CRE Venture Capital

CRE invests in and partners with visionary entrepreneurs in technology-enabled startup companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. We bring the full arsenal of our capital, global relationships, and experience to position the teams we work with for outsized success.

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Pule Taukobong


Pule is a Founding Partner of CRE Venture Capital. Previously, he was an Institutional Client Manager at Investec Asset Management (IAM) in New York. Prior to that, he was a Sales Manager responsible for New Business Development in IAM's Retail Sales Team in South Africa. Within Investec, Pule was also a Private Client Portfolio Manager and Wealth Manager. He graduated from the Durban University of Technology and is a Kauffman fellow.

Pardon Makumbe

Pardon is a Founding Partner of CRE Venture Capital. He was previously a Principal at EL Rothschild, a Rothschild family investment holding company, overseeing investments and holdings in India, Europe, and Africa. Earlier on, he worked at Bain & Company in New York, at Emerging Capital Partners in Johannesburg, and at Temasek Holdings in Singapore. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business.

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