Angus MacRobert is one of South Africa’s most experienced and respected executives.
MacRobert served as CEO of Internet Solutions for 8 years, and as co-CEO of Vox Telecom during a challenging period during the company’s transition.
After leaving Internet Solutions, MacRobert started to get involved in local ICT businesses, and invested in many companies in the market.
He selected many winners, including Axxess, Afrihost, Three6Five, and Wantitall.
MacRobert’s investment strategy
MacRobert said his initial investment strategy was to build a smaller, converged managed services offering in the ICT industry – focusing on client service.
He said his investment decisions were simple: “To work with former Dimension Data and Internet Solutions colleagues”.
He said he aimed to work with people who he trusts, who trust him, and who know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Companies which Angus MacRobert invested in
Over the last few years MacRobert made many investments in tech companies in South Africa – here they are.
Axxess – Internet Service Providers offering ADSL, mobile products, and hosting
Axxess is one of South Africa’s largest ISPs, with a core business of selling and supporting ADSL, hosting, and mobile services.
Afrihost – Internet Service Providers offering ADSL, mobile products, and hosting
Afrihost in South Africa’s third-largest Internet Service Provider, offering a wide range of hosting, ADSL, and mobile products.
Echo Service Provider – An independent integrator of advanced network and cloud computing services
Echo Service Provider (Echo) is an independent integrator of advanced network and cloud computing services. It offers an aggregation of ISP services to the South African market.
Three6Five – A specialist IP networking Service Integrator
Three6Five is a specialist IP networking Service Integrator and Value Added Reseller that provides services to enterprises and carriers across Africa.
Silicon Sky – A specialist IT Infrastructure Services Provider
Silicon Sky is a specialist IT Infrastructure Services Provider. Services offered include cloud hosting; and managed, professional, and consulting services.
Iris Network Solutions – A robust and scalable data collection framework
Iris is a robust and scalable data collection framework designed to deliver network management data as quickly as possible to the user in the most meaningful way possible.
Modlin Education Services – Interactive curriculum software, diagnostic assessment tools, and feedback systems
Modlin’s e-Learning Solutions are considered the world’s leading interactive curriculum software.
Apex B.I. – A leading Technology Expense Management company
Apex Business Intelligence is a leading Technology Expense Management company in Johannesburg. It enables organisations to manage, control, and optimise their entire ICT environment.
Wantitall – e-commerce services (exited)
Wantitall is an online shop based in Johannesburg that sells over 14 million products.
Randgo – Provides tools to attract new members, and retain existing members (exited)
Randgo provides clients with the tools they need to attract new members and retain existing members, by providing platforms, products, and services to engage with customers on a personal level.
Aspivia – Telecoms software provider (exited)
Aspivia has been rolling out telecommunications billing systems for a large client base since 2000. The company was acquired by AdaptIT.
Vox Telecom – A leading independent telecoms operator (exited)
Vox Telecom is a leading alternative and independent telecoms operator, providing voice, data, and collaboration services to the South African market.