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Maverick and leadership genius – serial entrepreneur, investor and self-made millionaire.

Vusi’s business pedigree is unrivalled, as evident from client testimonials, his successful investment track record, numerous awards and various board appointments.

He is one of most influential investors on the African continent. At 25, Vusi ran a R400 million division at a renowned multinational and went on to be one of the youngest directors of a JSE listed company. He became famous as a dragon investor on the popular Dragon’s Den African edition in 2014.

Vusi is a General Partner of Watermark Afrika Capital, a Middle Eastern-based corporate finance and advisory firm that is trusted by UAE based clients to help them discover opportunities & invest in Sub-Saharan Africa. To date, Watermark has facilitated transactions in retail, manufacturing, commodities trading, fintech, banking & healthcare.

He is also the Chairman of Africa Growth Partners, an infrastructure-focused private equity firm with assets in water, energy, road and social infrastructure.

In addition, Vusi is the founder and CEO of MyGrowthFund Venture Partners, an award-winning community-centric venture capital firm and business accelerator.

As a serial global entrepreneur, venture capitalist and business mogul, Vusi is also an investor in Africa’s premier emerging technology accelerator Lion Cage as well as being the founder, CEO and shareholder of private equity firm VUKA Capital, which manages a series of private equity funds across various
categories.

An avid philanthropist, renowned international business speaker and best-selling author with speaking engagements across the globe, Vusi is arguably the most recognisable face and voice of venture capital across Africa.

Board membership

Vusi is not only highly experienced within Africa but has also spread his wings across the globe. He is a shareholder and board member of Squared Financial, a Luxembourg-based Fintech that operates across traditional and alternative asset classes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He is a board member of the largest start-up accelerator in East Africa, The Innovation Village, which is funded by VISA and Mastercard. In addition, Vusi is a board member of Silicon Cape, Africa’s technology hub in Cape Town – an aggregator of all technology startups that operate in AI, machine learning, robotics and deep tech.

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RECENT AWARDS

As An Entrepreneur & Business Mogul

Titan of Africa Business Leaders Dubai

GQ Men South Africa, Business Leader of the year

MyGrowthFund, winner, Best Impact Investment Firm in Africa, at the Worldwide Finance Awards in London (for two consecutive years, 2020 & 2021)