Female-led investment company Crystal Partners launches in SA
Kgomotso Motshidi, Executive Director of Crystal Partners explains that the launch of the new investment company coincides with the growth of entrepreneurship in Africa.
“It is undeniable that Africa is the next frontier in terms of growth and entrepreneurial development – that is why it is timely for Crystal Partners to cement its place in the market”.
Crystal Partners is the alternative investments arm of Beryl Group – a pan-African investments company.
Officially launching in Johannesburg on 27 April 2021, Crystal Partners is a majority black female-owned and led investment entity.
In an official press statement, Dr. Keitumetse Mothibeli, CEO of Crystal Partners provides insight into the inspiration and meaning behind the name of the new company.
“In the literal and figurative sense, crystals signify the embodiment of clarity, but also, the formation of crystals speaks to a process of robust refinement to produce beauty and strength in one. That symbolises who we are as a company – we are not afraid to make bold moves in the marketplace.”
Crystal Partners is focused on providing and supporting business leadership that will have a positive social impact both in Africa and globally.
The new investment company’s leadership team consists of Dr. Mothibeli is flanked by Tumediso Lobelo who is an authority in business development and is a digital innovation advocate, as well as Kgomotso Motshidi, who amongst other highlights is a technologist, entrepreneur, and strategist.
Crystal Partners will focus on investments in the following five sectors:
- Technology and Innovation
With a driven focus to increase employment, foster entrepreneurship, and support innovation, Crystal Partners will invest in individuals with a strong focus on social impact.
In a press statement, Crystal Partners outlines the goals of the new company.
“Part of their mission is to generate new and diversified business in existing market sectors, as well as harness and increase business growth through well-matched partnerships with a focus on business longevity. They are well on their way to bring this to fruition with various discussions with already established partnerships with companies like Dovetail and Ecoan Engineering.”