We are Jozi Angels
Investing in the next big thing.
We exist to make funding more accessible for early-stage startups and to develop this lucrative asset class for investors.
We are a community of investors, marrying syndicates to exceptional founders building game changing solutions.
We are bringing the startup culture to successful business people and corporate executives.
Jozi Angels began operating as an informal network in 2016. Our founder had been operating in the startup space for years prior to that.
We facilitate investments into startups that suit the investor’s professional background, while at the same time supporting South Africa’s emergent innovation economy.
Investments are equity linked, meaning it’s either for direct equity or an instrument that will convert into equity over time. We don’t extend credit through debt instruments nor do we provide mezzanine finance.
We target startups that have a strong differentiator and are scalable. Tech solutions tend to lend themselves to this, but we invest in non-tech businesses as well and are increasingly making international investments.
Aggregating resources and knowledge through a group, we are able to make larger investments and diversify risk. It also allows for more effective deal sourcing and screening. Apart from this, there are intangible benefits, such as camaraderie and goal sharing.