of Entrepreneurs

The board members

Christophe Viarnaud

Co-Founder & Chairman | Methys 

Serial entrepreneur, Passionate about Technology, Systems Thinking, Energy sustainability, Media, and Education. 

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Marianne Pineau

Community Manager | La French Tech

Creative challenger. Taking enterprise through their journey to Cloud Computing.

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Romain Diaz

Co-Founder & CEO | Far Ventures

Passionate entrepreneur, Co-Founder / CEO / Managing Partner / Board Advisor / Non-Executive Director of 5 tech start-ups

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Antoine Paillusseau

Co-Founder & CEO | FinChatBot

Antoine Paillusseau is the CEO and Co-Founder of Finchatbot, a technology solution that enables financial clients to connect with and add immediate value to its' customers.

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Sébastien Lacour

Managing Director | PayGenius,

EI | Powertime

Currently managing the activities of 3 startups. MSc in Chemical Engineering (ENSIACET) & MBA (UCT GSB)

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Mathieu Bécue

Attaché for Innovation |Embassy of France in South Africa

Mathieu's activities focus on the development of cooperation between France and South Africa in the field of innovation.

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Renier Kriel


With more than 10 years of leadership and management experience in the digital services space, Renier has helped startups and corporates unlock value in existing or new digital products.

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James Milne

Head of Investment Promotion | Wesgro

James manages the Investment Promotion unit at Wesgro, a team that has facilitated more than R14 billion (~$1 billion) of fixed investment into Cape Town and the Western Cape province of South Africa in the last 5-years

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Our key Startups

Incubators & Accelerators


French South African Tech Labs

Support founders through an intense 6-month incubation program. The program is designed to help founders understand their customers, build a great product, get feedback, rapidly iterate to continuously improve their product, and be ready to raise funding in order to scale.

Far Ventures 

Far Ventures is a Startup Studio, building startups from scratch out of Cape Town, one of the leading hubs of the African tech scene

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