This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based Impact Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Impact Investment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top South Africa Impact Investment Companies
Montsi Investments is an entrepreneurial and innovative family investment company with diverse business interests. The company’s objective is to partner well-run, profitable, and strong cash-flow businesses in which the company can add value.
Montsi Investments was founded on 1990 and is headquartered in Cape town, South Africa.. .
Gauteng Growth & Development Agency
The Gauteng Growth & Development Agency (GGDA) came into existence on the 01st June 2012, as part of the reconfiguration of Gauteng provincial agencies. The Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA) and Blue IQ Investment Holdings have merged to form the Gauteng Growth & Development Agency.
The GGDA’s key purpose is to maximise the effect of developing the economy of Gauteng, through support growth of the cooperatives economy, facilitation of trade and investment and increased strategic economic infrastructure.. .
Peniel Impact is a startup designing an on-demand principles-based impact investment platform that brings exponential technologies for impact from around the world directly to your desktop. The company’s platform lists impact technologies in a menu format for users to order from, enabling users to order trusted solutions with speed and convenience.
Our future plan is a use case focused platform, where users can guide the system by listing the business challenges they are hoping to solve, the platform will then use decision trees to allocate the most appropriate exponential technology solution.. .
Matasis was co-founded by Manne Dipico and Zahid Faqui-Dawood, as a BEE investment vehicle aimed at meaningful participation in the South African economy. Ownership of Matasis was then expanded to include other Broad-Based Black investors.
It invests, structures and raises funding for management and leveraged buy outs, as well as strategic Black Economic Empowerment transactions Since inception, It has participated in a number of key transactions, principally in the Natural Resources and Allied Industries. Matasis’ investment strategy is to seek out successful investee companies where; it can add significant value through direct involvement, the rationale for the partnership is rooted in a genuine embrace of the transformation agenda, and the target company primarily, but not exclusively, operates in BEE sensitive markets..
NuttyOak Capital invests in startups and established businesses that require growth capital. We believe in being fast-moving investment partners and seek out entrepreneurs who can create immediate and tangible commercial value.
We seek out entrepreneurs who write their own playbooks and offer them access to cash as well as extra support and expertise to help scale their businesses. We leverage our constantly growing network and play an active role in every business that is part of the NuttyOak portfolio..
Uni-Africa Holdings Ltd was formed in May 1998 primarily in response to a challenge made to the Congress of Business and Economics (CBE, established in 1985) to partner with other empowerment organisations. Uni-Africa Investment Holdings was also formed with the view of seeking Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) opportunities that were arising through the process of the ongoing restructuring of the South African economy since 1994.
The CBE continues to be a member of the Black Business Council and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), which forms part of numerous structures that advise the President and the Presidential Office on economic transformation issues. Uni-Africa Investment Holdings has emerged as a commercial entity that has a completely autonomous structure..
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