E2 is an investor that seeks financial returns and social impact by investing in businesses created by Allan Gray Fellows and social enterprises in South Africa. We define social impact as job creation and poverty alleviation. We are the B-BBEE partner of Allan Gray (Pty) Ltd, and our investment focus is on businesses created by historically disadvantaged individuals and organisations that support historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa
We use our own funds allowing us the ability to be patient with our investment and give our entrepreneurs the best chance to achieve their objectives.
Our vested interest in an entrepreneur’s business means we want it to succeed as much as they do.
E Squared is focused on building a long-term relationship with entrepreneurs, which is necessary for impact to be achieved.