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March 25, 2019

Cape Town-based VC firm Knife Capital has joined forces with the SA SME Fund and Deloitte to launch its Grindstone Accelerator programme in Johannesburg, aimed at startups ready to take their businesses to the next level. Read More... 

March 23, 2018

Cape Town-based machine learning startup DataProphet, which develops and implements product development solutions to a wide range of industries, has now received a multi-million dollar funding round from Knife Capital to accelerate its global expansi...

November 20, 2017

Venture capital firm Knife Capital has expanded into London after introducing UK-based Draper-Gain Investments as a strategic investor. The firm’s team recently effected a management buyout from JSE-listed African Dawn Capital. Read more

 

 

November 20, 2017

Knife Capital has secured its first European investment by participating in a R22m funding round by Stockholm-based Mobile and Sensory Technology (MOST). The Cape-based venture capital firm is investing alongside some of Europe’s most successful new...

February 9, 2017

FlightScope, the global developer of 3D Doppler ball-tracking radar for sports, has bought out its venture capital partner. FlightScope was originally founded by radar engineer Henri Johnson in 1989 to develop systems that measure projectiles for the...

January 10, 2017

2016 was the year where fake news was real and real news was fake. We endured motions of no confidence, the Saxonwold Shebeen, inverted Springbok rugby records, sticky Board members, rogue units, rogue presidents, Trump cards, prophets of doom, doome...

October 27, 2016

Renowned South African venture capital (VC) firm Knife Capital has launched a new investment fund called KNF Ventures. With a rather generous target of R100-million, the fund will invest in innovation-driven startups by providing tax incentives and h...

October 15, 2015

On a continent where exits are few and far between, to see a portfolio company acquired is quite a validation for any African VC firm. For South Africa's Knife Capital, it is evidence its core focus on scale-ups rather than startups is working... Rea...

February 17, 2015

South African growth equity investment firm Knife Capital is proud of its achievements so far but says it does not set itself apart from other venture capital (VC) companies as all future successes are interlinked... Read More

January 15, 2015

With the news breaking yesterday that Garmin acquired South African radar startup iKubu, the excitement in SiliconCape can almost be touched. ... Read More

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