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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Brendan J. Mullen
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Secha Capital


Brendan J. Mullen is a co-founder and Managing Director of Secha Capital, an early-stage impact private equity firm in Southern Africa.

Secha started in 2017. Its first fund invested in ten South African companies, creating 200+ jobs with an average revenue growth of 12x.

Its second fund scales its Operator-Investor model at $50M. It focuses on growth equity investments into established Southern Africa SMEs in large, ignored "boring" sectors. Secha Capital II announced a first close in June 2021 and has made three investments since then.

Brendan was previously a consultant with Bain & Company in its Johannesburg office. Previous to Bain, Brendan worked as a Venture Fellow at SJF Ventures. He spent five years as a bond analyst at Putnam Investments and holds an MBA from Duke University.

Agenda Sessions

  • SMEs: supporting small businesses