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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

7 Most Active Investors in African startups…

January 29, 2018

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of US$195 million. The Disrupt African Tech Startups Funding Report 2017, released this month, reveals a record amount of funding was secured over the course of 2017, by the highest number of startups to date. Total... Read more To view the full list click here.

Eight Gauteng startups to watch in 2018…

January 23, 2018

Johannesburg-based fintech startup i-Pay announced in November that it had secured a R10-million investment from venture capital (VC) firm and registered 12J VC fund Kalon Venture Partners. The startup’s electronic fund transfer (EFT) processing system automates EFT transactions and allows users to make instant, secure payments. Thomas Pays (pictured at right, together with Mitchan Adams, left and Lyle... Read more To view the full list click here.

TechCrunch Berlin: The Sun Exchange funds solar…

December 6, 2017

Solar power could transform small communities around the world, but remote villages can’t always scrape together the thousands of dollars required to install the requisite cells. The Sun Exchange wants to change that by leveraging the hearts and wallets of hobby investors who cover the installation costs and then have their share of the revenue trickle... Read more To view the full presentation from TechCrunch Berlin 2017 please click here.

Tech Central: Kalon invests R10m in SA…

November 24, 2017

Electronic payments specialist i-Pay has secured R10m in venture capital funding from Kalon Venture Partners, which it intends using to expand to other countries outside South Africa. The company, which facilitates bank-to-bank automated and instant electronic funds transfers, was launched in November 2014 by Thomas Pays, Mitchan Adams and Lyle Eckstein to offer an efficient... Read more To view the article on Tech Central's website please click here.

Kalon Venture Partners Invests in i-Pay, Instant…

November 17, 2017

Kalon Venture Partners is pleased to announce its recent investment in a leading payment service provider, i-Pay. The investment was exclusively announced to our shareholders at our Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday. This deal is our third investment in 4 months and is a further example of the unbelievable deal flow we are... Read more

Accenture Innovation Conference 2017

October 27, 2017

  On 17 October the Accenture Innovation Conference 2017 brought together the world’s top thinkers and experts in leading in the new and sustaining business to share their ideas on to leverage technology in a technology driven world. Clive Butkow, our CEO hosted a panel discussion with Matsi Modise (MD of SiMODiSA), Musa Kalenga... Read more Take a look at what took place at #AIC2017

Here are the 15 SA tech startups…

October 25, 2017

  South African tech startups have concluded deals valued at over $137.7-million so far this year, shows data tracked by Ventureburn. Ventureburn has tracked and reported on 15 deals valued at over $137.7-million to date in 2017 — including the $123-million acquisition in May of Cape Town startup GetSmarter by US listed company 2U. In all 12 of... Read more View the rest of the Venture Burn report here.