Friday, November 10, 2006

Top10 SA venture finance sources - Media

This weeks funding sources focus on the media industry in South Africa. As always, .
many of these will be hard work and it may be tough to get your foot in the door and as always it will be worth it once your venture starts producing the results. Please contact me should you need any support with this - Best of luck.

Bridging Finance Scheme (from IDC)
Bridging Finance is aimed at entrepreneurs who have secured firm contracts - except for construction. Development Agency, Financial Institution
PO Box 784055,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146
19 Fredman Drive,Sandown,Johannesburg,2196
Mr A Malinga
011-269 3869

Archway Technology (IDC)
The main objective of the wholesale venture capital fund is to act as a catalyst in development of the technology sector through the provision of finance.
Private Equity Company
PO Box 784055,Sandton,Johannesburg,2146
19 Fredman Drive,Sandown,Johannesburg,2196
Ms J Matlala
011-269 3000

Africa and NEPAD Programme (from DTI)
The Africa and NEPAD Programme focuses on supporting the realization of NEPAD and the development of SADC Government
Private Bag X84,Pretoria,0001
0861-84 3384

AMB Private Equity Partners
AMB Partners business include traditional private equity, leveraged transactions and equity finance. Private Equity Company
PO Box 786833,Sandton,Johannesburg,
2146 The Forum, Maude Street, Sandton,Johannesburg
Mr Z Lusengo
011-303 2900

Venture Capital Managers
This fund focuses on manufacturing and technology industries.
Private Equity Company
Block F, Hurlingham Office Park, Woodlands Avenue,Hurlingham,Johannesburg
Mr N Charlton
011-787 0252

Zephyr Africa
Funding for most development stages, except seed and start-up
Private Equity Company
P.O.Box 55955, Northlands, 2116
1st Floor Unihold House, 22 Hurlingham Road,Illovo,Johannesburg
Mr M Jennings
011-268 6911

Sterling Capital
A Cape Town based private equity firm
Private Equity Company
P O Box 4299,Tyger Valley,Cape Town,7536
Sterling Place,86 Edward Street,Bellville, Cape Town
Mr D Mulder
021-910 2626

Standard Scheme, Khula
The purpose of the individual guarantee scheme is to enable entrepreneurs to access funding from a participating bank or other financial institution.
Development Agency
PO Box 4197,Rivonia,Johannesburg,2128
Mellis Park, Bradenham Hall 7 Mellis Road,Rivonia,Johannesburg,2128
Ms S Morekhure
011-807 8464

Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund
This fund excludes the gambling, tobacco, liquor and defence industries Private Equity Company
PO Box 2241,Saxonwold,Johannesburg,2132 1st Floor,
32 Fricker Road,Illovo,Johannesburg,2196
Mr R Kelley
011-283 1630

SA Diaspora Network
A network of SA professionals working/living abroad, assisting in economic growth and development in SA Other
Graduate School of Business University of Cape Town Private Bag,Rondebosch,7701
Graduate School of Business Breakwater Campus Portswood Road,Greenpoint,Cape
Dr M Herrington
021-406 1423


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