The core Savant team is comprised of two experienced and entrepreneurial minds. Nick Allen (BSc Eng, MBA) and Francois Malan (BEng, MBA) have over 20 years of combined hands-on technology commercialisation and incubation experience.
Since taking on our first incubation client in 2007, Savant has worked with 10 early stage technology projects, raising a total of R 85 million for these projects. Of these, only one has not progressed from the R&D stage (due to lack of technical progress). The remaining projects are either successful companies, selling products on the local and international markets, or companies that are in the commercialisation phase.