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Turning your business into a highly valued…

June 13, 2019

Clive Butkow, Kalon CEO was interviewed by Robert Jewell and the a4e Team. This newsletter is based on an interview I had with Clive Butkow, the Chief Executive Officer of Kalon Venture Partners. The interview was aired on Impact Radio 103FM on 10 June 2019. You can also listen to the interview by clicking... Read more To view the article on www.a4e.co.za click here

Entrepreneur Lessons – Do I Need a…

June 10, 2019

Successful people get coaches. They invest in a coach, because they are HUMBLE enough to acknowledge they can’t figure out next level success on their own (otherwise, they’d already be at that level). High performers invest in coaches because they want the edge, they want confidence knowing they’re striving intelligently, they want to cut... Read more

Entrepreneur Lessons – To Outsource or Not?

June 6, 2019

As an entrepreneur, should I outsource as much as possible? When it comes to outsourcing it can be a difficult decision to make at first. Of course, there are some processes that can or even should stay in-house. However, most of them can be outsourced. It is important to ask yourself a few main... Read more

Go With The Flow

June 6, 2019

As it currently stands, the property industry both locally and abroad is one of the few industries that have not yet been disrupted by tech or innovation. For Flow CEO Gil Sperling, this was a golden opportunity to execute an incredible vision. “Compared with any other industry, the property industry – and in particular... Read more To read the article on fastcompany.co.za click here.

SnapnSave creates brand loyalty program for small…

May 6, 2019

Kieno Kammies from Cape Talk Radio speaks to mark Bradshaw, co-founder of SnapnSave. The SnapnSave app has helped shoppers save money by rewarding them with cashback by simply scanning in their till slips at their convenience, and have now taken it to a new level by offering cashback rewards to smaller retailers who buy... Read more to view the article on Cape Talk's website click here

Entrepreneur lessons from a Venture Capitalist

April 29, 2019

Signs that tell a VC you are an amateur? You bring “weird” people to the pitch meetings. Do not bring “advisors”. Do not bring anyone that isn’t a key employee. Do not have a non-CEO/founder lead a meeting. Invite the CEO or the CEO and co-founder only at first. You ask for money to... Read more

Racing Ahead – These VCs Were The…

April 12, 2019

Even though conversations centred around resisting the lure of VC money or doing away with it all together are just beginning to pop up in the West, it is a well-known fact that startups in this part of the world are still almost exclusively reliant on funding from VCs for growth and expansion and... Read more To view the article on weetracker.com click here.

South African VC firm aims to become…

April 11, 2019

Exclusive Interview by Neall De Beer: As PropTech takes shape on the African continent, Venture Capitalists are marrying disruptive tech innovation with capital and solving African problems. I caught up with Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners, one of the leading African Venture Capital firms investing in PropTech. ND: Tell me about Kalon... Read more To view the article on Linkedin click here.

Empowering entrepreneurship with zero fees

April 11, 2019

The conversations around empowering entrepreneurship has become very dominant globally and locally. And the solution may be found in an initiative by a local South African company who has become the first payment processor to offer zero processing for emerging businesses and NGOs. Adesh Kisten, Chief Commercial Officer of Ozow joins CNBC Africa for... Read more To view the video on CNBC Africa website click here.