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Venture Capital and Early Stage Investing

Venture capital and early stage investing is a well-established industry and asset class in developed markets.

In South Africa, it is relatively new and there are common misperceptions. We all know the success stories of Uber, Airbnb and other technology start-ups that have rapidly changed industries globally. Join us to find out about some of the local stories and potential future areas of growth.

In this forum, local investors in this space will be presenting a useful introduction and outline explaining venture capital, its context and opportunities in South Africa and the fundamentals as an accessible alternative asset class.


Presented by Ian Lessem and Grant Rock, founding partners of HAVAÍC, a Cape-Town based Venture Capital and advisory firm that specialises in early-stage, high-growth African businesses. The company also provides corporate advisory and capital raising services to emerging, internationally scalable businesses.

Additional Info:

Registration: 17:45


Ends: 19:30

A light supper will be served after the event.

Want to attend but can't afford to? email for one of the limited free seats available.

Please note: GIBS forums are filmed for further distribution to City Press and BDTV.

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