What we do

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