The 2018 Sanlam/Business Partners Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year®, Louw is a focused, passionate and driven founder and professional. He has in-depth experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology commercialisation and venture finance and is motivated by the impact that a successful company can have on its country and its society.
A firm believer that the combination of the right financial skills paired with the right growth capital can significantly increase a company’s success and influence, Louw founded multi-award winning financial management consultancy Outsourced CFO in 2013 and Glenheim Venture Capital in 2016.
OCFO is a financial management company of Chartered Accountants and finance professionals that specialises in unlocking growth in emerging tech and innovation companies. OCFO has been named one of the top two Emerging Companies in the Province at the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards and is listed among the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies in South Africa.
Louw is an author, speaker, investor, venture advisor and Chartered Accountant. Outside of Outsourced CFO, he holds various directorships ranging from a venture capital fund to a space satellite start-up. He is the youngest entrepreneur on SAICA's 2015 Top 35 under 35 CAs in South Africa and forms part of the Fast Company Top 20 under 30 and the Westerwelle Foundation’s Young Founders Alumni. In 2018 Louw was named as the top Emerging Entrepreneurs in South Africa at the Sanlam Business/Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® Competition.
Among his areas of specialisation, Louw values his exposure to the scaling of private companies and the raising of growth capital for entrepreneurial ventures most highly.