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The Experts Top Tech Trends for 2019

February 8, 2019

Technology is now evolving at such a rapid pace that annual predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they even go live as a published blog post or article. As we take our first steps into 2019, innovation and agility have become essential competitive ingredients for any organization, regardless of industry. Companies need to... Read more

New app paves way for proptech; rewards…

January 30, 2019

Local proptech startup, Flow, has raised R20 million in South Africa’s biggest proptech seed investment to date. The mobile app co-founded by Gil Sperling, Daniel Levy and Jonathan Liebmann, is setting out to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour and empowering millennial renters. Gil Sperling explains to Nompu Siziba how being... Read more

Kalon Venture Partners leads a R20 million…

January 28, 2019

Left to right: Flow Co-Founders Jonathan Liebmann, Gil Sperling and Daniel Levy South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners today announced that a lead investment of R10 million had been made in local proptech platform Flow, an app that rewards tenants for good behaviour. With Flow, the first app of its kind in... Read more

What venture capitalists look for in tech…

January 22, 2019

I am actively involved in the South African tech entrepreneur ecosystem and invest in early-stage start-ups that are looking for growth capital. Founders ask me many questions, but there’s one they ask me more often than any other: “How do investors evaluate and invest in start-ups?” Having worked directly with over 100 early-stage tech companies across... Read more To view this article on ITwebs website please click here.

2019 will see the rise of digital…

January 9, 2019

With the launch of Bank Zero, TYME and Discovery Bank, the retail banking industry is set for a shake-up, says Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode. “This offers many fintechs the opportunity to either partner with these new disruptors to help them with their new customer value... Read more To view this article on ITWeb's Website please 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

Local VC firm seeks ‘world-changing’ ideas

December 12, 2018

Clive Butkow, founder and chief executive officer of South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners, is looking to invest into “world-changing” start-up companies. A former Accenture chief operations officer, Butkow says Kalon Venture Partners invests in high- growth technology companies, with innovative business models. Butkow founded the company in 2016. It quickly raised R100 million, and... Read more To view the article on ITWeb's website please click here.

How We Made It In Africa: Meet…

December 7, 2018

What part of your job keeps you awake at night? At Kalon Venture Partners we invest other people’s money in tech startup businesses. This is a risky asset class and making sure we have dealt with all the risks of our investments – e.g. team risk, product risk, market risk, deal terms risk, and to ensure... Read more To view this article on the HWMIIA Website please click here.