Cape Town Startups List

Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Cape Town.

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Lungisa Matshoba

Founder Yoco, @yeigo-communications-telfree • Studied at @university-of-cape-town

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Richard Walton


Founder of Buggl, GVI + a few others, travel entrepreneur, international travel expert. Strong International management experience of global teams

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Joe Botha

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.

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Armand Du Plessis

CTO @hornet. Entrepreneur. Ruby-on-Rails. Mobile.

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Anthony Cohen

Founder of, Founder @primall-media turnover of 100million sold to Primedia Ltd. Founder of @shambhala Holistic center.

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Faheem Kajee

Founder @pashash • Equity Analyst (global tech) @sanlam, Chief Analyst @world-of-avatar • Studied at @university-of-cape-town • Goldman Sachs Top Student Leader

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Darin Morris

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

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Rahul Jain

Founder @peach-payments

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Eran Eyal


CEO / Founder @springleap; CoFounder evly (acquired); Designed 16 mobile phones (acquired); M&G Top 200 South Africans; Old Mutual top 36 Entrepreneurs

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Martin Diessner


Founder of Flip Media (acquired by HSBC and then Publicis Groupe). My heart beats for serious entrepreneurship, my family, action sports and early retirement

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Joana Picq


Civil Engineer turned tech entrepreneur. Brazilian in Chief @jampp, startup mentor across EU, Brazil, US and SA. Biz Dev background (@microsoft, across EMEA).

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Robert Elliott

Founder @graphflow, @calibreapps • Worked at @maitland-group, @business-systems-group • BBusSci Information Systems (Hons) at @university-of-cape-town

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Justin R. Melville

Delivered by a doctor in a tuxedo. Designer. Futurist. Creative Director (@healthq). Founder (@airborne). Co-founder (The @rubiks-room). Chicken wings.

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Sam Gichuru


CEO @ Nairobi Accelerator Entrepreneur & Early Stage Investor

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John Fearon


Founder of JF2 is an early stage investor and incubator of Finance, Mobile, digital marketplaces and SaaS startups.

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Mark Forrester


Co-Founder of WooThemes. Designer.

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Nick Pentreath

Founder @graphflow. Previously VP Data Science @mxit, Research Scientist @cognitive-match. Sales @goldman-sachs. MSc Machine Learning @university-college-london

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Liad Levinson

Experienced Attorney, Legal Consultant, and Visionary Entrepreneur and Investor. Business, Technology, and Common Sense Acumen. Columbia JD. UCL LLB.

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Jesse Green

Founder of @perk | Founded and sold @ubuntudeal-co-za | Entrepreneur

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Tobias Harttung

MD of Meltwater Buzz Silicon Valley / food lover & music freak / entrepreneurship / dog owner / Tweets are on my own

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Thabo Jakavula

Founder @pelfind • Studied at @university-of-cape-town

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Chris Nyenhuis

Co-Founder of @eyesonfreight . 6 yrs experience in logistics & international business development • Studied at @university-of-missouri Political Science and Business background

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Sascha Boerger

Manager in IT development, Certified Scrum Product Owner & Scrum Master, Google Glass Evangelist, worked at @deutsche-telekom, @axel-springer, ...

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Geir Tellefsen


Founder of Rosendal Winery (RSA) | co-founder of Doorway AS (NO), eAccount (NO) and Protech Consulting (NO)

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Thato Mashigo

Founder @frayme • Worked at @credit-suisse • Studied at @university-of-cape-town, @rhodes-university

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Caroline Knight

Founder of Billion Dollar Boy. Associate Editor of Glitterazi, freelance writer & social media enthusiast. Previous experience as research analyst in shipping.

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De Bruyn Joubert

New Developments at MicroZone

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Richard Weeden

Architect & CEO of @mydorpie. Background in retail advertising. Run successful businesses in tech, hospitality & travel. Lived in London, San Francisco & Sydney.

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Richard Oakley

Media + Tech.

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Wolfgang von Loeper

Founder MySmartFarm, Farmer, 2nd startup @wedderwill-wine-estate (GM), 1st startup student consult @zeppelin-university(BBA), winner of German Business Cup 2002

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Jacques Struwig


Founder Neutral Gravity

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Mark Nlaani - MCP, MCTS, MCPD, MBCS

Accomplished Start-up Advisor

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Trevor Ray

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.

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Zane O'Donnell

Founder @youme-co • Studied at @university-of-cape-town

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James Taylor

Director of Photography and Co-Founder at Fancam

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Bernard O'Flynn

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

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Steve Song

Founder at Village Telco Limited

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Courtney Scully

Starting a new social media venture. Getting ready fo a revolution • Studied at @university-of-cape-town

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Chris Edington

Founder of @get-green-hosting, @virtual-architects and Cape Town Alive.

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Scott Hadfield

Founder @helloprettysa, S.Africa's largest design marketplace. Can communicate w/ people & programmers. Director of Dev @NowPublic. Drupal, security & code

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carlos sanches ruivo

Founder and Operational Director @lx21-sa previously Corporate Key Account Manager and IT Department Manager at TDF (France, Europe) Reims Management School MBA

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Cindy Marunda

Captivating & Cosmopolitan.Refined Lifestyle Designer with an enthralling desire to explore.

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David Sevenoaks

Strong technology, sales and business background. Formerly: Head of Online Media at Atalink, Director Product Management at @gypsii.

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David Green

Doctor and serial entrepreneur, founded, amongst others, SIMpiil for real-time medication compliance monitoring (

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Ria Verhoef

Owner at New Horizons Computer Learning Center Cape Town

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Yves Van den Meerssche

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.

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Establishing a host of friends and creating biz whereby we add value relating to our needs and evolving as a community.

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Leandra Aytch

Worked at @radisson

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Shaun Lindbergh

Designer of the Capital Protection Plan (CPP), the only system proven to eliminate the cost of failure for entrepreneurs and investors.

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Ryan Peel

Founder at Yeah • Worked at Web Africa, iProspect South Africa

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Schalk Burger

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Roger Wynne-Dyke

Founder of @the-expedition-project. South African Tourism Award Winner 2010 for

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Hamza Gangat

Founder and Product Visionary at Noozik. Product and feature designer of the Noozik Platform.

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Gus Van Der Spek

Worked at @airborne

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Aleks Blumentals

growth services @katalyst | pre-incubation | Social entrepreneur@siriti.

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