CONVERSATIONS WITH REAL INVESTORS

EXPERT STRATEGIC INSIGHTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

OUR MISSION


To uncover the hidden talent in South Africa by giving the most innovative entrepreneurs the ability to access funding and business expertise with ease.

PitchLab connects exciting, early stage startups to qualified investors looking for great entrepreneurs with scalable business models and strong returns.

OUR MOTTO


Pitch it. Don’t plan it.

Entrepreneurs prefer to speak to investors, and investors don’t have the time to read business plans.

We help you access networks of experienced investors. At PitchLab we qualify them, and you can pitch directly to them.

OUR STORY


Two brothers , a mate and a braai

In September 2016 James (who was looking for funding of his own) casually asked:

Why is there no Dragon’s Den online?

An idea was born...

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THE PLATFORM EXPANDS


1 year, 50 pitches and 3 investments later...

We started for ourselves, doing some social marketing to get pitches in. 50 pitch conversations and three investments later, we had so much fun, we knew we had something cool!

It was time to expand the platform.

We have added a lot more investors, with more waiting in the wings, expanding the funding opportunities available for entrepreneurs.

THE FOUNDERS


The people behind PitchLab

James Lehman

James is a civil engineer by trade as well as a passionate startup enthusiast. Still early in his career, James has already achieved numerous successes, including being one of the main creative forces behind the PitchLab and Huddleworx startup concepts.

Limont Lehman

Limont is a seasoned entrepeneur and investor. He has started, grown and exited a number of successful businesses. Currently he runs a thriving healthcare-focused management consultancy and a digital employee engagement platform for corporates.

Scott Carr

Scott is a mathematician by night and a computer scientist by day. Throughout his career Scott has successfully straddled investment banking, digital technology and entrepreneurship. He brings this unique blend to the world of startups as a co-founder of PitchLab.