Conté Creatives Agency (or Conte), a South African startup in the creative industry, has raised an undisclosed amount of funds from angel investors.
The funds, which was secured following a pitch at a Venture Network event in Johannesburg, has been earmarked for employment purposes and to make the business sustainable.
“This was becoming very difficult because we weren’t making most, if not half, of our earnings back. So we were encouraged to seek some funding to be able to keep the business moving and be able to pay ourselves the little we could,” one of the founders said in a statement.
Launched in 2014, Conté produces top-notch creative, artistic designs and multimedia solutions in various fields such as website design and development, print design and graphic.
The creative firm also runs a magazine which focuses on driving collaboration among artists. It was launched in 2015 with the third issue published last month.
Conté was founded by two young directors – Charmaine Ngobeni and Amanda Sibiya – to penetrate the creative industry.