Savant’s sector agnostic incubation and venture capital arms help technology businesses from product development through to scale.
Alongside the founders, We delve into the pillars of successful technology businesses to build defendable robust, high-growth, investable startups.


Starting any business is the beginning of tough journey. Building your business with us means you have an experienced partner at your side. We help run faster by avoiding common pitfalls. We work with you to better convey, deliver and capture the value of your offering.

Investment Criteria

Management Team

We look for teams that are passionate, driven, and coachable.  Teams must be ready to work with advisors and/or a Board of Directors.

Sales Strategy

You have a plan to achieve widespread market penetration for the products and services. Determine if an internal direct sales team will be created or if external channel partners will be used.

Protected IP

Your intellectual property is protected and an exhaustive search has been performed to ensure no patents or trademarks, held by others, are infringed upon.

Target Customer

Your market segment is identified and it is proven there is a demonstrable and significant demand for the proposed solution.

Profit Potential

You can demonstrate how high gross margins and consistent cash flow growth will be achieved.

Market Size

The projected spending in the product category is large and growing.

Capital Needs

You have identified use of funds raised and how they will incrementally grow the business.  You know how much capital will be needed to breakeven.


Your potential competitors are identified, and there is an understanding of the company’s differentiation points.  True barriers to entry can help the company to maintain a competitive advantage.


You have developed reasonable financial projections – including an income statement, cash flow and balance sheet and supporting spreadsheets – based on logical and realistic assumptions.


You have proven the concept behind the product or technology.  This should be confirmed with data or by objective experts.  A comprehensive business plan has been developed to commercialize the technology.

Business Plan

You have developed a comprehensive business plan that articulates the key assumptions and strategies for how the venture will grow.

Exit Strategy

You have a clear exit strategy that will enable Angel investors to generate a return of at least ten times their initial investment.

Software Partners

Incubator and Funds


We offer hands-on support to early stage entrepreneurs. We help you to build business, prove concepts, raise funds and take your technology to the next level.
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Pre-Seed Fund

Our pre-seed funding targets pre-revenue South African hardware technology companies that are underpinned by locally developed science and engineering innovations.
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Seed+ Fund

Our Venture Fund invests at seed+ stages. We look at promising science and engineering-backed ventures with product-market fit. Our funding facilitates market entry and early scale.
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