Investment and eligibility

For the majority of investments capital will be allocated at the pre-seed stage, with investments of up to 250 000 USD. The FOUNDRY Fund will also follow a lead investor in seed rounds, with investments of up to 500 000 USD.

The FOUNDRY Fund will invest in startups that have:

  • Cirrus student or alum from the Residency, PhD Internship, Postdoc or Assistantship programs.
  • Cirrus research scientist.
  • Participating university faculty member.
  • As well as any start-up using technologies based on Cirrus research.

Contact Us

Emeritus Professor Barry Dwolatzky
Membership.AIAfrica@wits.ac.za

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