Bridging the enterprise & supplier development divides

At Edge Growth, we close the gaps between Enterprise Development, Supplier Development and Preferential Procurement

Our unique approach connects business strategy and SME development, commercial leadership and good corporate citizenship, ESD investment and socio-economic impact, B-BBEE points and the bottom line.

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Our Services

Strategy & Advisory

  • ED, SD and PP pillar analysis
  • Strategy review and formulation
  • Operating model design
  • Core business and ESD integration
  • Programme design and implementation readiness
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SME Growth Support

  • Customised support for SMEs
  • Integration into corporate procurement process
  • Generalist and specialist support
  • Immediate priorities balanced with holistic long-term approach
  • Access to market and funding
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Fund Management

  • Fund set-up including legal entity, governance structure, investment mandate
  • Sourcing, screening and feasibility of applications
  • Due diligence and development of relevant structures
  • Execution of transaction
  • Post-investment business support
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Programme Management

  • Programme set-up and initiation
  • Programme management and execution
  • Programme monitoring, reporting and evaluation
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Our vision

Job creation - it’s what we live for.

It’s not only what inspires us, but what we aggressively pursue and measure ourselves against every day. Dissatisfied with the status quo, unyielding in our desire to leave South Africa better off for our contribution to its transformation, Edge Growth is a small but significant instrument of change in our country.
“The key task is to increase the number of businesses that survive the first few years of establishment and progress to growth and expansion, thus contributing the higher levels of job creation.” - The DTI

Relevant reads

Vumela Funds Giraffe – Changing The Recruitment Industry | Edge Growth

by Linda Erasmus

The Vumela Fund, FirstRand’s enterprise and supplier development fund managed by Edge Growth, is proud to announce an exciting new equity investment in Giraffe – an automated high-volume recruitment start-up, using mobile technology and matching algorithms.

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Janice Johnston

Job creation has become a high priority for the Edge Venture Fund

by Janice Johnston

The Edge Venture Fund will have both financial return and social impact metric targets, including job creation. Read more about the venture fund now

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