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Barely 5 years old, Ozow breaks R10bn…

May 24, 2021

CAPE TOWN – Barely five years after being founded, South African payment technology platform Ozow announced on Thursday that it had broken through the R10 billion milestone in transactions processed – and was looking at doubling the number of users on its platform in 2020 as part of aggressive expansion plans. Ozow is an... Read more To read the article on iol.co.za Click here.

FinChatBot & Go-Insur partnership promises powerful new…

May 24, 2021

A tie-up between Pancentric’s cloud-based digital insurance platform Go-Insur and conversational AI experts FinChatBot promises powerful new distribution and e-trading capabilities for brokers, MGAs, and scheme providers. “We’re on a mission to make the best and latest digital capabilities available to the rank and file of the insurance community, beyond the elite few –... Read more To view this article on pancentric.com Click Here.

High margins and massive growth – why…

May 5, 2021

  “Partnering with Kalon has been one of the best decisions we’ve made at Sendmarc. Whatever we have wanted from Kalon, they’ve always delivered double+. Whether it be access to funding, client introductions, strategy or energy, Kalon has always over delivered. Clive and his team have made us feel like “we” are one team... Read more

2021 – 2022 investment now open

April 17, 2021

  Kalon’s Section 12J disruptive technology fund invests in entrepreneurs solving African problems with the potential to scale into global markets. We specialise in seeking out companies with high margins and unique intellectual property (IP) to invest in using a “high-touch” methodology and approach to assist these companies through hands-on involvement to help build... Read more

Local cyber-security tech startup secures funding

April 14, 2021

Johannesburg-based tech startup Sendmarc has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Kalon Venture Partners, a South African venture capital fund. Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners attributes the investment made into Sendmarc to its exceptional business model and offering created. “Kalon’s strategy is to invest in the best teams building innovative scalable... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn Click here.

Investing in disruptive technology through S12J

January 18, 2021

S12J Disruptive Technology In 2009, the South African government identified small and medium-sized entities (“SMEs”) as a potential major contributor to future economic growth. One of the main challenges to the sector, however, was the limited access of SME’s to equity finance. So, to incentivise investment, and assist these sectors with equity finance, the... Read more

The Top 12 Principles of Scaling a…

January 18, 2021

Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s okay to fail—and you will at some point. Then you will recover and be smarter, stronger, and more resilient than ever before. Passionately believe in your Big Picture Vision. Share it with your team, your customers, your partners, your friends, your family—anyone who will listen. Shut out the... Read more

Kalon In The News: Sunday Times

January 11, 2021

    The global tech boom that saw Amazon and Microsoft market valuations pass a trillion- and-a-half dollars in 2020 trickled down powerfully to start-ups – and SA was not left out of the action. Although there were no multibillion-dollar initial public offerings (IPOs) – as with Airbnb, Doordash and Snowflake in the US,... Read more To view the article on Sunday Times Click here.

Kalon Powered Webinar – Hosted by CFO.co.za

November 17, 2020

17 November 2020 – The Kalon-powered webinar with top entrepreneurs Clive Butkow, Thomas Pays and Sacha Matulovich was really a masterclass in business growth, entrepreneurship and the opportunities of investing into the section 12J fund. The webinar was hosted by cfo.co.za’s Joël Roerig. To view the recording of the event Click here.