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About us


We aim to shape a healthier and more sustainable Future of Food for Southern Africa by investing in game-changing businesses.

With the backing of one of South Africa’s most prominent investment holding companies, Remgro; and one of the biggest food producers, RCL FOODS; we bring together a powerful ecosystem of capital, networks, and Food, Beverage and Agribusiness expertise to support our investee companies.

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About us


We aim to shape a healthier and more sustainable Future of Food for Southern Africa by investing in game-changing businesses.

With the backing of one of South Africa’s most prominent investment holding companies, Remgro; and one of the biggest food producers, RCL FOODS; we bring together a powerful ecosystem of capital, networks, and Food, Beverage and Agribusiness expertise to support our investee companies.

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The team

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What we invest in


Our strategy is to focus on Agri-Food Tech businesses (refer to diagram below) as well as key business enablers that cut across the food value chain such as logistics and the circular economy (e.g. water, packaging and waste).

Stream Upstream Midstream Downstream
Sector Inputs Farmers Traders Manufacturers Retailers Consumers
Categories of Disruption/AgriFood Tech
  • Genetic engineering
  • Crop protection & input management
  • Plant sciences
  • Precision agriculture
  • Vertical farming & other indoor agriculture
  • Agri. Platforms & marketplaces
  • Imagery & drones
  • Sensors & smart farm equipment
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Alternative animal feeds
  • Alternative proteins
  • Personalised nutrition & mood
  • Meal kits
  • Ready-to-eat meals
  • Packaging innovation
  • IoT
  • Bioplastics
  • Marketplaces & platforms
  • Augmented reality
  • Food traceability
  • Direct-to-consumer
  • Improved consumer experience
  • Meal & grocery delivery
  • Food traceability
  • Ready-to-eat meals
  • Meal kits
  • Personalized nutrition & mood
  • Health & Wellness
  • Experience Economy
  • Consumer Data Insight
Typical business enablers across the value chain Logistics Distribution Waste Water Packaging Other

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What we invest in


Our strategy is to focus on Agri-Food Tech businesses (refer to diagram below) as well as key business enablers that cut across the food value chain such as logistics and the circular economy (e.g. water, packaging and waste).

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Stream Upstream Midstream Downstream
Sector Inputs Farmers Traders Manufacturers Retailers Consumers
Categories of Disruption/AgriFood Tech
  • Genetic engineering
  • Crop protection & input management
  • Plant sciences
  • Precision agriculture
  • Vertical farming & other indoor agriculture
  • Agri. Platforms & marketplaces
  • Imagery & drones
  • Sensors & smart farm equipment
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Alternative animal feeds
  • Alternative proteins
  • Personalised nutrition & mood
  • Meal kits
  • Ready-to-eat meals
  • Packaging innovation
  • IoT
  • Bioplastics
  • Marketplaces & platforms
  • Augmented reality
  • Food traceability
  • Direct-to-consumer
  • Improved consumer experience
  • Meal & grocery delivery
  • Food traceability
  • Ready-to-eat meals
  • Meal kits
  • Personalized nutrition & mood
  • Health & Wellness
  • Experience Economy
  • Consumer Data Insight
Typical business enablers across the value chain Logistics Distribution Waste Water Packaging Other

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How we invest


GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS

  • South African legal entity / structure
  • Aim is to bring global businesses and/or technologies to Southern Africa

SECTOR FOCUS

  • Food, Beverage*, and Agribusiness
  • Disruptive businesses/tech., including key business enablers that cut across the food value chain such as logistics and the circular economy (e.g. water, packaging and waste)

TYPE OF INVESTMENT

  • Equity investments (mainly growth & expansion capital)
  • Limited use of debt
  • Lead investor preferred, covering majority or significant minority stakes (with suitable protections)

STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT

  • Post-revenue and clear trajectory to profitability
  • Proven product, service or technology
  • Proven management

DEAL SIZE

  • Up to ZAR40 million / US$3 million

SUSTAINABILITY

  • Sustainability in all aspects (environmental, social, and governance) is important

*Non-Alcoholic

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How we invest


Geographic Focus

  • South African legal entity / structure
  • Aim is to bring global businesses and/or technologies to Southern Africa

Sector Focus

  • Food, Beverage*, and Agribusiness
  • Disruptive businesses/tech., including key business enablers that cut across the food value chain such as logistics and the circular economy (e.g. water, packaging and waste)

Type of Investment

  • Equity investments (mainly growth & expansion capital)
  • Limited use of debt
  • Lead investor preferred, covering majority or significant minority stakes (with suitable protections)

Stage of Development

  • Post-revenue and clear trajectory to profitability
  • Proven product, service or technology
  • Proven management

Deal Size

  • Up to ZAR40 million / US$3 million

Sustainability

  • Sustainability in all aspects (environmental, social, and governance) is important

*Non-Alcoholic

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Get intouch with us


REGISTERED HEAD OFFICE

The Hatchery Group (Pty) Ltd
The Court House
2 Saxon Road
Sandton
Gauteng
South Africa
2196

Ebru Kaya Cook (CEO)
ebru@thehatchery.global

SATELLITE OFFICE

The Hatchery Group (Pty) Ltd
La Gratitude Herehuis
95 Dorp Street
Stellenbosch
Western Cape
South Africa
7600

Dempers Meyer (Principal)
dempers@thehatchery.global

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Get intouch with us


REGISTERED HEAD OFFICE

The Hatchery Group (Pty) Ltd
The Court House
2 Saxon Road
Sandton
Gauteng
South Africa
2196

Ebru Kaya Cook (CEO)
ebru@thehatchery.global

SATELLITE OFFICE

The Hatchery Group (Pty) Ltd
La Gratitude Herehuis
95 Dorp Street
Stellenbosch
Western Cape
South Africa
7600

Dempers Meyer (Principal)
dempers@thehatchery.global

Strategic Partners


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