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UCOOK and Silvertree Internet Holdings team up to bring gourmet home cooking to the African continent

To make cooking accessible and fun for all inspired home cooks across Africa, Cape Town e-food delivery service UCOOK has recently partnered with Africa’s leading internet platform, Silvertree Internet Holdings. The investment by Silvertree in UCOOK will aid in infrastructural development to meet expansion needs quickly and effectively. With customer base growth at 800% over […] Read more…

Pet Heaven accelerating growth through investment and partnership with Silvertree Internet Holdings

Rapidly-growing online pet food and accessory store Pet Heaven (www.petheaven.co.za) recently secured investment from Silvertree Internet Holdings, to further accelerate its growth throughout South Africa. The investment will see Silvertree providing expansion capital for Pet Heaven, as well as supporting Pet Heaven through synergies with other Silvertree e-commerce companies, such as Faithful to Nature and […] Read more…

Silvertree Music Video

Silvertree Internet Holdings brings you an inspirational mid-year boost! Dance moves: questionable, fun: priceless. Including: Silvertree Capital Human Value Sprout Performance We are Monsters Cybercellar WineCo Pricecheck Compare Guru

Ringier and Silvertree buy DealDey and form Ringier Africa Deals Group

Lagos, Nigeria March 23, 2016 Ringier Africa Deals Group, a newly-founded joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings (Pty) Ltd, today announces it has acquired one of Nigeria’s biggest online shopping platforms, DealDey. The acquisition represents an expansion of Ringier Africa’s portfolio beyond publishing and digital marketing in Nigeria […] Read more…

Silvertree and Kevin Tucker Acquire Naspers’ PriceCheck

Cape Town, Wednesday 4 November 2015 – S​ilvertree I​nternet Holdings and Kevin Tucker have acquired PriceCheck, a leading online price comparison platform, from global media giant, Naspers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, signed this week, sees Tucker reacquire the company he started in 2006, having sold it to Naspers in 2010. Now in its […] Read more…

Media Coverage Q3

Financial Mail – http://www.financialmail.co.za/features/2015/10/08/online-shopbots-finding-the-right-fit Disrupt Africa – http://disrupt-africa.com/2015/09/meet-the-investor-paul-cook-silvertree-capital/ How We Made it in Africa – http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/south-african-comparison-site-on-adapting-its-strategy-to-kenya-and-nigeria/51659/ Venture Burn – http://ventureburn.com/2015/09/monsters-web-agency-join-silvertrees-high-growth-portfolio/

We Are Monsters secures investment, partnership with Silvertree Internet Holdings

Cape Town, 2015 – We Are Monsters (WAM), the newly-founded web and mobile development agency, will be entering a partnership with tech investor Silvertree Internet Holdings to help build the next frontier of tech and digital business across Africa. We Are Monsters will be Silvertree’s preferred web and mobile development provider for their portfolio, and […] Read more…

Silvertree invests over R20m in first seven months of 2015

Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings has invested over R20m in existing and new consumer-focused technology companies in the first seven months of 2015, and has enjoyed month-on-month revenue growth of over 10% across the portfolio in 2015, and as much as 40% monthly for some ventures. Silvertree investments included over […] Read more…

The comparison website Click n Compare is taking Africa by storm

Cape Town, South Africa – Click n Compare, a South African focused comparison website is expanding their outreach after a very successful year with a strong month on month growth of 40%. Alongside the South African success of the brand comes now their expansion into both Nigeria and Kenya. Established in 2013, Click n Compare […] Read more…

Silvertree Capital on overcoming the Africa start-up ecosystems’ key broken links – No exits and hard to get funding

Silvertree invests in organic e-commerce retailer Faithful to Nature

Cape Town, South Africa – Faithful to Nature (www.faithful-to-nature.co.za) has teamed up with venture builder Silvertree Capital (www.silvertree-capital.com) to further accelerate growth and reach customers through additional channels. Faithful to Nature brings natural, organic and high quality products to South African consumers, through convenient online shopping at great prices with to-your-door delivery. In a deal valued […] Read more…

5 reasons why retailers struggle to move online

According to Peter Allerstorfer (Silvertree Capital) The internet has proven a dynamic tool for stimulating economic growth in developing countries. This has been proven by a World Bank report stating that a 10% increase in broadband has correlated to a 1.38% in GDP growth1. This further explains why investors are a-buzz over countries like Kenya […] Read more…

Click n Compare: the Place to Buy Broadband & Lots More

Click n Compare, a South African-based comparison Website has been a player in the online industry for just over a year now. Having previously worked to build Zando.co.za (South Africa’s leading online fashion store) from the ground to where it is today, in just a couple of years, the founders decided to create a company, […] Read more…

Q&A With David From www.CyberCellar.com

“It is during failure that you learn about business.” – David Muller If you’re an avid wine-drinker and internet-browser, no doubt you would have come across the popular e-commerce store, www.CyberCellar.com. In the business of selling liquor – mainly wine – online, this Website is growing from strength to strength and boasts the title of […] Read more…

Silvertree Capital: Transforming Start-Ups in Africa

Introducing Silvertree Capital It is the age of entrepreneurship, and being stationed in the third-world dynamics of Africa seems to make no difference at all. In fact, Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurship, i.e., small teams building businesses from scratch, securing investment over one or more rounds, and using the Internet or mobile technology to deliver services, is […] Read more…

Predictions for the next 10, 20, 30 years

The New Year is a good time for reflection. Here are some of my predictions for the next few decades — a longer-than-usual timeline! Meanwhile, we’ll get back to our day jobs of changing the landscape of consumer-facing Internet business in Africa! – Paul Cook 2025 (10 years time) Physical signatures on paper will start […] Read more…

Approaches to supporting entrepreneurs in Africa

This post is based on ideas developed for a class for the MIT Sloan Global Entrepreneurship course. Thanks to the staff and students at Sloan for some fantastic conversations. Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurship is growing rapidly across Africa, as evidenced by the exploding numbers of incubators, co-working spaces and similar across the continent. Despite this, there […] Read more…

Cybercellar signs venture capital deal with Silvertree Capital

Cape Town, Friday, 29 November 2013: In the run-up to the festive season, South Africa’s biggest online wine retailer, Cybercellar.com, has announced a deal with business builder and venture capital investor Silvertree Capital, which has acquired a 24% stake in the business. This investment will enable the 15-year-old online wine merchant to penetrate the hugely […] Read more…

Zando’s Peter Allerstorfer Joins Silvertree Capital

Silvertree Capital, South African-based business builder and venture capital investor, has recently announced that Zando co-founder and former Managing Director Peter Allerstorfer will be joining the company. Allerstorfer announced his resignation from the online fashion retailer earlier this year as he will be leaving to join former Zando co-founder and Managing Director Manuel Koser and […] Read more…