AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
FyreFem Fund Managers
Cathy is the CEO and founding partner in a South African-based 100% women-owned private equity / debt fund manager. FyreFem is currently fundraising for FyreFem a SME-focused Fund private credit fund.
Cathy founded FyreFem as an Impact Investor with a mandate to invest and fund SME’s through growth phases but also to help businesses with turnarounds and Rescues. Firebird has an overriding focus on Gender Smart investing.
Cathy is a board member of the Southern African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“SAVCA”) since September 2016. She is an Investment Committee member of Spear Capital, a Scandinavian-backed fund which provides growth capital funding of $2-10 million in Africa. Cathy is a registered Key Individual for Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) registration purposes for Firebird, Edge Growth (with R1 billion under management over 5 Impact Funds) and Spear Capital. Cathy is incubating two SA SME Fund-funded venture capital firms for FSCA Compliance purposes ie Savant Technology and 4DI, both based in Cape Town.