Justin is a 31-year old entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist from Cape Town, South Africa. He is founder, MD, board member, advisor, or investor to a wide variety of companies in the global technology sector.
Having grown up on a farm, he decided not to complete high-school and instead made the move to the city of Cape Town, to pursue his dreams of being an Internet entrepreneur.
Despite years of struggles and false starts in the wake of the dotcom crash in 2001, he ultimately went on to successfully launch and grow a pan-African Internet based software company from a garage in the suburbs of Cape Town.
Have founded his first startup attempt at the age of 18, Justin has been involved in tech startups and entrepreneurial endeavours ever since.
He is today the co-founder and MD of 4Di Group, a diversified investment management group and family office, and co-founding General Partner of early-stage technology venture capital firm 4Di Capital, as well as an active angel investor.
As co-founder and Steering Committee Chairman of the Silicon Cape Initiative in 2009, designed to highlight and foster South Africa's nascent emerging tech startup ecosystem, Justin fully believes in South Africa’s potential as a global technology innovation hub.
In 2011, he was listed by the Mail & Guardian for the 'Top 200 Young South Africans', and in 2013, listed by Forbes for '30 Under 30: Africa's Best Young Entrepreneurs'.
|Aug 18, 2016||VentureBurn - Zoona raises $15-million in Series B funding round, 4Di Capital on-board|
|Aug 16, 2016||CIO East Africa - Vinny Lingham to speak at #DEMOAfrica2016 Staff Writer|
|Jun 15, 2016||Tech Moran - 4Di Capital closes R256m for new technology venture capital fund|
|Jun 13, 2016||VentureBurn - New 4Di Capital VC fund raises R256m|
|Mar 17, 2016||Tech Moran - South Africa’s TaxTim Raises Funding from MMI Holdings’ Exponential to Launch into New Markets|
|Mar 15, 2016||VentureBurn - TaxTim gets the funding nod from MMI|
|Sep 21, 2015||VentureBurn - Fitness studios app FitKey gets angel backing from Justin Stanford – Ventureburn|
|Sep 21, 2015||VentureBurn - Everything you need to know about the South African startup ecosystem [2015/2016 Update]|