itself and prepares for the spread of the Coronavirus, we have pre-emptively been spending the last few weeks working with our portfolio companies to ensure that they are “ready” for the human and economic impact that is likely to ensue. Fortunately, m...

January 21, 2020

Wishing you a prosperous and dynamic new year.

As we embark on the start of a new decade, building off the strong foundations HAVAÍC laid in 2019 where we increased our portfolio substantially, deploying ZAR40 million (~USD2.7million) by way of 5 new investments and 1...

December 10, 2019

Globally, Venture Capital (VC) investment is on the rise. In 2018 $254 billion was invested into approximately 18,000 start-ups, a 46% increase from 2017’s figures. The US accounted for 52% or $131 billion of these VC investments.
While 2019 figures are yet to b...

October 31, 2019

Just south of San Francisco lie Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Stanford, to name a few of these famous, yet surprisingly small towns. This is where the garages, dorm rooms and poorly lit, drab offices are located that have witnessed the birth of businesses li...

September 19, 2019

The idea that consumers of the developing world are continuously playing catch-up with those in the first world, is becoming outdated. More and more, we are seeing innovations ‘defy gravity’ as they ‘flow uphill’ from poor to richer markets.

This trend is known as rev...

July 24, 2019

Although Venture Capital (VC) is largely seen as countercyclical in nature, the old adage must surely apply that no man is an island. In this edition of the SMART VC series we focus on the SA investment outlook with the emphasis being on how recent developments in inve...

May 30, 2019

In our first edition, we kicked off with the basics of Venture Capital (VC) in our piece entitled 'VC101.1 - What is Venture Capital and how does it fit into the world of financing?' If you missed it, find it here. In this instalment, we are taking a closer look a...

May 9, 2019

We've been on a journey these past 4 years and would like to share some of our learnings and successes. We have launched ‘SMART VC’, a channel to share with you:

  • The basics of Venture Capital (VC) in our 'VC101' series

  • Innovation news from Africa and the d...

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