An innovative model that fills the gap in the SME funding ecosystem


We invest in much more than businesses, We invest in people


Supporting missing middle SMEs with access to finance for 10 years

Capital raised
from Investors

Capital deployed to
19 early stage businesses

Full time equivalent
jobs created in South Africa


Vumela has raised R588m across 3 separate funds from 2 investors and to date has made 21 investments through Fund 1, Fund 2 and Fund 3. A third fund has recently been raised and is seeking new investments

Vumela 1.0

Vumela 2.0

Vumela 3.0

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Vumela’s 3rd fund is seeking majority black-owned businesses with a turnover of less than R50m that operate in any corporate supply chain.

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