Raise money on StartupApp through Crowdfunding

StartupApp affords entrepreneurs, startups and self-starters with the opportunity to raise capital through crowdfunding, and providing new investors the chance to invest in startups that are a part of StartupApp Community.

For Startups

Raising capital for your business can be challenging and exhausting. StartupApp provides access to a new source of capital, raising crowdfund investment from both inside and outside your network.

How It Works

Sign Up

Join StartupApp and apply to list your startup on StartupApp through the Crowdfunding Investment Application inside StartupApp. All companies must be members of StartupApp to raise investment. Not a member? Join today! Download our app from the iOS/Android App Store.


Once approved, investors, mentors, and service providers will be able to view your profile and see if your business is a good fit for their capital and support. Create your startup profile and tell investors about your business/start up


Connect with potential investors and determine if they are a good fit for your startup. Should you decide to decide to do so, you may also start raising funds via crowdfunding on StartupApp.


As you pitch an investor on our app, the pitch will be broadcasted live via StartupApp Live.

You will not just be pitching to ONE investor.. You are pitching to the whole WORLD. Since your pitch is broadcasted LIVE, it allows for the ultimate crowdfunding opportunity.

Your pitch will be saved on StartupTV so it can be watched anytime by additional investors, viewers, and daily new members!

For Investors

Previously, investing opportunities were reserved for “accredited” investors, but StartupApp allows you to take charge of your financial future, with minimum investments as low as R250. StartupApp Crowdfund Investors help provide the funding that StartupApp companies need to thrive.

How It Works

Sign Up

Create your profile, which will include an introduction to you, as well as your investment preferences and interests. You may choose to keep your profile anonymous. Download our app from the iOS and Android App Store.


Explore startups and their needs for funding and support. You may also browse investment opportunities offered on StartupApp via crowdfunding.


Connect with startups and other investors. You may also choose to invest in a crowdfunding offering - investing takes less than 5 minutes, and all investors who invest more than R2500 will receive a complimentary membership to StartupApp.

StartupApp Live Pitch will allow the whole world to watch you, as an investor question the entrepreneur about his business, and, or grill him in front of a live audience. This helps provide critical feedback and interogration to the masses so they can learn about raising capital, pitching their business, etc.

All Startup Pitches will be stored on StartupTV and a library inside our app where you can watch replays of previous pitches. If there is something you are interested in, simply click on the startups profile and request them to pitch you!

Startup Mzansi Partner Membership

Whether you represent an established company, a venture capital firm or a service provider, if your organization is looking to shape the future of startups and innovation, our Partner Membership provides a fantastic platform for thought leadership that builds awareness and positions your organization as a trusted authority while educating and empowering our community of entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate innovators, investors and advisors. This type of partnership is facilitated through Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC.

All Membership Benefits plus

Each of our Partners has the opportunity to work with us to co-create and sponsor one marquee program or event per year, which we manage, facilitate and host. Successful events have included pitch nights, networking events, hackathons, seminars and workshops. The scope and scale of these events varies based on whether it’s in-person or virtual.

Every quarter, we work with our Partners to produce exceptional value-adding content that shares and showcases their expertise and perspectives with and for our community. We push these pieces, which can include articles, whitepapers, audio or video, across all of our digital and physical member communication channels.

Our Partners each receive one speaking opportunity per quarter, which we arrange based on the Partner’s areas of expertise and member interests and demands. These engagements, which can include seminars, panels, workshops or other virtual and physical opportunities, provide a motivated audience for Partners and help establish them as trusted authorities on particular topics.

Prepare for a successful fundraise with hands-on training that helps startups create an effective pitch deck and presentation. We also provide individualized education for investors new to venture capital, or those looking to learn more about investing in privately owned companies.

As a thanks for their support and collaboration, we invite our Partners to a series of invitation-only events designed to show appreciation, catalyze meaningful conversation and connect our growing and diverse roster of prominent Partners with each other in a more conversational setting.

Many of our Partners are driven to support entrepreneurs and startups, and the best way they can do that is through individualized connections. That’s why, every quarter, we provide Partners with a customized Scouting Report that spotlights members with whom a relationship might be mutually beneficial, providing warm introductions to those of particular interest.

Premium Members can apply for our Advisor Network, which vetts the experts and mentors within our community. We accept advisors of all types and backgrounds, from successful entrepreneurs to Fortune executives to subject matter experts. If you’re serious about providing more hands-on support to the entrepreneurs, startups and innovators in our community, we want to hear from you.

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Innovation Management: A set of programs and processes designed to help corporate venture arms and internal innovation units develop innovation strategies to source and manage deal flow.

Intrapreneurship Workshops: Workshops and content modules designed to equip intrapreneurial leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to unlock innovation from within their organizations.

Collaborative Workspace: Branded workspace at Startup Mzansi locations for internal teams looking for a more dynamic and collaborative environment where they can interact with diverse innovators and ideas.

Reverse Pitches: A pitch for external or internal innovators to solicit ideas on a specific problem or need. We organize and manage the entire process, sourcing companies from our community and globally.

Venture Studios & Labs: Support for designing, establishing and operating corporate venture studios and labs that can facilitate the exchange and execution of ideas between internal and external innovators.

Events & Trainings: Get out of the office and into StartupApp community. We host daily meetups, programming and events to inspire innovation and foster your team’s growth.

Contact us to discuss your requirement