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Newtown Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Llew Claasen Vinny Lingham


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Total investments 16
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 2.00
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Logistics
  • Health Care
  • Internet
  • Retail
  • Information Technology

In 2014 was created Newtown Partners, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Cape Town. The venture was found in Africa in South Africa.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Newtown Partners, startups are often financed by Vinny Lingham, Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars - London, Vumela Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vumela Fund, Vinny Lingham, Smollan. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vumela Fund, Smollan, Prosus Ventures.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year.

The fund was created by Llew Claasen, Vinny Lingham. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SweepSouth. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Blockchain, Banking. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - South Africa.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
$2M28 Mar 2022 Douala, Littoral, Cameroon


Health Care
Mobile Apps
$2M06 Mar 2022 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Developer Platform
Freight Service
Information Services
Information Technology
$7M22 Dec 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Clockwork Logistics Systems

Information Technology
Mobile Apps
$5M13 Sep 2021 Elk Grove, California, United States


Machine Learning
$3M06 Sep 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

MDaaS Global

Health Care
Medical Device
Professional Services
$2M30 Jun 2021 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria


Supply Chain Management
$30M09 Apr 2021 Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands


Health Care
$1M23 Mar 2021 Accra, Ghana

Lori Systems

Freight Service
$500K02 Nov 2020 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Clockwork Logistics Systems Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding

– Clockwork Logistics Systems, a Proof of Delivery (POD) data logistics platform based in Newark NJ, raised $5.5M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Newtown Partners with participation from Newark Venture Partners, PSA UnboXed, Vineta Ventures and Estes Final Mile.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

Portcast gets $3.2M to create more transparent and sustainable supply chains

– Portcast, a logistics operating system, raised $3.2m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by Newtown Partners, with participation from Wavemaker Partners, TMV, Innoport and SGInnovate.
– Based in Singapore, Portcast serves clients in Asia and Europe.


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