About 4Di Capital

4Di Capital is an independent early-stage technology venture capital firm based in South Africa’s “Silicon Cape”.

Nurture capital is the term that best describes 4Di Capital’s purpose and philosophy. We understand that in the early days of any business, support, mentoring and access to networks is just as important as seed capital.

Using tried and tested international venture capital best practices, adapted for local use, we believe in agile entrepreneur-friendly finance without frills, and in working as a team with our investees to achieve their true potential.

We look for founder teams with hungry passion, commitment, domain expertise and deep insights into the large market problems they wish to solve with their technology solutions.

4Di Capital Early-Stage Technology Fund 1 targets startup investment opportunities with high growth potential at the seed- and early-stages in the mobile, enterprise software and web sectors.

4Di Exponential Tech Fund 1s’ mandate will include early- and growth-stage investments, focusing principally on scalable technology opportunities in the FinTech, HealthTech and InsureTech verticals, particularly those with ambitions to reach international markets.

Laurie Olivier


Laurie is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, and has served on the boards of more than 20 start-up and major companies (including public) in the Americas, EMEA and East Asia. Combining his years of global VC experience with his training in engineering and business administration….

Justin Stanford


Justin is an entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist from Cape Town, South Africa. He is founder, MD, board member, advisor, or investor to a wide variety of companies in the global technology sector. Having grown up on a farm, he decided not to complete…

Erik Van Vlaanderen


Erik van Vlaanderen is currently the Executive Chairman of 4Di Group, and a founding partner in the 4Di Capital team. Erik has played an invaluable role over the past decades in 4Di Group, a joint investment platform established in 2002 in partnership with Justin Stanford…

Anton Van Vlaanderen


Anton is the CEO of 4Di Group, a privately owned investment vehicle, and a partner of 4Di GP LLP, the managing partner of 4Di Capital Fund 1. On joining 4Di Group at its inception in 2003, Anton has been exposed to and involved with all…

Doug Cherry


Douglas Cherry is currently a partner at 4Di Capital. Doug brings 10 years of substantial VC and angel investor experience including various directorships within the 4Di Capital portfolio as well as external companies. Prior to joining 4Di Capital, Douglas served as group controller at 4Di…

Charlotte Koep

Senior Associate

Charlotte joined 4Di Capital in September 2016. She is an admitted attorney and practiced law at Bowmans Law until June 2015 when she left to follow her passion of starting a small business and entering the world of entrepreneurship. Having worked with 4Di Capital while…