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High margins and massive growth – why…

May 5, 2021

  “Partnering with Kalon has been one of the best decisions we’ve made at Sendmarc. Whatever we have wanted from Kalon, they’ve always delivered double+. Whether it be access to funding, client introductions, strategy or energy, Kalon has always over delivered. Clive and his team have made us feel like “we” are one team... Read more

2021 – 2022 investment now open

April 17, 2021

  Kalon’s Section 12J disruptive technology fund invests in entrepreneurs solving African problems with the potential to scale into global markets. We specialise in seeking out companies with high margins and unique intellectual property (IP) to invest in using a “high-touch” methodology and approach to assist these companies through hands-on involvement to help build... Read more

Local cyber-security tech startup secures funding

April 14, 2021

Johannesburg-based tech startup Sendmarc has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Kalon Venture Partners, a South African venture capital fund. Clive Butkow, CEO of Kalon Venture Partners attributes the investment made into Sendmarc to its exceptional business model and offering created. “Kalon’s strategy is to invest in the best teams building innovative scalable... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn Click here.

Investing in disruptive technology through S12J

January 18, 2021

S12J Disruptive Technology In 2009, the South African government identified small and medium-sized entities (“SMEs”) as a potential major contributor to future economic growth. One of the main challenges to the sector, however, was the limited access of SME’s to equity finance. So, to incentivise investment, and assist these sectors with equity finance, the... Read more

The Top 12 Principles of Scaling a…

January 18, 2021

Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s okay to fail—and you will at some point. Then you will recover and be smarter, stronger, and more resilient than ever before. Passionately believe in your Big Picture Vision. Share it with your team, your customers, your partners, your friends, your family—anyone who will listen. Shut out the... Read more

Kalon In The News: Sunday Times

January 11, 2021

    The global tech boom that saw Amazon and Microsoft market valuations pass a trillion- and-a-half dollars in 2020 trickled down powerfully to start-ups – and SA was not left out of the action. Although there were no multibillion-dollar initial public offerings (IPOs) – as with Airbnb, Doordash and Snowflake in the US,... Read more To view the article on Sunday Times Click here.

Kalon Powered Webinar – Hosted by CFO.co.za

November 17, 2020

17 November 2020 – The Kalon-powered webinar with top entrepreneurs Clive Butkow, Thomas Pays and Sacha Matulovich was really a masterclass in business growth, entrepreneurship and the opportunities of investing into the section 12J fund. The webinar was hosted by cfo.co.za’s Joël Roerig. To view the recording of the event Click here.

FinChatBot Secures R25 Million To Expand Into…

November 12, 2020

FinChatBot, a creator of conversational AI solutions for the financial services industry, has attracted $1.6 million (R25 million) in investments. The investment was led by Saviu Ventures, a French investment holding company which focuses on African startups; Mauritius-based Compass Venture Capital and leading South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners. Both Compass Venture... Read more To view the article on techfinancials.co.za Click here.

Kalon invests in Carscan – An Investment…

October 14, 2020

When Venture Capitalists come across an investment opportunity that is not disrupting a current market but creating a new one, they know they are onto something scalable. Kalon Venture Partners, the IDF and as of today an unnamed investor, all bought into the vision and have invested in this technology startup in the automotive... Read more