Stocks & Strauss
is an investment holding company
with a focus to invest in profitable, high growth companies.











Our ideal investment
has at least 3 of these attributes:

1.
Profitable in the 2 most recent financial years

2.
No more than two current shareholders

3.
Strong entrepreneur and management team with an insatiable desire for GROWTH

4.
Recurring revenue with defensible barriers to entry

5.
Scalable with very short or no Working Capital Cycle



Please do not apply for funding if your company has not been profitable in the previous financial year.

Stocks & Strauss is a provider of expansion capital, not replacement capital.



We define expansion capital as a type of private equity or venture capital investment, usually a minority investment, in a profitable company that is looking for capital to expand or restructure operations, enter new markets or finance a significant acquisition without a change of control of the business.


Stocks & Strauss is not a provider of debt financing.

Our Investment
Sweet Spot

Stocks & Strauss was founded in 2013 by Wayne Stocks and D’Niel Strauss



Wayne is a registered Chartered Accountant and currently serves as a Director at Smile Identity. Smile Identity solves user identification across Android, for companies scaling high volume or high value transactions in low trust environments.

Wayne has previously held various senior and executive finance and commercial positions in South Africa, USA, Dubai and the United Kingdom. This included various positions with BHP Billiton in London and Houston, and as the financial director for one of the Middle East Master Developers, based in Dubai, managing a property development portfolio of circa $5 Billion. He also worked independently with Sun International on prospective developments and has served as an independent non-executive director of a JSE listed property fund.



D'Niel is a Private Equity and Venture Capital entrepreneur and holds a B.Eng. (Industrial Engineering) and MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.

Through constant interaction with various businesses as a shareholder and director, D'Niel was able to gain insights into the various methods and mindsets employed by entrepreneurs, investors and consultants to ensure maximum growth to all stakeholders involved.


We realise that capital in itself is not sufficient to grow a business, we therefore add value by getting involved in many of our portfolio companies to prepare them for exponential growth through Strategy formulation, Operational guidance, Financial Planning and forecasts, Restructuring, Access to international networks, Mentorship and guidance for further growth through consecutive rounds of debt or equity funding.

Strategic Partner




The Finance Man is a specialist service provider to private companies and high-net- worth individuals who require comprehensive, up-to- date accounting, taxation, statutory compliance services and advice regarding corporate structures and unlocking the value of your business.

Our Portfolio

We are proud to provide you with a glimpse at some of our portfolio companies through the links below.

*Please note that the list of portfolio companies is not exhaustive at the moment and will be updated to reflect the complete list of portfolio companies prior to the issuance of a prelisting statement in due course.






HealthCloud offers a full suite of digital health solutions. These include Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records, multiple Wearable Device integrations, online Calendar and Scheduling, Health Information System and On-demand Health Application.




The Digital HQ group of companies combine creativity and technology to cultivate brands and digital growth strategies for companies beyond their limitations.





WAPP is a development agency with an award-winning team that develops apps and cloud-based platforms for businesses world-wide.






Automated Sales Funnel communications platform for small, medium or large businesses. Autosalesfunnel converts leads into customers by automating the communication to a large lead base in a sales funnel.








Digemy is a modern, mobile corporate learning platform that change and inspire individuals through learning methods & technologies that optimise and accelerate the learning process.









The Finance Man is a specialist service provider to private companies and high-net- worth individuals who require comprehensive, up-to- date accounting, taxation, statutory compliance services and advice regarding corporate structures and unlocking the value of your business.




Iron Ore Mining


Development of an Iron ore resource in the Northern Cape that borders some of the top iron ore producers in Africa.








Inhoud Huis means House of Content and specialises in intellectual property (IP) development for multiple platforms.

Inhoud Huis Media creates movies and TV Shows, while Inhoud Huis Musiek is a leading independent record label that operates in partnership with Universal Music to create world class content in the music industry.
The group also includes a booking agency, publishing company and live show division.




In Afrikaans is a consumer brand and cultural movement with the aim to become a serious player in the live show sector of the Music industry. The focus of the movement is not to be extravagant, but rather to go back to the heart of the music in a more traditional fashion.





Contact Us
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cio@stocksandstrauss.com