About us

Metcalfe Corp is best described as a venture building company.

“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.”

There are five core activities. 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 provides 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.
The Name Metcalfe Corp was derived from Metcalfe’s law pertaining to the exponential growth of the value of a network, based on the number of nodes.
Each business is a node for us.

Convert Mobile Network Operators to Communities and monetise like Facebook and Google. The key MNO advantage is that they own the network infrastructure.- DEEPSPACE
Enables a fully fledged Over the Top (OTT) solution, as well as full OTT telecom and unified communications service, without the need for towers or infrastructure.- 1SHOTT
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
Dialogic is well intrenched into multiple MNO’s to enhance our expansion and ultimately to secure market share fast on a global scale. A key strategic acquisition, Dialogic can provide media servers, infrastructure as well as last mile activities and applications.- DIALOGIC

Metcalfe’s Law

Metcalfe’s lawis a simple mathematical equation. The value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users in the system.

In other words, the snowball effect. The more nodes on the network, the more snow on the ball, the greater the exponential growth. But what happens when people, processes, data and nodes bring their own value to the equation?

Heritage History

Metcalfe News

Venture Builders

Shaping the African Business landscape and supporting local entrepreneurs

CAREL HOFFMANN

Founder

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: Tourex (tourism conglomerate), Joyncards (Digital membership), 1Shott (Industrial level OTT), Deepspace, Telco ticketing, streaming, chatbots and much more.

View Profile

Johannes Booysens

Founder

Previously: Founder of Yonder Media, the Hot Dog Café Group and Co-Founder of B-One Holdings

Johannes (Jo) Booysen is a business visionary and serial entrepreneur with a passion for start-ups – particularly in the technology, telecoms and digital media industries. Having pioneered mobile media on the African continent in the early 2000’s, Jo has leveraged his insight to develop a number of groundbreaking technologies.

First, founding Yonder Media, which he sold to the world’s foremost communications group in 2015, before building the largest emerging-market digital ad-network – enabling Mobile Network Operators to become media platforms like Google and Facebook. Futureneers™ then, is the culmination of his vision: not only empowering and assisting emerging-market innovators to compete and succeed worldwide, but also creating a custom-built entrepreneur eco-system that offers them the tools and guidance they would ordinarily receive in Silicon Valley.

View Profile
TAKING EMERGING MARKET INNOVATION
TO THE WORLD.

FAST AND EFFICIENT SERVICES

Metcalfe 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, Metcalfe also serves as a start-up incubator, and constantly aims to create new disruptive businesses and opportunities.

Current Ventures

We Love Parks

Nature conservation through assistance of sustainable parks

wlovep.org

Neumann

Portfolio of financial services

Zambezi

Distributed marketing agency

Smartair

Online Travel Agency

www.smartair.co.il

Zacure

On demand panic application

www.zacure.co.za

Trigger

On demand panic application

KreatR

Augmented advertising agency

1SHOTT

Over the Top Tech for B2C communities

Futureneers

Startup Accelerator and Venture Capital Company

www.futureneers.vc

TravelJo

Global Travel Technology Platform

Deepspace

MNO-based Advertising Network

Brightlab

Tech Development Company

www.brightlab.co.za

Travelcheck

An Online Travel Agency

www.travelcheck.co.za

Govchat

Official Government to Citizen Chat Platform

www.govchat.org

Vendoserve

Mobile Media Ad Servers

www.vendoserve.com

MerchantCraft

Merchant acquiring for niche needs

www.merchantcraft.co.za

Plankton

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

www.plankton.mobi

FinFlex

Fintech Platform (TBA)

Joyn

A Digital Loyalty Card Platform

Legacy Ventures

Britecom

Unied Communications

www.britecom.co.za

Oppikoppi
Hilltop Live
B1 Holdings

Facility business servicing the construction industry

www.b-one.co.za

Hot Dog Cafe Franchise Group

Nationwide Franchise

www.hotdogcafe.co.za

VNA

Patented visual telco advertising unit

www.visualnotificationads.com

Yonder Media

Africa’s leading mobile media agency

www.yonder.co.za

Ringco

Advertising Ring Back Tones

Ticketbreak (Legacy)
MC_icon_white

Contact Us

Tel

+27 87 094 8844

South Africa

PRETORIA
Southdowns Office Park, Block C 2nd Floor,
cnr John Vorster Drive & Karee Str, Southdowns

CAPE TOWN
Inner City Ideas Cartel – Old Foundry
1 Sand Hill Road

ISRAEL

TEL AVIV
Azrieli Sarona Tower, Derech Menachem Begin 121

© METCALFECORP 2019 / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED