Brett is the Senior Investment Partner for Hlayisani Capital, a black empowered private equity fund, investing into high growth African success stories. He co-founded AngelHub Ventures, initially South Africa’s first Angel investment group and led it to become one of SA’s most prolific venture capital funds, backed by prominent family offices. He was also the founding CEO of Remgro’s venture capital arm.
Brett trained and worked as a CA with Deloittes and PWC in SA and in the Middle East, worked as a Merchant Banker for Standard Corporate Merchant Bank.
His best lessons come from many trials and errors investing his own and others’ capital into various start-ups and young businesses. He believes firmly that these young, high-growth businesses hold the key to real economic growth, particularly in an emerging market such as South Africa. Brett is a campaigner for both recognition of the role these businesses can play and the support they and the private equity and venture capital industry need from government, business and the investment industry in general.
Brett is a director on and adviser to several young businesses in various stages of global expansion.