About this Questionnaire...

Knife Capital is an independent growth equity investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction. By leveraging knowledge, networks & funding, we accelerate the international expansion of entrepreneurial businesses that achieved a product/market fit in a beachhead market. We have offices in Cape Town and London.

We invest via various funding sources and select the best vehicle to match the investment requirements.

Knife Capital Investment Criteria:
  • Investment size up to USD 5 million per opportunity
  • Knife Capital can syndicate deals and co-invest
  • Global reach but geographical preference: South Africa and UK
  • Post-revenue stage co's that require funding for growth/ expansion
  • Experienced management team/ dynamic entrepreneur with ability to execute
  • Strong product/ service offering
  • Competitive advantage/ Intellectual Property elements
  • Scalable business model
  • Large addressable market
  • Clearly defined realisation strategy
In South Africa we invest via KNF Ventures, an approved SARS section 12J Venture Capital Company (VCC) that offers significant tax incentives for SA investors. 

This pre-application contains 31 questions and takes less than 10 minutes to do on average.

Our team will assess the merits of funding applications and get back to you within 2 weeks.

All specific company information provided is kept in confidence. Knife Capital as well as KNF Ventures are licensed Financial Services Providers.

For more information please visit: www.knifecap.com or follow us on Twitter: @KnifeCap