Investor News

A Proptech (R)evolution

April 4, 2019

Author: Daniel Levy, co-founder of Flow Technology has revolutionised much of our daily lives. From buying groceries, to going on holiday, and booking a taxi to finding a plumber, tech has made our lives easier and more rewarding. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago,... Read more To view this article on the Real Estate Investor website click here.

BusinessLive: Making the most when investing in…

January 6, 2019

Given the current state of the South African economy, the Treasury’s Section 12J tax incentive is arguably one of the few incentives ensuring the country receives investment across most sectors, particularly sectors that have a large impact on job creation, such as mining, agriculture and tourism. Given the enormous interest from South Africans to... Read more To view the Article by Jonty Sacks on the BusinessLive website please click here.

Section 12J VC incentive a good start,…

December 14, 2018

The world of startups is a risky choice for an investor. But there is a clever way you can reduce that risk, and that is by investing in a government-sanctioned Section 12J fund. The tech industry often laments that government can do more to support small business. Yes, it can do more, but here... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn please click here

FinChatBot Secures Investment from Kalon Venture Partners…

November 15, 2018

Clive Butkow (CEO of Kalon Venture Partners), Antoine Paillusseau (CEO and Co-Founder of FinChatBot) and Fabrice Boullé (Partner at Compass Capital) celebrating the deal at AfricArena 2018. South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based VC Compass are pleased to announce their co-investment into one of the leading Financial Services chatbot providers,... Read more To view FinChatBots website please click here.

Does Venture Capital Really Close the Unemployment…

November 14, 2018

It is widely known that startups and scale-ups create the vast majority of jobs in the formal economy, providing, on average, 66% of jobs worldwide and the greatest share of jobs in low-income countries like South Africa. Giving thanks to early stage business’ outstanding capacity to increase productivity through innovation, these SME enterprises are... Read more

What Investors Should Look for When Investing…

November 13, 2018

What Investors should look for when Investing in a Section 12J Company In recent years the South African government has identified small and medium-sized entities (“SMEs”) as a major contributor to future economic growth. One of the main challenges to the economic growth of SMEs is access to equity finance. To assist these sectors... Read more

Kalon, Smollan up stake in SnapnSave to…

November 5, 2018

Venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners and retail solutions company the Smollan Group SA have increased their stake in SA shopping community SnapnSave to over 50% with a new funding round totaling R7-million. The current tranche forms part of a R14-million round in funding committed by the two investors in August last year. SnapnSave’s app facilitates discounts for shoppers on... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn's website please click here.

i-Pay Nominated for South African Venture Capital…

August 15, 2018

Kalon Venture Partners is proud to announce that our investee company, i-Pay, is one of the three shortlisted ventures for the South African Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2018 in the Small Companies category. The awards, which recognise portfolio companies that have thrived from private equity and venture capital investment in the region,... Read more To view the full VentureBurn article please click here.

SnapnSave introduces cashback rewards programme for wholesaler…

July 24, 2018

Locally developed cashback rewards app, SnapnSave, has launched in the wholesale trade sector, allowing independent traders and spaza owners to benefit from cashback rewards, regardless of which wholesaler they shop at. SnapnSave’s till-slip technology allows independent traders to get cashback on their purchases at any wholesaler nationwide and in turn, allows brands to promote... Read more