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Venture Debt funding for high growth scale-ups raising Series A and B rounds.


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 since 2010

Capital Raised
from Investors

Capital Deployed to
19 early stage businesses

Jobs Created


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

Vumela 4.0

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Vumela’s 3rd and 4th Funds are seeking majority black-owned businesses with turnover of less than R50m that operate in any corporate supply chain.

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