About us

The Hoffmannsgroup is best described as a group of venture building companies.

“Venture builders are organizations dedicated to systematically producing new companies, which they help grow and succeed. There are five core activities in which venture builders engage: identifying business ideas, building teams, finding capital, helping govern or manage the ventures and providing shared services.”

Apart from these 5 core functions we also use our existing and historic businesses plus our network of business partners, to deliver what we refer to as “Traction Capital”. We do whatever it takes to get these new or existing businesses buzzing.

We love working with tech, but usually that is simply providing the glue for the strategy.
We build businesses for ourselves or for others.
We also get involved in existing businesses, which needs a jolt of creativity, networking, funding or something else.

Joyn is a digital loyalty and communication platform, while Coyn represents the backend monetisation of these communities. Joyn is a tool for community owners to engage easily with their members and fans.- JOYN

Metcalfe’s Law

We believe in Metcalfe’s law for businesses. One thing leads to many others.

Heritage History

Venture Builder

Shaping the African Business landscape and supporting local entrepreneurs

CAREL HOFFMANN

Mens/c/h

Carel Hoffmann started a career in engineering but veered completely into a different world by launching the world renowned OppiKoppi festival. From there he progressed into building various companies in the South African event landscape. Eventing eventually lead to him starting his own ticketing company which eventually was named Plankton. From there, he also expanded into merchant management and cashless event controls.

The eventual aim was the control and monetisation of communities, which is where the link Jo Booysen came back into play after a meeting of minds in 2016. Since then, Jo and Carel have the following products in incubation / construction: Traveljo (tourism tech conglomerate), Joyncards (Digital membership), 1Shott (Industrial level OTT), Deepspace, Govchat and much more.

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TAKING EMERGING MARKET INNOVATION
TO THE WORLD.

FAST AND EFFICIENT SERVICES

Hoffmannsgroup acts as a vehicle for acquiring strategic companies under one holdings company. This enables independent, but interconnected businesses to provide services to one another at breakneck speed and at minimal cost. Apart from acquiring and scaling existing businesses, Hoffmannsgroup also serves as a start-up incubator, and constantly aims to create new disruptive businesses and opportunities.

Current Ventures

Plankton

Tickets and services for parks and attractions. (Incl Sanparks)

www.plankton.mobi

MerchantCraft

Merchant acquiring for niche needs

Joyn

Agregation of services and digital membership cards

www.joyncards.com

Agri Tech Agency

Agriculture Tech Agency

www.agritechagency.com

Govchat

Official Government to Citizen Chat Platform

www.govchat.org

Move

Global Travel Technology Platform
www.wearemove.io

Travelcheck

An Online Travel Agency

www.travelcheck.co.za

Smartair

Online Travel Agency

www.smartair.co.il

Zambezi

Fine arts magazine and online sales & auctions

We Love Parks

Nature conservation through assistance of sustainable parks

wlovep.org

Chisl

Machine Learning & Data Science for banking institutions
www.chislgroup.com

Quantalytics

Machine Learning & Data Science for large corporations

Legacy Ventures

Oppikoppi
Hilltop Live Productions
Hilltop Live Sponsorships
Ticketbreak
Southern Pulse Artist Booking Agency
Deepspace

MNO-based Advertising Network

www.deepspace.com

1SHOTT

Over the Top Tech for B2C communities

www.1shott.com

VNA

Patented visual telco advertising unit

www.visualnoticationads.com

Vendoserve

Mobile Media Ad Servers

www.vendoserve.com

Metcalfecorp

Venture Building Company

www.metcalfecorp.com

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Contact Us

Tel

+27 87 094 8844

South Africa

PRETORIA, CAPE TOWN

ISRAEL

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