top of page

Rise Sherpas

Aj Corpoarate Image '23_edited.jpg
  • LinkedIn

AJ Coetzee

AJ is an international M&A lawyer, and creative deal maker in private capital markets with over 25 years of experience as a lawyer, investor and business executive.  Focus: dealmaking, legal and commercial expansion. 

  • LinkedIn

Morne Bosch

Morne is a Charted Accountant with over 20 years of experience. His core strengths lie in streamlining growth, systems development and corporate governance. Focus: financial management, systems and business development.

  • LinkedIn

Ben Dryden

Ben is a private capital markets dealmaker with a background in Finance, Law and entrepreneurship. Focus: capital raising, business development, deal flow management, analysis, investor relations. 

Financial Modelling for start-ups
  • LinkedIn

Patrick Black

Patrick is an executive entrepreneur and financial services banker. Ex-COO & CFO of a division of an international bank. Focus: financial modelling and strategy. 

  • LinkedIn
Human performance for start-ups
  • LinkedIn

Maritha van

Maritha is an Organisational Psychologist with a background in human performance. Focus: coaching and developing high performance teams, creative innovation and team dynamics. 

Economic research
  • LinkedIn

Professor Johan Fourie

Johan is professor at Stellenbosch University, as well as an established Author. Focus: economic trends analysis, research methodology and market landscape. 

Business communications and content
  • LinkedIn


Renier is a theatre-maker, business innovator and communication specialist.

Focus: clarifying the offering, crafting corporate narratives and video content creation.

Investment Memorandum
  • LinkedIn

Lise-Marie Keyser (LM)

LM is a multi-channel content producer and corporate copywriter with over 20 years experience.

Focus: analytical thinking, drafting investment memorandums.

bottom of page