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Join us for a fireside chat with Philani Sangweni. Philani is Co-founder and managing partner of E4E, a venture capital fund aimed at helping South African entrepreneurs build internationally-successful companies and counting the likes of Bas Hochstenbach and Aisha Pandor among its founding partners. E4E, is backed by a founding investment from the SA SME Fund and has a first close of R135-million (US$8.1 million). Managing partner Sangweni believes it is set to make a major contribution to the development of the local tech space.
After studying accounting, Sangweni had stints at Accenture and Standard Bank before launching his first venture in 2007. After returning to Accenture between 2010 and 2014 he leapt back into the startup space by founding a technology consulting business, where he is currently a non-executive chairman. As well as this he also spent time as chief operating officer (COO) at education financial services business Fundi SA, which gave him an introduction to startup investing as part of the company’s innovation strategy.
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