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Kalon Venture Partners Invests in i-Pay, Instant…

November 17, 2017

Kalon Venture Partners is pleased to announce its recent investment in a leading payment service provider, i-Pay. The investment was exclusively announced to our shareholders at our Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday. This deal is our third investment in 4 months and is a further example of the unbelievable deal flow we are... Read more

Here are the 15 SA tech startups…

October 25, 2017

  South African tech startups have concluded deals valued at over $137.7-million so far this year, shows data tracked by Ventureburn. Ventureburn has tracked and reported on 15 deals valued at over $137.7-million to date in 2017 — including the $123-million acquisition in May of Cape Town startup GetSmarter by US listed company 2U. In all 12 of... Read more View the rest of the Venture Burn report here.

Kalon Venture Partners invests in The Sun…

October 24, 2017

 Kalon Venture Partners is proud to announce its 2nd investment in two months. The latest investment is The Sun Exchange, a peer-to-peer solar equipment leasing marketplace, domiciled in Delaware in the USA. The Sun Exchange raised $1.6 million (approx. R21million) from several strategic partners to accelerate global access to solar power. In addition to... Read more

“Join us in transforming Africa” – Kalon…

October 17, 2017

 This is the most transformative era in history and Section 12J venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners, formerly known as Grotech, is expecting to be at the forefront of change in Africa, said CEO Clive Butkow in an informative session at the African FinTech Awards at Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 October. Clive captivated guests... Read more To read the full article on CFO's website click here.

Investing in the perfect Entrepreneur? Look out…

September 13, 2017

“The most important skill for any entrepreneur is selling,” says Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners, reflecting on his youth working in clothing stores and on his successful career that followed. “Someone has to make the stuff and someone has to sell the stuff. If you can’t sell what you make, you can’t... Read more Read the rest of the article on here.

How do Section 12J VCCs mitigate risk…

September 11, 2017

To protect South African investors Section 12J Venture Capital Companies, (VCC’s) are highly regulated and require licenses from both the South African Revenue Service and Financial Services Board. When assessing section 12J funds to invest in, conducting a high level due diligence on the VCC is a necessary step for potential investors. Investors looking... Read more

Companies a Section 12J VCC can invest…

September 4, 2017

When looking at the investment rules of Section 12J, Venture Capital Companies follow a strict and clearly defined set of regulations, as well as follow their own mandates for selection of investments. For example, Kalon Venture Partners’, a Section 12J VCC, overriding strategy is to provide growth capital and acquire a minority stake in... Read more

Finance Indaba 2017

August 23, 2017

The CFO Finance Indaba will be taking place on the 12th & 13th October 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre. As a Partner of the convention Clive Butkow, on behalf of Kalon Venture Partners, will be presenting a thought provoking session on the growing FinTech sector and why it is reshaping the landscape for businesses and individuals alike.... Read more

Kalon Venture Partners and Smollan Group Invest…

August 14, 2017

Kalon Venture Partners, formerly Grotech, and Smollan Group SA both acquired a minority stake in South Africa’s fastest growing shopping community, SnapnSave. Kalon , a venture capital fund and Smollan Group,  a leading international retail solutions business invested R7 million each. SnapnSave, founded by Mark Bradshaw is South Africa’s leading cashback coupon app that... Read more