Our Approach

90% of startups fail. That's an average. For those startups that are venture-backed, the failure rate is still in excess of 60%. How does ACCOventures further decrease that failure rate?

Our approach is to continuously accompany the startups we invest in until they are ready for a Series A funding round. By doing so:

  • we make sure no promising venture slows down or stalls for no good reason
  • we detect critical issues early enough to organise a pivot or an orderly exit

ACCOventures relies on a set of proprietary tools and methodologies to incubate, accelerate  and exit startup companies.

Our investments

ACCOventures invests at seed stage in South African startups that match the following criteria:

  • talented leadership
  • strong revenue potential in South Africa
  • tangible digital component

ACCOventures only invests in companies that fulfill the legal requirements to qualify as Investee companies for Venture Capital Companies, per SARS guidelines.

If you are interested in a potential investment into or alongside ACCOventures, contact us.

Meet the Team

Cecile Meintjes

Cecile Meintjes

Principal, ACCOventures
Director, OverseasAM & OMM

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Olivier Chas

Olivier Chas

Prinicipal, ACCOventures
Serial Entrepreneur

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Chris Smith BDO

Chris Smith

Principal, ACCOventures
Tax Director, BDO

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