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Understanding Machine Learning in 5 Minutes

October 16, 2018

“Machine learning” sounds mysterious for most people. Only a small fraction of professionals really know what it stands for. The reason for this, is this technology hype word is rather technical and difficult. I would like to bridge this gap and explain simply what machine learning (ML) is and how it is being used... Read more

Five South African Fintech Dealmakers your startup…

September 6, 2018

Fintech is one of the fastest growing startup sectors in the world. A number of SA startups have secured multi-million rand investments of late, including in i-Pay, WiiGroup, Enterseckt and Luno. KPMG estimates in a report last year that global investment in fintech companies grew from $19-billion in 2015 to over $31-billion in 2017. While a number of insurance... 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

Quarterly Report – Q2 2018

July 18, 2018

We continue to make progress on a number of fronts including; deal flow; investments; partnerships and strategic alliances and many more. We also have further clarity on general guidance that govern Section 12 J Venture Capital Companies (VCC’s). Section 12 J  SARS recently released a draft guide, which is based on the legislation at... Read more

i-Pay Feature: Five SA tech startups that…

July 18, 2018

South African tech startups are slowly waking up to the massive untapped market that is the rest of the continent. If data from Ventureburn’s 2017 tech startup survey is anything to go by, an increasing percentage of tech startups are looking to Africa to market their new solutions. In all 40% of the 260 SA tech startup... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn's website please click here.

4 things Kalon Venture Partners looks for…

June 8, 2018

Disruptive technology that is 12 months ahead of the competition. A proven product. A large addressable market. The best team on the planet. These are four things venture capitalist Clive Butkow looks for when his Kalon Venture Partners — a registered Section 12J Venture Capital Company picks tech startups to invest in. Butkow’s Johannesburg based VC company already... Read more