Funding

HAVAÍC Reinvests R12 Million in Fleet Breakdown Platform RNR

HAVAÍC has led an R12 million follow-on investment round in RNR (Right Now Response). The VC firm contributed R10 million following an initial R9.2 million invested as the company’s first institutional investor in February last year.

South African-born RNR provides truck fleet managers and truck OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) with on-demand breakdown support via its nationwide network of vetted mechanics, electricians, and repair centres. The app and web portal offer clients 24/7 breakdown visibility, including live location tracing and tracking, to help get drivers back on the road faster.

As a member of the Board, HAVAÍC works closely with co-founders Wayne and Michelle Witherspoon on key strategic, commercial, and financial matters. Over the past 12 months, RNR has grown revenue by 86% and increased the volume of monthly breakdowns handled via its platform by 87%. The startup has also expanded its network of suppliers and mechanics across Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana. The investment will bolster RNR to grow its team and further scale the tech platform locally and in Southern Africa.

“The seasoned team at RNR knows their industry inside out. Their hands-on expertise and impressive network mean RNR is well-positioned to take advantage of the escalating demand for their technology in Southern Africa’s significant transport and logistics market. We are excited to deepen our relationship with RNR and support their remarkable growth trajectory,” said Kiara Suttner-Tromp, Investment Principal at HAVAÍC.

“HAVAÍC have been extremely supportive strategically while at the same time leaving us to do what we do best. They bring a fresh perspective and ask probing questions that open up new possibilities. We look forward to continue working closely with Kiara and the team as we take on our next growth chapter,” added Wayne Witherspoon, CEO and co-founder at RNR.

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