Entrepreneur News

Winning the Clone Wars – Kalon invests…

January 21, 2020

With the on-going threat of businesses within the cyber environment, a new alignment and investment towards a safer and more secure email ecosystem has been forged. South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners is proud to announce their investment in the leading cyber-security email protection and compliance business, Sendmarc. Sendmarc was launched in... Read more

Filling the missing middle

December 4, 2019

Naspers has set aside $100 million to support the development of South African tech innovation. But just what is Naspers Foundry? And how will it impact the local venture capital space? Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, Naspers (Karolina Komendera) What started as a publishing company in the Western Cape in 1915, the Naspers of today is a... Read more To view the article on Brainstorm Magazine, Click Here

“Africa is now”, but more capital needed…

November 15, 2019

BY TOM JACKSON ON NOVEMBER 15, 2019 Disrupt-Africa.com That is according to panellists at the annual AfricArena event in Cape Town earlier this week, who agreed there was a huge amount of innovation on the continent that needed supporting. “We believe that Africa is now,” said Clive Butkow, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kalon... Read more To view the article on disrupt-africa.com click here.

Entrepreneur Lessons – True Entrepreneurs Have Confidence

October 17, 2019

Entrepreneur lessons from a Venture Capitalist – True Entrepreneurs Have Confidence – as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford Confident entrepreneurs take risks. When confident people see an opportunity, they take it. Instead... Read more

Entrepreneur Lessons – Top Traits of a…

October 14, 2019

There are several common features and traits that successful entrepreneurs share. Even if you don’t have these yet, you can develop them with practice and perseverance: They Make Actionable Plans — An entrepreneur makes plans to do things, but they don’t just make plans — they make plans that are actionable. They Know It’s... Read more

Are you fund raising? Questions Entrepreneurs Must…

September 26, 2019

Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners advises entrepreneurs on key questions to consider before raising funds. 1. Do I Really Want Outside Funding? Funding isn’t free. I warn entrepreneurs at every opportunity that they must carefully weigh the financial consequences of taking outside money. It may not only come with interest and giving... Read more

Are These Six, SA’s Most Important Venture…

August 23, 2019

Who would you turn to if you were a SA tech startup looking for venture capital (VC)? South Africa’s VC sector has grown substantially in recent years, with over R1-billion invested in startups and early-stage companies in 2017, according to report last year by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s (Savca) (see this story).... Read more

Brand New Technology for Millennial Renters

August 13, 2019

#GenerationRent, a new App, rewards rental tenants and landlords Positioned to cater specifically to the Millennial demographic, this service is a brand new take on rental services. Being trumpeted as a disrupter in the property market has not made Gil Sperling, CEO of Flow, complacent about his success as a 35-year-old millennial. Sperling made... Read more To view the article on privateproperty.co.za click here.

Entrepreneur Lessons – Why is it worth…

August 6, 2019

Everyone can be an entrepreneur if you want to be one. But, it’s possible you may have to let go of old ways of thinking and doing things. You may have to push your boundaries like you never have before, and for sure, you have to get over the idea that when you work,... Read more