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Cape Town edtech iXperience secures $2.5-million

May 28, 2021

Cape Town-based edtech company iXperience has secured $2.5-million in a Series A funding round led by Kalon Venture Partners and Caleo Private Equity. According to reports, iXperience will utilise the investment funding to expand its team, develop its innovative tech platform, launch programmes across different markets, and build its global strategic partnerships division. Clive... Read more To view this article on Ventureburn Click here.

Barely 5 years old, Ozow breaks R10bn…

May 24, 2021

CAPE TOWN – Barely five years after being founded, South African payment technology platform Ozow announced on Thursday that it had broken through the R10 billion milestone in transactions processed – and was looking at doubling the number of users on its platform in 2020 as part of aggressive expansion plans. Ozow is an... Read more To read the article on iol.co.za Click here.

FinChatBot & Go-Insur partnership promises powerful new…

May 24, 2021

A tie-up between Pancentric’s cloud-based digital insurance platform Go-Insur and conversational AI experts FinChatBot promises powerful new distribution and e-trading capabilities for brokers, MGAs, and scheme providers. “We’re on a mission to make the best and latest digital capabilities available to the rank and file of the insurance community, beyond the elite few –... Read more To view this article on pancentric.com Click Here.

You can still enjoy the sunset, with…

April 19, 2021

The S12J investment option gained significant traction during the last few years, among individuals and businesses seeking to reduce their tax liability – and find alternative sources of return in uncertain and volatile markets. This incentive allowed an investor a 100% deduction against taxable income in the year of investment if that investment was... 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.

Kalon’s Section 12J 2020-2021 raise exceeds all…

April 8, 2021

In February 2021 Kalon concluded a successful capital raise bringing Kalon’s total Assets Under Management to over R200 million with Fund II being over R100 million. June 2021 is the last opportunity to invest As you are most likely aware, National Treasury did not extend the sunset clause which has resulted in June 2021... Read more

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

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.

Section 12J Webinar

December 17, 2020

Want to own a stake in Ozow, Mobiz, Sendmarc and others? Kalon Venture Partners, a registered Section 12J Venture Capital Company, are thrilled to invite you to our live, online capital raising event. Taking place via a live Zoom webinar on Wednesday 27 January from 4pm – 6pm (CAT), this free event will acquaint... Read more