Company Profile 2017-11-03T10:02:22+00:00

We’ve walked the walk

Newtown Partners was founded by Llew Claasen and Vinny Lingham, two entrepreneurs on the set of Dragon’s Den South Africa.

We have worked the trenches

Launching, growing and selling technology startups. We are proven entrepreneurs who know what is needed to succeed locally, and more importantly, internationally. As investors, we have successfully invested in and nurtured a number of early-stage companies from ideation to market-leading businesses.

A proven track record of success

We have a proven track record of developing high-growth startup companies. Our portfolio companies have enjoyed some of the following recent successes:

SweepSouth
SweepSouth
SweepSouth, an online on-demand cleaning service, was the first South African startup accepted into the prestigious 500 Startups program in Silicon Valley in the USA.
SAFlorist
SAFlorist
SAFlorist, an online florist marketplace, was ranked as one of South Africa’s top 25 most innovative companies in 2015 (Fast Company Magazine).
Augmentors
Augmentors
Augmentors, an augmented reality mobile game, raised over $1 million during February 2017 in a pre-sale of game tokens and creatures. This is the most successful gaming token sale ever conducted anywhere in the world and the first token sale conducted in South Africa.