Making Business Sense of Technology

Savant is a commercially-focused hardware technology incubator that provides bespoke business development support.
Savant partners with highly skilled science and technology inventors for their start-up growth journey.

Savant is a commercially-focused hardware technology incubator that provides bespoke business development support. Savant partners with highly skilled science and technology inventors for their start-up growth journey.

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2683

Million ZAR In Revenue

146

Million ZAR Raised

90

Survival Rate

215

Local Jobs Created

Savant brings unrivalled technology commercialisation know-how and experience to the South African start-up landscape. Savant offers bespoke commercialisation support to hardware technology inventors through long term, risk-based partnerships. Inventors stand to gain a streamlined journey from minimum viable product development to early market traction, both locally and internationally. Investors stand to gain early access to a pipeline of professionally de-risked technology companies to invest in.

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Ventures

Savant typically partners with early stage ventures if it sees the value in the venture’s prospects, inventor capabilities and potential commercial product offering. While Savant may have multiple stages to its approach, some may inventors partner with Savant further along the business life cycle than others. Savant systematically de-risks these partnered ventures and gets them ready for commercialisation and investment.

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Approach

Savant in the News

Savant Jonga Systems Disrupt Africa device profiles and app
Jonga

Savant invests in Jonga

South African security start-up Jonga Systems has secured a seed funding round from the Savant Venture Fund to implement its go-to-market strategy.Founded in 2016 by…
Savant Smartblade Caroline Corbett featured women founder tech start-up
SmartBlade

SA’s woman-founded, VC-backed tech start-up

There may be no clear data on the number of venture capital (VC) and angel investment that has gone to SA tech start-ups with women…
Savant Venture Fund 702 The Money Show Bruce Whitfield Nick Allen
Savant

Savant on 702’s The Money Show

Savant Venture Fund CEO Nick Allen gets interviewed by Bruce Whitfield on 702’s The Money Show. The show and podcast brings listeners the best of…

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