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Vusi Thembekwayo

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 variouscategories.

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.

Vusi Thembekwayo
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