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The SunExchange in $25m ICO to allow…

April 19, 2018

The SunExchange, a Kalon Venture Partners investment, a blockchain-based solar micro-leasing marketplace, has introduced SUNEX, a new digital network token built for the Sun Exchange platform. The SUNEX network token is utilised in the new Sun Exchange Solar Project Insurance Fund (SPIF), designed to minimise risk and unlock financing for previously financially underserved solar... 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.

CBInsights: Blockchain Is Making Its Way Into…

April 4, 2018

BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED ENERGY TRANSACTIONS The majority of blockchain energy projects are focused on peer-to-peer (P2P) energy marketplaces. In Brooklyn, a partnership between LO3 Energy and Siemens has established the Brooklyn Microgrid, which allows customers to buy and sell energy to their neighbors via the blockchain. This means they don’t need to go through the utility, which is the central... Read more To read the full CB Insights article please 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.

The Sustainable Responsibilities of Technology Innovation

February 15, 2018

There are several main factors of thought when it comes to how to save our environment and ourselves from the inevitable manmade climate change. People believe that through technological innovation and economic development, we’ll figure out a way to solve our environmental problems and protect our world, while others believe we need to learn... Read more

The $4.5 Trillion Tech Industry, and How…

February 14, 2018

In 2017, the global information technology industry surpassed $4.5 trillion, according to the research consultancy IDC. If growth expectations materialise in the year ahead, spending will surpass the $4.8 trillion mark. One of the other basic truths of equities is that tech investments frequently sport higher premiums than almost any other market category. In... Read more

January Quarterly Report

January 31, 2018

It has been an exciting start to the year with many achievements, during this 6-week period, which I wanted to update you. On the 2nd of February we hosted our annual capital raise event which was attended by hundreds of people including; investors; entrepreneurs and other interested parties. The excitement at the event was... Read more