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COVID-19 and tech startup funding – how…

April 23, 2020

For now, all thoughts are on managing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with national lockdowns in place to try and get the virus under control. Yet the ramifications of the crisis for African tech startups could be felt for years to come. The number of COVID-19 cases globally has passed the two million... Read more To view this article on Disrupt Africa Click here.

SA marketing startup Mobiz raises $1m from…

April 2, 2020

South African mobile marketing startup Mobiz has raised a US$1 million funding round from Kalon Venture Partners to help it sustain its growth. Launched in 2014 by Greg Chen and Clark Lin, Mobiz is an easy-to-use marketing software platform that allows users to create well-designed and highly-personalised mobile campaigns within five minutes. The startup... Read more To read the article on disrupt-africa Click here

SA venture capitalists prepare for tough times…

March 23, 2020

SA venture capitalists are preparing for tough times ahead, as the onset of the coronavirus threatens to cut short funding rounds and in some cases place strain on their portfolio companies. Justin Stanford (pictured above), a general partner of Cape Town based venture capital (VC) company 4Di Capital, told Ventureburn earlier this week that... Read more To read the article on Ventureburn Click here.

Local proptech startup Flow adds behavioural search…

March 13, 2020

Last night local proptech startup Flow unveiled some of the new features it is working for its renting platform. The big announcement is the addition of behavioural search, which the startup believes will be a true game changer for the local rental marketplace. “The arrival of ‘Behavioural Search’ is set to revolutionise the rental... Read more To read the article on hypertext Click here.

SA FinTech Startup Ozow Breaks R10-bn Barrier

March 9, 2020

“South Africa is at the forefront of digital payments on the African continent, with triple digits growth in the last 12 months.” South African payment technology platform Ozow has broken through the R10bn milestone in transactions processed – and is looking at doubling the number of users on its platform in 2020 as part... Read more To read the article on techfinancials Click here.

Podcast – The impact of the recession…

March 6, 2020

Kieno Kammies talks to Clive Butkow, the CEO of Kalon Venture Partners and Bonang Mohale, the chair of Bidvest, about the technical recession facing South Africa and what this means for economic development. To listen to the podcast on CapeTalk click here.

Winning the Clone Wars – Kalon invests…

January 21, 2020

With the on-going threat of businesses within the cyber environment, a new alignment and investment towards a safer and more secure email ecosystem has been forged. South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners is proud to announce their investment in the leading cyber-security email protection and compliance business, Sendmarc. Sendmarc was launched in... Read more

“Africa is now”, but more capital needed…

November 15, 2019

BY TOM JACKSON ON NOVEMBER 15, 2019 That is according to panellists at the annual AfricArena event in Cape Town earlier this week, who agreed there was a huge amount of innovation on the continent that needed supporting. “We believe that Africa is now,” said Clive Butkow, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kalon... Read more To view the article on click here.

SnapnSave raises capital from Vunani

September 11, 2019

South African based venture capital firm Vunani Capital is pleased to announce its recent investment into SnapnSave through the Vunani Fintech Fund. SnapnSave is South Africa’s #1 cashback grocery coupon app that gives shoppers cash back on their favourite products, wherever and whenever they shop, just by snapping a photo of their till slip.... Read more