Media Release 9 July 2017 Sanari Capital (“Sanari”) is pleased to announce the conclusion of its control investment in leading geo-spatial data and solutions provider, Fernridge Solutions (“Fernridge”). The investment facilitates majority black ownership in the company and supports Fernridge’s growth and expansion strategy.  Fernridge founders and executive directors hold the remaining stake. Established in […]

Sanari Capital announces that it has concluded its investment in Sensor Networks, an Internet of Things (IoT) company that helps insurers and their customers to monitor and manage their risks. Sanari Capital (“Sanari”) announces that it has concluded its investment in Sensor Networks, a South African founded Internet of Things (IoT) company. Sanari Capital, a […]

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An Extract | Originally published by SAVCA: Three Decades: The Evolution of Private Equity in South Africa 2015 Emerging signs of success With limited resourcing, the SouthAfrican venture capital industry nevertheless has delivered numerous successes, each of which highlight the potential of this market. Samantha Pokroy, founder and CEO of Sanari Capital, refers to the […]

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25 February 2022 | Webber Wentzel Post Budget Speech Panel Discussion | What does the 2022 South Africa budget mean for you and your company? (webinar 1:15:14)

20 April 2021 | Business Day Live: Business Watch with Michael Avery | WATCH: Michael Avery and guests discuss private equity activity and how private equity will respond to the rising rates environment? (26:50)

9 July 2021 | sUAS News | LightWare launches world’s smallest lightest microLiDAR, gives machines eyes

20 April 2021 | Classic Business on Classic 1027 | Lego-sized LiDAR and the travails, toils and triumphs of emerging women-led fund managers (podcast 11:45)

16 April 2021 | MoneyWeb | Sanari Capital wins SAVCA award

25 August 2020 | TechCentral | Interview: SA’s LightWare LiDAR raises R25m for global expansion

18 August 2020 | Ventureburn | SA-owned LightWare receives $1.5-million investment

13 July 2020 | Business Day | Ease terms of the COVID-19 loan scheme, government urged

23 June 2020 | Business Day TV | WATCH: SA’s economy in the throes of fallout from the global crisis

01 April 2020 | Business Day TV | WATCH: How Covid-19 is changing how SMEs do business

24 Oct 2019 | Bloemfontein Courant | World-class facilities for Bloem school

23 Oct 2019 | Africa PE News App | Why we invested: Sanari Capital sees opportunity in South Africa’s education sector …Read more’ via @Africa_PE_News. Download free app on: [Preview]

18 Oct 2019 | Sanari Announcement | Sanari CEO receives special recognition award at Private Equity Africa Awards 2019

10 Oct 2019 | EIN Newsdesk | Private Equity Africa congratulates 2019 Awards Winners Sanari CEO receives Women Impact Award

8 Oct 2019 | SAVCA | SAVCA appoints two new board members amid industry growth Sanari CEO reappointed to SAVCA’s board along with Fulu Makwetla and Kabelo Moja

6 Oct 2019 | Africa Capital Digest | Sanari Capital takes significant minority stake in Edulife Sanari Capital makes its 5th deal – backs largest independent school business in South Africa’s Free State – EduLife.

4 Oct 2019 | Africa PE News App | DEAL OF THE WEEK: Sanari Capital has concluded a $1.8 million investment in South African education company Edulife Group, the largest independent school group in the Free State Province.

2 Oct 2019 | Classic FM with Michael Avery | Education feature: Sanari Capital invests in school group podcast

22 May 2019 | Disrupt Africa | SA IoT startup Sensor Networks provides smart home insurance solutions to Santam customers

1 May 2019 | Africa Global Funds | How the evolution of the African model for PE sector continues to attract Innovative Solutions?  [Preview]

14 May 2018 | IT Web | Local IOT start-up raises R13m funding

14 May 2018 | IT News Africa | Sensor Networks secures $1.2 million in series B funding

5 Dec 2017 | Knect365 | The art of investing in the lower mid-market

7 Jun 2017 | Venture Burn | Can 12J VC tax incentive create the jobs South Africa badly needs?

13 Mar 2017 | Venture Burn | 4 reasons your startup won’t get financing

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