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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Building bold ideas

We are a venture builder, we co-create the technology businesses of tomorrow alongside other companies and entrepreneurs.

We search for defendable niches and either build out opportunities ourselves or partner with other world-leading organisations to ensure success. 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

Building a start up is hard, it requires industry experts.
Meet the team turning great ideas into profitable companies:

Daniel Guasco

Co – Founder & CEO

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

Co – Founder & CEO

Wayne is the Founder and driving force behind Hyperli, he is driven by entrepreneurship, technology and people. He lives for change, a fast pace and realizing opportunity. Wayne thrives on challenges and getting things done. He is a strong advocate of lean start-ups, with a quick build from concept to execution based on experience, talent and insight.

He believes in the lean start-up methodology and exit-centric focus, from when He started and sold his first business in university, to selling Twangoo to Groupon in 125 days and becoming their South African CEO. Wayne has strengths in systems, processes and execution. He has an intense interest in what makes businesses thrive and is motivated by the opportunities that technology represents, particularly in Africa.

Kobus Fourie

Head of Finance

Kobus is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with a demonstrated history of working as a financial manager in a start-up environment. He provides comprehensive and valuable advice to companies he works with to seamlessly create structure. He believes a strong finance function can provide insight and data to all departments to make better decisions to grow a company together. Kobus enjoys problem solving, financial analysis and mentoring other people

Celeste Vorster

Head of Talent

Celeste is an experienced talent manager having worked both national and international recruitment. Her core focus has been to partner with companies to build successful teams and building company culture. After having worked with many different businesses she decided to become more specialized where she is able to build and shape a company’s greatest assets its culture and people.

Jaime Lilford

Head of Legal

Jaime is an admitted attorney, notary public and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa. She obtained BA (Law) and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch University in 2013 and 2015 respectively. After graduating from Stellenbosch University, Jaime completed her articles of clerkship at an established law firm situated in the Western Cape, being Minde Schapiro & Smith. Whilst at Minde Schapiro & Smith, she gained experience in a wide range of legal fields, including experience in commercial law, civil litigation, and family law.

William Chin

Entrepreneur in Residence

William is a classically trained musician with a music performance undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree in Entrepreneurship and Management from the University of Cape Town. He has a passion for all things technology related and enjoys helping businesses grow.

Kornel Steyn

Head of Technology

Kornel has a passion for people and helping teams work effectively. He enjoys building distributed systems and using technology to solve business problems, seeing the whole rather than just parts of the problem. He has history in building teams and products in a start up environment and has run and built large scale cloud applications.

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