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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

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

The irony of Venture Capitalists in South…

May 30, 2018

“The irony of venture capitalists in South Africa is that they don’t really venture,” said entrepreneur Benji Coetzee as Matt Brown kicked off the second in his Secrets of Scale events, hosted by MESH Club in Rosebank. In keeping with the Matt Brown Show’s quirky, honest and above-all authentic take on the challenges facing... Read more

April Quarterly Update

May 4, 2018

Dear Shareholders, Looking back on an exciting start to 2018, where we have achieved a number of key milestones, which I would like to share with you. Firstly, the Kalon share price, as at the end of February, 2018, was re-valued from R1000 per share to R1100 per share. We also closed our capital... Read more

i-Pay: The Role of EFT Payments in…

April 16, 2018

Thomas Pays, CEO of i-Pay explains that as e-commerce has become more popular, payment technology – particularly that around the security of online payments – has advanced alongside to benefit consumers, including EFT payments. “Consumers who are online demand shopping experiences that are less hassle than getting in the car and driving to the store,... Read more To read the article of bizcommunity click here.

i-Pay CEO – We’ve hit burst of…

March 19, 2018

i-Pay CEO, Thomas Pays With just over two months left in which to raise $5-million in funding, things at Johannesburg fintech i-Pay are picking up, says co-founder and CEO Thomas Pays. “We haven’t (had) a quiet period in the past two months,” said Pays (pictured above in conversation with Sarah Strauss) at a French Tech event held yesterday... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn's website please click here.

Endeavor Selects Kalon Investment i-Pay at the…

March 12, 2018

Endeavor selected 22 entrepreneurs leading 14 companies from 8 countries at the 77th International Selection Panel (ISP) in Dubai, including MENA ride-hailing leader Careem. Endeavor now supports 1,621 entrepreneurs leading 1,014 companies in 30 growth markets around the world. Panelists at the event, held February 20-22, 2018, in Dubai and hosted by Endeavor UAE, included top business leaders and investors from the MENA region... Read more To read the full Endeavor list please click here.

Business Day Live: Section 12J Tax Scheme…

March 9, 2018

Section 12J of the Income Tax Act has been a “huge success” in that it has ignited SA’s venture-capital industry and unlocked funding for innovative firms, says Clive Butkow, CEO of section 12J company Kalon Venture Partners. Section 12J was introduced in 2009 to incentivise investments in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via tax... Read more To view the article on Business Day Live click here.