Global Startup Award
Hlayisani Capital wins African VC of the Year at the 2021/2022 Global Startup Awards.
Hlayisani Capital is proud to announce that it has been awarded two prestigious awards by the GLOBAL STARTUP AWARDS (GSA). The GSA is the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition with a mission to recognise and connect the future-shapers of the digital age from all around the globe.
Hlayisani Capital was awarded the AFRICAN VC OF THE YEAR, and the BEST VC IN THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGION 2021/22 at the inaugural GSA Africa Awards hosted in June 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
The GSA African Startup Awards crowned 12 African category winners from 7600 nominees, with 500 country winners and 60 regional winners across these. In the Venture Capital category there were 60 VC nominees with 5 regional winners and 1 African VC of the year.
The VC of the year award honours the Venture Capital Fund, which has created impressive financial results while bravely investing in innovative companies that positively impact the economy and the continent, while supporting them with resources other than purely financial.
Hlayisani Capital is proud to receive this award and is honoured to be recognised for our contribution and consistent effort in the entrepreneurial and venture capital ecosystem. We look forward to many more impactful years as entrepreneurial efforts, supported by funders such as VC’s are recognised for their key role in driving innovation and growth in an economy.