Team Africa Ventures

We invest time, expertise and money into talented and passionate founders to create sustainable and valuable technology driven businesses.
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About Us

Team Africa Ventures is the early stage investment fund and company builder run by entrepreneurs. We invest time, expertise and money into talented and passionate founders to create sustainable and valuable technology driven businesses.

At Team Africa Ventures, we enable startups, fuel the ambitions of their entrepreneurs, and help them grow as people as they look to change the world. We measure the result of our efforts not just by the multiples we aim to return, but by the pride we take in what these companies build.

Our Team

With more than 30 years of combined experience in the entrepreneurial space with over 30 successful startups to date, our experience spans across various industries which include:

Financial Services

Retail

E-Commerce

Telecommunications

Media

Daniel Guasco

Daniel is the founder and guiding force behind Click2Sure. He is a successful serial e-commerce entrepreneur and has been instrumental in growing the e-commerce industry in South Africa. He co-founded Groupon South Africa in 2010 and developed it into one of Africa’s leading e-commerce companies.

He has won numerous awards, including the U-Start Africa Top e-Commerce Website Award (2011 and 2012), and in 2015 was recognised as having made the biggest impact on e-commerce in Africa. He holds an MBA from London Business School and has completed a variety of professional courses including, more recently, the Singularity University Executive Management programme.

Wayne Gosling

Entrepreneurship, technology and people drive me. I live for change, a fast pace and realising opportunity. I thrive on challenges and getting things done. I’m a strong advocate of lean start-ups, with a quick build from concept to execution based on experience, talent and insight.

The lean start-up methodology and exit-centric focus have always served me, from when I started and sold my first business in university, to selling Twangoo to Groupon in 125 days and becoming their South African CEO. I have strengths in systems, processes and execution. I have an intense interest in what makes businesses thrive and am motivated by the opportunities that technology represents, particularly in Africa.

Who We Invest In

We believe that startups that live and breath the following traits are bound for success,
and as such we look to partner with them:

Agility

Stealth and speed will usually help beat large companies.

Exceptional Teams
All team members are the smartest or most clever in their domain. They have a AAA founder leading a AAA team.

Large Markets

Looking to solve problems in existing markets poised for rapid growth or change.

Clarity of purpose

Are able to summarize the company’s business in 30 seconds.

Frugality

Ability to find the secret to scale before

Think Differently

Constantly challenge conventional wisdom. Create novel solutions and outwit the competition.

Focus

Customers will only buy a simple product with a singular value proposition.

Culture Driven Leaders

Emotional maturity, authenticity, and a strong character are all essential if leadership in a company is to be effective.

Partner Companies

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