Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Cape Town.
Founder @business-co-za, Co-Founder @todo & Startup Investor/Advisor
COO / Co-Founder - Omne
Founder - Series-A Partners
Advisor to CometAds, Verbble, and iSpeech;
JD w/ Corporate Strategy, Finance and Biz Dev Experience
Quirk founding CTO of 13 years. Founder of BrandsEye. Also managing three startups at the junction of marketing and tech.
Worked at @google, @youtube • Studied at @university-of-cambridge
CEO @ Kizoo Technology Ventures. Angel @ Umbono, Founded Web.de, Lastminute.de, Flug.de
Sr Program Manager for Developer Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa at Google. Inventor of @live365.com. Built lots of things at @yahoo.
CEO / Founder @springleap;
CoFounder evly (acquired);
Designed 16 mobile phones (acquired);
M&G Top 200 South Africans;
Old Mutual top 36 Entrepreneurs
Angel investor| Consumer Internet
Founder of @receiptful. Founder & ex-CEO of @woothemes. Also: author of Brandiing, new dad & ex-Rockstar.
Hacker turned founder turned angel and early-stage VC. Also co-founder of the Silicon Cape movement in Cape Town.
Founder @graphflow. Previously VP Data Science @mxit, Research Scientist @cognitive-match. Sales @goldman-sachs. MSc Machine Learning @university-college-london
Founder of @blackhatmedia.
CTO @hornet. Entrepreneur. Ruby-on-Rails. Mobile.
Joe is currently working on his 10th startup. He has 3 exits so far. Techstars allumni. Based in London and Cape Town. Types Dvorak. Uses Mutt.
Mechanical Engineer, Software Developer, Techstars Alumni, Foodie and Coffee Addict.
Founder @pashash • Equity Analyst (global tech) @sanlam, Chief Analyst @world-of-avatar • Studied at @university-of-cape-town • Goldman Sachs Top Student Leader
Founder of Flip Media (acquired by HSBC and then Publicis Groupe). My heart beats for serious entrepreneurship, my family, action sports and early retirement
Founded Quirk 16 years ago, recently sold majority stake. Have started, invested in & bought a number of business mainly in marketing, education & B2B software
Investor in @springleap, @evly.
CEO of Kaizen Garden. Geek. DevOps / Cloud Operations Engineer. DBA. Coffee aficionado. Worked at Joyent, TextDrive and NPM.
Private equity investor & SME advisor in frontier markets. Startup founder since university. Worked at IDFC Capital, Serasi Capital, Arthur Andersen, Thumos Ltd. • Studied at @tuck-school-of-business,
Founder of @mygeni.org, Founder @primall-media turnover of 100million sold to Primedia Ltd. Founder of @shambhala Holistic center.
Civil Engineer turned tech entrepreneur. Brazilian in Chief @jampp, startup mentor across EU, Brazil, US and SA. Biz Dev background (@microsoft, across EMEA).
Master Sherpa for @ekaya & @airborne | Open Source & Net Neutrality evangelist | Permanent resident in the DANGER ZONE
Co-Founder of WooThemes. Designer.
E-commerce executive and entrepreneur;
CEO Spree.co.za (South Africa), CEO Tradus.com (India)
Co-founder uGenie (Lulu.com), Amazon, MS CS UIUC, BS CS IIT
Founder of JF2.co. JF2 is an early stage investor and incubator of Finance, Mobile, digital marketplaces and SaaS startups.
Delivered by a doctor in a tuxedo. Designer. Futurist. Creative Director (@healthq). Founder (@airborne). Co-founder (The @rubiks-room). Chicken wings.
An entrepreneur at heart with a keen interest in investable, disruptive startups with the ability to create exponential change.
Building great stuff on the interwebs, lover of denim and movies.
Founder of Buggl, GVI + a few others, travel entrepreneur, international travel expert. Strong International management experience of global teams
Banking - structured finance for 16 years, 8 in London and 8 in South Africa, left to found Colenso Capital at the beginning of 2011, a venture that originates and invests in early stage opportunities in Africa and provides structured finance services to
Founded twangoo.co.za and sold to Groupon. Founded 5ounces.com and sold to Naspers.
Founder of @perk | Founded and sold @ubuntudeal-co-za | Entrepreneur
HEC Paris, Operations, Business Administration, Financial Management, Senior Operations Leader, Advisory
Founder Washr • Worked at @rocket-internet, @zalora-1 • Studied at @essec-business-school-paris
CEO @ Nairobi Accelerator
Entrepreneur & Early Stage Investor
Business Advisor to Impact Investment Funds; COO Africa @u-start-2 ; Former Investment Banker @lehman-brothers , @barclays-capital ; Stanford Engineering/MBA
Founded SAcamera.co.za (sold to Naspers), then Founded BetTech. Angel investor in various.
Wi-Fi / Transport / Mobile / Media startup CEO/CTO/Product Manager & TV White Spaces Advocate
Helping people filter the realtime web to conquer infobesity | CMO, Jottr
Proven strategist with track record of results through consumer insight data science
Google, Electrical Engineer BSc (Honours), London Business School, Startups, product marketing and biz dev background, entrepreneur, team player
http://www.tipsytography.com - I am a photographer
Founder & CEO of BodyState.
Co-founder of 4 other startups. Former Director of Wonga Technology, part of @wonga
BSc. Elec Engineering @university of Cape Town
Founder/Designer of @over
Founder @gootel, GooTel
Founder @graphflow, @calibreapps • Worked at @maitland-group, @business-systems-group • BBusSci Information Systems (Hons) at @university-of-cape-town
Co-Founder & CTO of @todo-co-za. South African Tech Entrepreneur, Web App Developer with 8 yrs business experience. 1st startup out of high school
Founder @man-magazine, DiskDrive • Studied at @university-of-cape-town, @university-of-witwatersrand
Co-founder @big5-boutique changing the way safaris are booked in Africa. English entrepreneur obsessed with African Travel. Studied @university-of-edinburgh-1
Entrepreneur, Investor & Stock Marketer with a successful track record in Business Development & Marketing.
Investor in @brandseye, @ideabounty.
President of Dream Mobile, lives in Cape Town, graduated from @georgetown-university University
CEO and Founder of RainFin, Inovative Financial Solutions
Experienced Attorney, Legal Consultant, and Visionary Entrepreneur and Investor. Business, Technology, and Common Sense Acumen. Columbia JD. UCL LLB.
MD of Meltwater Buzz Silicon Valley / food lover & music freak / entrepreneurship / dog owner / Tweets are on my own
Founder Yoco, @yeigo-communications-telfree • Studied at @university-of-cape-town
Master of International Business with experience in data analysis, project management and business development with Dual Citizenship (German/American).
The Mobile and HTML5 Developer and Tech entrepreneur!!! #ResponsiveDesign #Nodejs #Android #iOS
Accomplished Start-up Advisor
Architect & CEO of @mydorpie. Background in retail advertising. Run successful businesses in tech, hospitality & travel. Lived in London, San Francisco & Sydney.
New Developments at MicroZone
Top South African University business graduate looking to cross over into technology and startups
Founded Magnetic. Worked at @merrill-lynch • Bridge the worlds between Product and Tech.
Founder of Rosendal Winery (RSA) | co-founder of Doorway AS (NO), eAccount (NO) and Protech Consulting (NO)
Entrepreneur..exploring for the next best opportunity to help with...
About to revolutionize education... follow me to join the ride
Various hight tech investments in the financial services and disruptive tech space
Web Programmer. Re-invent everything.
I’m an Independent & ethically focused Digital Designer, Design Thinker & User Experience(UX) Consultant, living in the World Design Capital 2014 - Cape Town.
Manager in IT development, Certified Scrum Product Owner & Scrum Master, Google Glass Evangelist, worked at @deutsche-telekom, @axel-springer, ...
Michigan Ross School BBA 2009, "Intrapreneur" and entrepreneur, strong marketing and business managment background with experience in tech and health care. Worked at Microsoft and management consulting (small, private company).
Engineer, artist, MBA, design fan with telecommunications and healthcare experience, turned angel investor, founded Action Hero Ventures. Based in Stellenbosch.
Change agent in biodiversity conservation and environmental issues, healer-visionary, social and green business entrepreneur
Founder MySmartFarm, Farmer, 2nd startup @wedderwill-wine-estate (GM), 1st startup student consult @zeppelin-university(BBA), winner of German Business Cup 2002
Founder & CEO at @krit.com. Founder & CTO at RhythmMusicStore.com. Electronic Engineering w/CS degree from Stellenbosch University.
Founder @frayme • Worked at @credit-suisse • Studied at @university-of-cape-town, @rhodes-university
Founder of Billion Dollar Boy. Associate Editor of Glitterazi, freelance writer & social media enthusiast. Previous experience as research analyst in shipping.
Founded Oviva. Shaped projects with Accenture. Engineering background from ETH Zurich.
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Founder at Village Telco Limited
Georgetown Finance/Accounting; Interned at two growth equity funds
Media + Tech.
Founder @frayme • Studied at @university-of-cape-town, @rhodes-university
Currently with WPP's [email protected], Strong digital communications strategy background, previously founded Organic Media SA (acquired by Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town).
Founder Neutral Gravity
The time is now
Director of Photography and Co-Founder at Fancam
Intern at Peach Payments. BBA at Jadavpur University.
I have a wealth of experience in management consulting and the incubation and growth of new and exisiting businesses across a broad spectrum of industries.
Founder Laso Health (Pty) Ltd
Proactive, strategic and collaborative professional (CA(SA) & CIMA) with a high level of business acumen.
Co-Founder of @eyesonfreight . 6 yrs experience in logistics & international business development • Studied at @university-of-missouri Political Science and Business background
Articles Clerk @firstrand.
Doctor and serial entrepreneur, founded, amongst others, SIMpiil for real-time medication compliance monitoring (www.simpill.com)
CFO @triggerfish-animation-studios • Studied at @erasmus-university-rotterdam
Co-Founded The Brain Barn, Co-Founded Jottr, wrote a book. MA Hons. Modern History from the University of St Andrews, journalism diploma from LSJ
SAP BO/BW,SQL DBA, Business Intelligence, New Technology, Business Administration, News, Money, Music...
Founder @pelfind • Studied at @university-of-cape-town
Chief Sports Physiotherapist and Director of SSPC. B.Sc .Hons Physiotherapy UFS and Masters in Sports Physiotherapy UCT. Co-founder SSMS. Member of Team SA Olympics 2008 Beijing & CWG 2006 Melbourne.
Establishing a host of friends and creating biz whereby we add value relating to our needs and evolving as a community.
I have the skills, backed up by a track record, of turning businesses around. I follow a lean methodology in my work resulting in continuous improvement.
Entrepreneur, busy building a startup and re-inventing the market research industry in Africa
Years of graphic design experience in advertising, print & web. In recent years I've been mainly focusing on user interface design for web applications.
Founder @youme-co • Studied at @university-of-cape-town
citizen of the world, mensch, live life like art, seek to understand, IT consultant, slightly lighter shade African with a bit of a bicycle obsession
PhD Political Economist
Starting a new social media venture. Getting ready fo a revolution • Studied at @university-of-cape-town
Founder and Operational Director @lx21-sa
previously Corporate Key Account Manager and IT Department Manager at TDF (France, Europe)
Reims Management School MBA
French/English Sales Rep-Business Development available to settle abroad. 3y experience and records in sales - 1y world tour with associative development
CEO of Crowdseed. Biggest crowdfunding platform on the African continent. Strong entrepreneurship mentoring skills. Passionate about people and new business.
Creative producer and media consultant with an entrepreneurial spirt. Experienced in broadcast, digital and public relations.
Have Brain. Will Travel.
Stray dog of Africa. Co-founded Xoin, Co-founded +Go. Researcher at @mihmedialab: Micropayment system using Cryptocurrencies.
With international experience in the media, food and design industry I am looking for innovative, simple ideas, improving and enriching everyday life.
developed a noticeboard website using tomcat server and java servlets, css, html, html5,mysql.
Founder at cobbl.com and quicklysign.com. University of Cape Town, CS. Backend and frontend developer
Full stack developer most familiar with Microsoft technologies.
Psychology + Information Systems. Product & Project management experience. Love technology.
BSc Hons Math @ UCT, won medals at many international math competitions and attended math summer schools, MMUF fellow, familiar with many programming languages.
Journalist @ ExplorersWeb & Pythom. Studied @ University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Worked at @cultoria-gmbh, @atoss-software-ag • Studied at @university-of-stellenbosch, @university-of-eichst-ing-ingolstadt
Problem Solver, Growth Hacker and developing developer.
Commercial attorney. Background in start-up development and management. Strategist. Comfortable public speaker and community builder. (B.Soc.Sci & LLB)
Founder @helloprettysa, S.Africa's largest design marketplace. Can communicate w/ people & programmers. Director of Dev @NowPublic. Drupal, security & code
Engineering Student • Cofounded StratusNote
TECH, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CHAMPION WITH A MASTERS DEGREE AND 6 YEARS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Founder at Yeah • Worked at Web Africa, iProspect South Africa
Web developer & Mechanical Engineer
growth services @katalyst | pre-incubation @o.works | Social [email protected].
As an entrepreneur and an experienced digital marketing and business executive, I enjoy the challenges of driving strategy and growth in businesses.
CEO SoTheyReport.com. MSc political economy. BSc real estate. Strong business background.
I help companies grow with grace - my track record ranges from Deloitte consultant to founding a green energy company in Africa.
Founder & Technical Director @consumerlive-corporation-pty-ltd
Co-Founder of dotLogic Consulting. British by birth, I moved to Cape Town 7 Years ago. I'm looking for interesting opportunities to apply my skills as a data nerd.
Founder of Cablekiosk
SaaS Evangelist with deep CX experience across the entire customer lifecycle. I have worked and lead vendor consultancy teams across all verticals in EMEA.
Owner at New Horizons Computer Learning Center Cape Town
GPS in Android
Founder of @get-green-hosting, @virtual-architects and Cape Town Alive.
Founder and Product Visionary at Noozik. Product and feature designer of the Noozik Platform.
Founded Kobe Systems.Co-Founded Huguetteweb.Founded Combunity. Software Dev Engineer , BTech IT CPUT and AS-BA UoPeople.Has Entrepreneur DNA
Working at @over
Found Property Investment Group in Sub Sahara Africa. Top 3 Investment Company for private individuals.
Worked at @airborne
Marketing professional. Over 10 years experience.
Studying Masters in Supply Chain. Ph.D in 2015 in Global Strategy. Strong acumen for Business development from inception of sale to execution of project.
Connecting Technology to Africa - let me sell your product in Africa
Started working after high school for a successful pathology company. Background in admin
Captivating & Cosmopolitan.Refined Lifestyle Designer with an enthralling desire to explore.
1st XV @VillagerFC Attack & Skills Coach. Athlete Centred coach utilising Constraints Approach & Game Sense. Follow me on my coaching journey! Let 'em play!
Chartered Accountant - FMCG start-up experience (2010-2014) - looking for new opportunity
I guide startups from seed to exit
Managing Member of Triple C Repro & Print.Advanced Sales and Marketing background.Over 15 years experience in the print,design and publishing industry.
I am a Media Mechanic, I am a Video Producer. My production skills ranges from editing to directing. I also do motion graphics animation.
Strategist and Founder
Investor, leader, pragmatist.
Server Admin, Network Engineer, Programmer and all round nerd.
Founder Airportshuttle Capetown
Ambitious and hard working CIMA qualified. Looking to partner with equal minded people.
Masters Degree in Numerical Methods, Software Engineer, Automating Large Company Back-ends
Founder GiselaProductions • Worked at @self-employed
BA in Philosophy. Strong in the field of innovation and creativity. Currently self learning HTML, JAVA and Python, looking for internship opportunity
Graphic Designer/Social Media Person • Good Food/Cake/Tattoo appreciator • Love B-Grade Movies • A little OCD so I only follow 290 people • Future NYC resident
Recent graduate of CTU Training Solutions, FET: Software Development, FET: Design Foundation, FET: Systems Development.
Executive Head of Pre-Sales and Operations; Project Management, Enterprise Architecture and Development experience
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Worked at @radisson
Creative Director @ Global Africa Network Pty Ltd, and Frontier Market Intelligence Ltd. A driven creative professional who is passionate about iconic design.
Polyglot software developer with an interest in scaling and esports.
CapeTownLabs, Co-founder Doc Nearby, Robotic & Electronics Enthusiast.
Creative director in the start-up industry of Israel, 12 years experience in multiple areas of interactive new media and new technologies design. South African
Co-founder @prosketch, Lead Designer and Video Editor @lifedojo, Sushi Guru
UI / UX Designer
Committed to excellence and here to make a positive difference, create value and write new rules.
PubRocK Online Radio, started internet radio station. Run by only me. Musician and creative junkie.
Visionary | Entrepreneur | Strategic Thinker | Creative Expressionist | Digital Lordess
Analysis, project management, user experience, online education, music production and job development. BusSci Honours in Information Systems
Student. Tech Enthusiast.
Founder of @the-expedition-project. South African Tourism Award Winner 2010 for www.edgeofafrica.com.
Entrepreneur, based in South Africa. Looking to invest in start ups with global ambitions.
Just a geek in CT.. hacking away on anything that interests me.
Turning to Ed-Tech to provide the resources and capability that enables ALL to reach their full potential - Search.Select.Connect
Strong technology, sales and business background. Formerly: Head of Online Media at Atalink, Director Product Management at @gypsii.
CEO of SuperSimpleSurvey.com. Worked with various startups across SEA and previously headed up Product for one of the largest ISP's in Africa
Fund Manager at Spier Film Fund
Founder @filmcontact-com, @filmdaily-tv
In 2005 decided to Live The J-Bay life and founded LTL with a passion for travel, real estate, media and e-commerce ... One Life, Live It.
Formerly CEO Wits Enterprise (TTO in South Africa), interested in finding investment for SA hi-tech start-ups
Designer of the Capital Protection Plan (CPP), the only system proven to eliminate the cost of failure for entrepreneurs and investors.
Tea? Earl Grey please.