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We partner with entrepreneurs who are building South Africa’s next big technology companies that improve everyday life.
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Foundry

Naspers Foundry is a R1.4 billion early-stage investment vehicle to grow South Africa’s vibrant tech ecosystem. We help talented entrepreneurs to grow great technology companies that address big societal needs
We’re always on the lookout for promising early-stage tech companies that meet our investment criteria
Disruptive

Disruptive tech play

We focus on proven business models and disruptive solutions that can either scale internationally and/or unlock value in sufficiently large sectors locally through technology-driven platforms and services.

Founder-led

Founder-led businesses

Naspers Foundry invests in commercially viable, founder-led tech businesses where the founders have demonstrated traction. We take an active role and continuously seek to add value beyond the capital, working alongside founders to see their businesses thrive.

Meaningful

Meaningful societal impact

Our team favours technology companies that address big societal needs, and which align with Naspers's global portfolio and beyond, in sectors such as marketplaces, foodtech, edtech, agritech and fintech.
At

At scale-up stage

We invest in post-revenue technology businesses with a proven product offering and strong and growing traction among its target customer base. We don’t invest in ideation stage ventures but proactively engage with incubators, accelerators, early-stage investors, and other players in the broader ecosystem to source qualified leads.
No deal is the same, because no business is the same
Naspers Foundry provides South Africa-focused tech companies access to global markets, international experts and ‘big company’ business support
We know it’s daunting to take a great idea into the unknown. We've built leading companies in more than 100 countries and our local experts can help you do it too. From payments to logistics, regulation to mobile or simply hiring the best local talent.
 
 
Our portfolio
  • Aerobotics
  • Ctrl
  • Food Supply Network
  • Naked
  • SweepSouth
  • The Student Hub
  • WhereIsMyTransport
Meet the team
Fabian Whate
Fabian Whate Head of Naspers Foundry
Fabian Whate
Fabian Whate Head of Naspers Foundry

Gerhard Visser
Gerhard Visser CFO Naspers Foundry
Gerhard Visser
Gerhard Visser CFO Naspers Foundry

Minette Havemann
Minette Havemann Investment Principal
Minette Havemann
Minette Havemann Investment Principal

Brian Masondo
Brian Masondo Investment Associate
Brian Masondo
Brian Masondo Investment Associate

Julian Mixon
Julian Mixon Investment Principal
Julian Mixon
Julian Mixon Investment Principal

Dineo Mnisi
Dineo Mnisi Financial Accountant
Dineo Mnisi
Dineo Mnisi Financial Accountant

Evan Person
Evan Person Head of Group Analytics
Evan Person
Evan Person Head of Group Analytics

Louise Stuart
Louise Stuart Investment Principal
Louise Stuart
Louise Stuart Investment Principal