01 / DATA
Data is the new energy (we believe oil and gas is a thing of the past)! Our approach is built on the foundation of all good ideas must be validated with data, and all corresponding business actions should be data driven.
02 / SOFTWARE
Data is must more valuable when incorporated in software, and truly actionable insights can only be visualised and interactive through the power of software. SaaS with its annual recurring revenue model, is the cornerstone of our investment strategy.
03 / PEOPLE
Without the right people, good ideas and software code will end up in the startup graveyard. Our simple people rule is invest in good people, and hire smarter, faster, and agile talent. Culture will always eat strategy for breakfast!
Ryan our Chief Entrepreneur Officer, was lucky to meet Thomas our Chief Investment Officer in the mid 2000's.
Together they built a sports data analytics business in Africa, and Australasia which was eventually rolled up into a wider group of companies and sold to USA Private Equity firm. Ryan's first 'real job' became running the new companies international business from London.
After gaining a on the job executive MBA in SaaS, Ryan left and joined Thomas again on the next adventure ...... and Getihu was born.
Getihu comes from the Chinese word for ‘single entity’, and is a word that has is commonly used for technology entrepreneurs.
Our vision is to create a developing world innovation hub across Cape Town, London and Lyon, providing a home for inspirational entrepreneurs, big thinkers, and people who want to change the world in their lifetime.
Above the door it reads "The cowards never left, the weak died along the way, and that left us”
Getihu is involved in helping innovative early stage startups reach their full potential. Our expertise is forged in years of entrepreneurship across the globe with many failures and some successes.
Our investment is more than just financial. We commit to working with our portfolio companies as executive team members and advisory partners, putting our full support and resources behind global expansion.
Contact us to learn more about our investment strategy and how you can qualify.