In the wake of high unemployment rates in South Africa, a new entrepreneurial spirit has risen. Many business-minded individuals who can't find jobs are creating their own. Many are pushing forward, beyond economic hardship, to brand their own ideas both locally and around the world. Even students are being taught to develop their skills and discover what value they can add to the marketplace. As a result, this new generation of entrepreneurs has sparked further innovation and drive among South Africans, as well as created more employment opportunities for the rest of the country.
Angel investors and venture capitalists around the world have taken note of this movement, and have started investing in the economic future of South Africa. Likewise, first-time business owners are attracted to angel investors. These private investors - who may be local, or from the UK, America, or other countries - are not only willing to take risks on brand new ventures, but they often provide their expertise and know-how on what it takes to succeed in both a local and global economy.
South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth - the founder of Linux distribution enterprise Ubuntu Project, and the first African to fund his own space mission - is one of the more familiar names among the country's investment community. But recently, a crop of young, lesser-known local entrepreneurs in variety of industries has seen substantial success, including the owners of a video game franchise, a fashion designer who works with previously disadvantaged artists, and the founder of an internet solutions company that provides computer services to rural provinces in South Africa. With a wide-open marketplace, serious entrepreneurs are beginning to carve their niche in the South African business world. The ability to connect with other investors and entrepreneurs online makes sites like the Angel Investment Network a great way to expand ones reach.
R5,000,000 Req R500,000 Min
I provide bridging finance on property transaction and only property transactions.
R300,000 Req R150,000 Min
This is a website directory for the smallest micro entrepreneurs based in the suburbs. Listings get a colour entry and a full page with photos and extended description. The site is open to the whole of South Africa
R600,000 Req R500 Min
The Parrot Sanctuary has been going for nearly eight years and has been registered as a non-profit Trust since August 2012. We have more than 100 parrots, smaller parakeets and farm birds as well as dogs, cats and a pig called Queenie!
R6,000,000 Req R250,000 Min
Kolwah Investments is a privately owned investment company specializing in exotic and rare game species, which offers our investors exceptional financial returns.
R20,000,000 Req R1,000,000 Min
The investment would primarily be for a Property & Piggery with 200 sows. The property we wish to pay back and have a partner in the Piggery. We wish to build a Church & rehabilitation centre with a training center on the same property.
R150,000 Req R30,000 Min
Provision of Solar power and off-grid power to homes and RDP houses, reduction of home appliances damage due to load shedding.