Igniting Prosperity. Globally

Empowering growth worldwide, 150+ strong.

About Ignision

Founded in 1998 Ignision has evolved from advising to investing, always seeking to make a positive social impact globally.

Ignision is a specialized investment group focused on private equity and venture capital investment in niche sectors – life sciences, decarbonization and natural resources.

Our mission is to align present investment opportunities with future sustainability impact.

Through our investment strategy we strive to support profound shift in the world to secure well-being of future generations.

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

Our Portfolio

Life Sciences Portfolio

Property Portfolio

Technology Portfolio

Greener Growth Fund

Strategic Minerals Fund

Global Foorprint

From its roots in South Africa, Ignision has grown since 2003 to a team of 200+ people in several locations, principally in the United States.

Our Leaders

Rob
Gerhard

CFA – CEO, CIO

Rob, Ignision’s Founder, a chartered accountant (SA). CFA charterholder, and MSc (Chemical Engineering) graduate, brings 23 years of experience in natural resource investment and operational management to the team.

Helen
Speek

Managing Director

Helen, a Managing Director in Ignision’s healthcare private equity investment business, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Albert
Geldenhuys

Vice President

Albert is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with a background in public accounting at KPMG. Albert oversees due diligence for new investments and manages the strategic and operational aspects of Ignision Capital's portfolio companies, including his current role as CEO of Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital.

David
Watts

Vice President

David holds a PhD in Statistics from Oklahoma State University and brings a wealth of operational management expertise paired with a strong background in data analytics.He serves as Chief Operations Officer for Phenomune and Vinotastr, both key portfolio companies of Ignision Capital.

Let’s Work
Together

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