Investor News

FinChatBot Secures Investment from Kalon Venture Partners…

November 15, 2018

Clive Butkow (CEO of Kalon Venture Partners), Antoine Paillusseau (CEO and Co-Founder of FinChatBot) and Fabrice Boullé (Partner at Compass Capital) celebrating the deal at AfricArena 2018. South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based VC Compass are pleased to announce their co-investment into one of the leading Financial Services chatbot providers,... Read more To view FinChatBots website please click here.

Does Venture Capital Really Close the Unemployment…

November 14, 2018

It is widely known that startups and scale-ups create the vast majority of jobs in the formal economy, providing, on average, 66% of jobs worldwide and the greatest share of jobs in low-income countries like South Africa. Giving thanks to early stage business’ outstanding capacity to increase productivity through innovation, these SME enterprises are... Read more

What Investors Should Look for When Investing…

November 13, 2018

What Investors should look for when Investing in a Section 12J Company In recent years the South African government has identified small and medium-sized entities (“SMEs”) as a major contributor to future economic growth. One of the main challenges to the economic growth of SMEs is access to equity finance. To assist these sectors... Read more

Kalon, Smollan up stake in SnapnSave to…

November 5, 2018

Venture capital company Kalon Venture Partners and retail solutions company the Smollan Group SA have increased their stake in SA shopping community SnapnSave to over 50% with a new funding round totaling R7-million. The current tranche forms part of a R14-million round in funding committed by the two investors in August last year. SnapnSave’s app facilitates discounts for shoppers on... Read more To view the article on Ventureburn's website please click here.

i-Pay Nominated for South African Venture Capital…

August 15, 2018

Kalon Venture Partners is proud to announce that our investee company, i-Pay, is one of the three shortlisted ventures for the South African Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards 2018 in the Small Companies category. The awards, which recognise portfolio companies that have thrived from private equity and venture capital investment in the region,... Read more To view the full VentureBurn article please click here.

SnapnSave introduces cashback rewards programme for wholesaler…

July 24, 2018

Locally developed cashback rewards app, SnapnSave, has launched in the wholesale trade sector, allowing independent traders and spaza owners to benefit from cashback rewards, regardless of which wholesaler they shop at. SnapnSave’s till-slip technology allows independent traders to get cashback on their purchases at any wholesaler nationwide and in turn, allows brands to promote... 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.

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.