Silvertree Internet Holdings uses tech to reach African consumers. They are a holding and operating company, based in South Africa, that conceives, launches, operates and invests in early- and mid-stage companies targeting the South African and Sub-Saharan African markets.
They like business models that are simple or proven, with clear revenue streams, that take advantage of the mobile and Internet future, and that target growing markets and industries. Their operating brands and companies are organised into verticals by business model. They seek large, growing but inefficient verticals, and use tech to leapfrog old ways of reaching consumers.
They focus on capital efficiency and operational discipline. Their brands are growing rapidly, but they also continue to build new businesses, and to invest into and acquire existing companies. Through operational synergies and sharing best practices, they are stronger than a simple sum of parts.