Crowdfunding South Africa

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through the collective effort of friends, family, customers, and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of a large pool of individuals, primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms and leverages their networks for greater reach and exposure. Crowdfunders usually run online campaigns where you post your project or business idea, and monitor the income generated during the campaign. The crowdfunding company will either charge you a set fee for listing your funding request, or take a small percentage of the monies raised. Below is the list of crowdfunding platform available is South Africa:

Name of funder Description Website
Angel Investment Network The South African Investment Network connects entrepreneurs based in South Africa with Angel Investors both locally and internationally..
Jozi Angels Jumpstarter is a registered Non-Profit Organisation funding platform through creative projects for individuals, charities and businesses.
Livestock Wealth Crowdfarming™ is a simple way to help anyone buy & own real profit-earning assets, helping farmers grow and maintain assets until ready for market.
The People The People’s Fund is a purchase order crowdfunding platform for businesses that have orders with government and corporate and are looking for capital to deliver these orders. Our platform allows everyday people to participate in the growth of these talented entrepreneurs; whilst also making it easier for entrepreneurs to get access to funding.
Thundafund Thundafund is South Africa’s leading online Crowdfunding marketplace for creatives and innovators. Through Thundafund, entrepreneurs with their respective projects & ideas can raise capital and build a supportive crowd of backers through the process of crowdfunding.
Uprise Africa South Africa’s equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs and retail investors. In order to present a unique offering to Business Owners and Investors alike, Uprise.Africa sources exceptional businesses and assists Entrepreneurs in crafting their pitches. The platform allows Investors to invest capital into SA businesses in exchange for equity shares. Through extensive vetting, legal and compliance, Uprise.Africa will create a space that is credible, transparent and trustworthy. The platform enables trust to be built between Investors and Entrepreneurs and in doing so creates a supportive business ecosystem.
Venture Capital 4 Africa VC4A strengthens the global startup community by connecting entrepreneurs creating innovative and scalable businesses with the knowledge, network and funding they require to succeed.


For more funding options read: Government Funding and Small Business Finance