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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 CFO.co.za 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

Africa Capital Digest – Grotech rebrands to…

August 2, 2017

  Grovest Tech, often referred to as Grotech, is rebranding itself to better reflect it’s goal of becoming the continent’s pre-eminent digital technology venture investor.  Kalon Venture Partners, as the South African 12J Venture Capital Company is now known, will continue to be led by Clive Butkow who said the firm’s revised mission was... Read more To read the full article Click here.

VentureBurn – Grotech rebrand to Kalon Venture…

August 1, 2017

South African Section 12J venture capital (VC) company Grotech has rebranded as Kalon Venture Partners. Kalon CEO Clive Butkow said the rebranding was to avoid being seen as associated with another Section 12J VC company, Grovest. “The confusion in the marketplace was that we were an offshoot of Grovest and that’s where the initial idea for... Read more To read the full feature click here.

VC company Grotech rebrands as Kalon Venture…

July 24, 2017

Section 12J Venture Capital company, Grotech has rebranded as Kalon Venture Partners.  For the last 18 months, the business did extensive screenings of hundreds of companies and a number new deals are imminent, with a number of other high growth disruptive digital technology companies in the investment pipeline.   The one of the companies... Read more

The investment that’s 100% tax deductible

July 15, 2017

In the current market environment, astute investors are increasingly looking at alternative asset classes. In a low return world, where uncertainty is high, finding alternative sources of return is very appealing. In this regard, a growing number of South Africans are investing in venture capital companies that operate under Section 12J of the Income... Read more