We work with people who solve real problems for our clients, partners and society. In the long run, compounding and sustainability
are powerful forces as applied to all matters financial and social. They are not only interdependent but also become indistinguishable.
Our view is global. Our partners build businesses which compete and participate in global structural growth trends.
Redefining the way we stay.
12Cape is a permanent capital vehicle which participates in the structural long term growth dynamics of the global travel and tourism sector. It invests in yield producing, prime real estate assets which it operates under the Latitude Aparthotel brand. Assets are held in a tax efficient vehicle to deliver an attractive risk-return profile for retail and institutional investors from South Africa and abroad.
Cape Town is a world class city and will participate in this growth. 12Cape is a registered Financial Services Provider, FSP48880.
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First, largest and fastest growing virtual ﬂeet in South Africa.
Linebooker is the first and largest online transportation platform in South Africa, and it is revolutionizing the industry. Its founding management team are industry experts. Venturen, alongside Gem Capital (a subsidiary of African Rainbow Capital) is a proud partner of Linebooker and also represented on its board.
“We continue to see exciting business and investment opportunities in Africa. These opportunities will increase significantly and create a competitive continental and global market with the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Area next year.
We are investing in a disruptive solution that is fundamentally changing the transport industry. This industry will never be the same and now offers a new system that provides great value to all players.” – Dr. Patrice Motsepe
Competing in the most beautiful natural settings of Africa.
Fitness and health is a global growth industry. The leading organiser of premier Swimrun adventure racing in the most beautiful natural settings of Africa. The founder management team are industry veterans.
As of November 2020, Torpedo Events will be presented by Outsurance, a leading South African insurer. Venturen is a proud partner of the Torpedo Swimrun alongside Faces, an investment holding company focused on sports & event ownership in South Africa.
Revolutionizing the food supply chain.
The Foodsupply Network (“FSN”) is an industry leading, high tech growth enterprise which is revolutionizing the food supply chain in South Africa and beyond. Its founder-management are true professionals who are trusted by industry. Venturen is a capital and strategic partner of FSN and a board participant alongside Naspers, who invested in FSN via their Naspers Foundry capability.
“Naspers Foundry invests in early stage and founder-led South African tech companies and we’re delighted to announce our backing of Food Supply Network. It’s the third investment we’ve made through Naspers Foundry and we’re excited to add a food-focused company to our growing portfolio.” – Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, CEO South Africa of Naspers
The first of a range of tech environments developed to allow domain specific knowledge transfer to those who require it across geographical and other jurisdictions.
Bandwithpro is an industry leading tech-enabled collaboration between leading musical artists in South Africa and beyond which facilitates knowledge sharing with students from across the world.
"I have dealt with many investors over the years and Venturen is by far one of the best! Their attention to detail, knowledge, execution and guidance is like no other. They form very much part of your business family ensuring you reach new heights, with a vast network in every industry, always putting you directly in front of the right decision maker."
- Stuart Hazell, Co-founder FoodSupplyNetwork
"Having Venturen as a partner brought value to Linebooker far outside the realm of the normal expectations of an investor partnership. Their “Think Bigger” approach, broad business network introduction and diligent support has propelled our growth trajectory. Regular interaction with the Venturen team has raised our internal expectations and standards to a different level."
- Nick Hoffman, Co-founder Linebooker
“After going on a year of partnership, we have been most impressed by the introductions that they have made, many of which have been instrumental in our growth. They have participated in our races, joined our strategy sessions and when asked been there as a friendly sounding board during the hair-raising life of our new business.”
- Richard McMartin, Co-founder Torpedo SwimRun
"They understand the nuances of working with music artists, have a determined vision and honest ambition to offer innovative solutions for a ravaged industry. And they are fun to work with!"
- Dr. Schalk van der Merwe, Founder Bandwithpro
We are patient and deliberate in our resource and capital allocation and rely on a sustainable framework to guide our decisions.
We do not compromise on the integrity of our Partners, People or Assets.
Participation in an industry with healthy long term dynamics is essential.
Within these industries, attractive market positioning and a relentless focus on durable competitive advantage.
We focus on attractive risk-reward dynamics with a reliable asset underpin or capital light scalability.
We employ our own capital and time first and we do not rely on leverage for value creation.
Established businesses and new ventures can hold long term potential
We have a clear strategic direction and a value centric approach to doing what we do, well. We are a trusted network of partners best described by our association with the executive teams, clients and investors in our portfolio companies, and their contribution to society. The partners at Venturen have extensive international experience in alternative and traditional asset classes ranging from private and public equity to private and public real estate, hedge funds, forex, venture capital and corporate finance advisory mandates in various sectors. For more information on the Venturen partners, see the executive director section of 12Cape.