Managing Partner, Founder and Executive Chairman
André Pienaar is Managing Partner, Founder and Executive Chairman of C5, a specialist technology investment group focused on cloud computing, big data analytics and cyber security.
André founded C5 in 2014, to provide long-term support, private equity and venture capital to innovative cyber security companies. The firm is made up of a varied international team of investors and entrepreneurs and has offices in Washington, London, Munich, Luxembourg and Bahrain.
A barrister by background, and a recognised expert on cyber law and cybercrime, André Pienaar started his career with Kroll in 1996 where he held the position of the company’s youngest ever Managing Director and also built and lead Kroll’s Africa & Natural Resources Division out of London prior to Kroll’s sale in 2004.
Following this success, André Pienaar went on to launch G3 (which stands for Good Governance Group), an advisory consultancy which provided advice on regulatory compliance, risk mitigation and cyber security to its global client base. G3 grew under André’s leadership and was eventually sold to a marketing leader in technology investments in 2011.