Businesses in our circle
These companies are part of our Alumni and have obtained investment after completing our programmes.
Koa Academy is an online school for children learning from home in Grades 4 – 9. Each child is in a “pod” of up to eight children, led by a facilitator to ensure one-on-one attention and the opportunity to fully engage in the material. The content is streamlined with the South African curriculum which allows progress to be tracked. We have invested $25,000.
AYA Africa is an online marketplace and magazine for made in Africa creative brands and artists. They offer a digital presence and sales channel to boost the profile of high quality vendors across the continent. The site offers a broad range of products from clothing to homeware to jewellery, all of which meet their required standards. They offer facilitation and support to vendors to ensure a fruitful partnership that contributes to upliftment.
Candor Select is a Cape Town based online reselling ecommerce platform that offers opportunities to resellers across the country. Our site offers a range of exclusive footwear brands for both men and women. Resellers can sign up and start reselling digitally. Candor Select’s dominant target market is in South African rural local Township markets. Our mission is to empower black women financially, by creating a safety net to supplement their income.
FeelGood Health offers a wide range of natural and organic herbal and homeopathic remedies, as well as health and lifestyle products. The Feelgood Health Online Health Store offers natural, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly remedies, supplements & vitamins for adults, children, babies and even your family pet! We are all about helping you & your family to feel good!
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What is Pranary
Time for a change...
After a year and a half of running as Startup Circles - we have realised that our name was seen to be restricted to idea-stage startups. However, we've also learnt that we make the biggest impact and difference when we work with existing business, whether early-stage or scale-up.
As a result of these two key leanings we've decided to rebrand and refocus on growing existing businesses. Therefore,
Startup Circles is now Pranary
The name is derived from "prana" which is "life force" and so our practical business school is the place for businesses, whether startup or existing, to get the life force needed to 'cross the chasm' and get into bigger service, bigger growth and bigger impact.