Silvertree Capital builds businesses in Africa. We view and filter possible investments using three lenses:
- Does it match one of our target industry groupings?
- Where we hold less than full equity, is our role one where we can ensure successful execution?
- Does it have the features of business models which win?
Our investments are concentrated in four industries
Our investment clusters:
|E-commerce||Price comparison||Internet/mobile||Professional services|
|Launch proven models in new B2C or B2B e-commerce markets in South Africa and Africa||Give consumers quick and effective ways to find products and services at the best possible prices||Build and operate web applications, with global/Africa potential but local tailoring, and clear revenue models||Build internal capabilities into high-end professional service offerings at scale|
We invest in various roles, but require a role in which we drive and ensure successful execution
Our investment roles:
|Build ourselves||Identify business idea, build business case, hire founders and key staff, provide funding as required, and stay actively involved to secure success|
|Growth capital||Source ideas and entrepreneurs, refine business case, inject capital and talent, actively support to ensure success|