We are Umkhathi Wethu

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We aim to build sustainable value by investing for the long-term.

UW is a multi-stage investor that provides growth and replacement capital across the equity-cycle. Its activities span from high-growth venture to mid-market private equity opportunities.

Private Equity

We invest selectively in a variety of private equity opportunities alongside management and trusted co-investors.

Venture Capital

We make early-stage and transformational investments in a wide variety of emerging companies with dynamic founding teams.


We have established strategic investment partnerships alongside like-minded general partners within our focus asset classes.

UW derives its philosophy from its name – “Umkhathi Wethu” is isiZulu for “Our Universe”. We believe in investing in and managing companies for the long term alongside management, co-investors and our institutional investment partners.