Creating African Success Stories, One Founder a Time.

We Help Revolutionary Founders Realise Their Vision.

Product-Market Fit

We prioritize companies with strong product-market fit to drive growth.

Powering Growth

DAV and its network, provide resources and guidance for sustained business growth.

Strategic Partnerships

We connect our portfolio companies with strategic partners to drive mutual success.

Increasing Valuations

We leverage our expertise and network to drive customer-led growth to increase the valuation of companies.
OUr Values
Our Approach to Investing.
About DAV
Helping Companies
Stand Out
Bold Moves,
Big Impact.
How We Work
with Our Companies
Honesty is the
Best Policy.
Collaboration is Key
Building Strong
Our Approach
Measurable Results.
Our Philosophy
Building Trust,
Not Prestige.

Invest in the Future of Africa's Startups.

We are passionate about supporting African startups that have the potential to make a real impact on the continent. We believe that no deserving founder, in spite of their background, should go unheard. To that end, representation and diversity are strategic imperatives in our thesis.

We offer our portfolio companies strategic guidance, access to networks and resources, and support in scaling and growing their businesses. Our unique approach to venture capital has helped us become a leading investor in Africa's emerging startup ecosystem. Join us on this exciting journey of growth and innovation!
OUr Team

Our Team of Experts


We have a vision to shape the future of startups in Africa

Thandeka Xaba

Managing Partner

Nonkululeko Komanyane

DAV I: General Partner & Portfolio Success

Scott Young

DAV II: Venture Partner

Molebogeng Mulaudzi

Executive Assistant


“...embracing one another's uniqueness." - Ola Joseph.

We believe that diversity is essential to building a strong and thriving startup ecosystem in Africa. By championing diversity, we aim to create a more equitable and representative ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders.

"... the sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - A. G Bell.

Focus is at the core of our approach to investing. We believe in identifying and investing in startups that have a clear and compelling vision, providing them with the resources and support they need to achieve their goals. We bring a laser-like focus to identifying and investing in the most promising opportunities.

Let's build your venture's unique story together.

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