Justin Stanford

Justin is a 30-year old entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist from Cape Town, South Africa. He is founder, CEO, board member, advisor, or investor to a variety of companies in the technology sector.

Since deciding to leave high-school early to pursue his business ambitions, and subsequently founding his first startup at age 18, Justin has been involved in startups and entrepreneurial endeavours.

After a number of 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.

He is today the co-founder and CEO of 4Di Group, a diversified investment management company and family office, and co-founding General Partner of early-stage technology venture capital firm 4Di Capital.

As co-founder of the Silicon Cape Initiative in 2009, designed to highlight and foster South Africa's 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'.