Smart innovation in business

We invest in and help to build companies that make doing business simpler, easier, smarter, more efficient, profitable & fun through intelligent use of technology.

What we do

Acumen is a business solution incubator with built-in leadership, management, skills, knowledge, experience, capability and capacity to take ideas that are good for business and humanity, from the earliest stages of development to working products and profitable companies. We like to help founders and operators achieve their dreams…

What we’re good at

What we are busy with

Building on what we have already achieved and learnt, we’re currently engaging promising new opportunities that fit into Mobile, Retail, BIG DATA, Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Sciences areas…

Brand Acumen
Brand

Brand Acumen

We are re-launching our new-look, class-leading enterprise grade mobile sales force automation suite at breakthrough price levels and with an owner-operated franchise business model. If making sales force operations smarter and more efficient is your dream and you want to be your own boss, have a look at this one…

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Retail Acumen
Retail

Retail Acumen

After 3 years of intense development, we’re now in the go-to-market phase with a completely fresh approach to retail shopper marketing in real world stores, using predictive analytics and BIG DATA to personalise engagement with shoppers. If you’re a supplier or retailer who wants to increase sales without discounting and eroding margins, get in touch…

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Software Acumen
Technology

Software Acumen

Currently baking in our software factory is:

  • A prime life care solution using elements of big data, wearable computing and mobile workforce management.
  • A budding IoT & mobile application being used in paper mills by one of our favourite clients.
  • www.gigster.onine, A live entertainment & events booking platform that puts conference and event organisers into direct contact with the best artists and acts and facilitates booking, arranging, performing and payment
  • A build to spec time management and billing system for an offshore client in the financial services sector.
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Financial Acumen
Financial

Financial Acumen

Drawing on the vast experience in retail, financial services and technology of our chairman, Pierre du Plessis and capitalising on the trends towards digital cash, mobile wallets and financial services in retail…

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What we've done

Who we work with

Just as our relationships with customers developed through long term delivery of high quality products and services, so too have our trusted partner relationships evolved. We work with companies and people that have repeatedly proven their worth over time. It’s no surprise that we value our business partner ecosystem enough to call it our “partnership equity”

Micosoft
Zebra Technologies
Motorola
Specsystems
Isoflow
Pattern Matched
Innervation
zenAptix
Dimension Data

Team work is what makes the dreams work

A committed team of highly involved stakeholders is at the heart of Acumen. This team has worked together for more than 6 years and some relationships within the group go back as far as 30 years.