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Martin J. Bauwens

Martin J. Bauwens

Lawyer at Aretha Bauwens Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Cape Town, South Africa

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

Regular 1-on-1 calls per agreement with mentor

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


Good day,

My name is Martin J. Bauwens, aged 57.

Focusing on francophone countries, I wish to assist African start-ups with project conceptualisation, legal advice and seed capital, provided I understand or have the ability to understand what the project is about from a technical perspective.

I am a lawyer with roundabout 33 years of experience acquired in multiple jurisdictions, including francophone and anglophone countries, in Africa and in Europe.

I have in-depth expertise in contract law, crypto-assets regulations, conflict resolution, and privacy law, to only name a few. Lawyers have often perceived are rigid. I am the total opposite and this is probably the main reason why I am here, for the love of new ideas, innovation, and dedication.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

Mentoring is a convenient, straightforward, and practical way to get to know the entrepreneurs, assist with conceptualization, provide (legal) advice where needed, and then decide on a potential seed capital investment.