Fund offering

E Squared provides capital and non-financial support to Allan Gray fellows as well as other (social) entrepreneurs, through various funding programmes.

Allan Gray Fellows

E Squared Ventures

E Squared Ventures is E Squared’s funding vehicle to fund start-ups and growth stage businesses (co) founded by eligible* Allan Gray Fellows.

Pathways Programme

Pathways is E Squared‘s business incubation and acceleration programme through which eligible* Allan Gray Fellow entrepreneurs operating early-stage ventures can receive direct funding as well as non-financial support to systematically build robust, investable businesses. The aims of Pathways are to work alongside Fellow entrepreneurs to refine their business models, build their teams and operational capabilities and scale their ventures.

Funding provided up to R2M

Varsity Pitch

Varsity Pitch is a joint program between E Squared Investments and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation aimed at encouraging and supporting Allan Gray candidate fellows, meaning young recipients of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation who are still at university but are working on a business. Varisity Pitch is a competition set up for Candidate Fellows to pitch their business ideas and stand a chance to get funding to further develop their business ideas. It is  designed to equip entrepreneurial Candidate Fellows with practical entrepreneurship skills and foundational knowledge. Funding provided R50k to R150k

Do you want to apply?

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Non-Allan Gray Fellows

Allan Gray E Squared Ventures (AGEV)

Allan Gray E Squared Ventures (AGEV) Is a joint funding vehicle between Allan Gray and E Squared to fund start up and growth stage businesses.

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Social Enterprises

E Squared Social Enterprise

E Squared Social Enterprise provides funding to South African organisations focused on Youth Entrepreneurship. E Squared Social Enterprise funding for Youth Employment and Youth Entrepreneurship.

If you believe your organisation meets E Squared SE’s criteria, submit a one-page description of your business and/or contact us 

Do you want to apply?

Send a one-page description of your business and contact us: