Investor News

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

Kalon Powered Webinar – Hosted by

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’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 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

WATCH: Ventureburn and Kalon Venture Partners webinar…

October 7, 2020

In our second webinar hosted by Ventureburn in Partnership with Kalon Venture Partners, editor, Ishani Chetty discusses a 360-degree point of view around Section 12J, inspirational stories and how to benefit. Special guest speaker Greg Chen, CEO and co-founder of Mobiz, an investee tech start-up with Kalon Venture Partners and Clive Butkow, CEO and... Read more

Five South African Venture Capital firms

September 29, 2020

Funding is an integral part of upscaling a startup and one of the main mechanisms to access capital is through venture capital companies. We have decided to highlight five venture capital firms that have their roots in South Africa. These five companies have assisted various local startups to get off their feet and upscale... Read more To view the full article on Ventureburn Click here.

Kalon Venture Partners picks up a stake…

September 7, 2020

Venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners has invested in cyber security start-up Sendmarc. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Kalon, an African venture capital fund set up to invest in digital disruptive technology, says with the ongoing cyber threats to businesses, a new alignment and investment towards a safer and more secure... Read more To view the article on IT Web click here.

WATCH: Ventureburn and Kalon Venture Partners webinar…

September 1, 2020

In our first webinar, hosted by Ventureburn in Partnership with Kalon Venture Partners, we discussed the possible changes in legislation along with covering an overall understanding of Section 12J. Our first webinar was hosted by Ventureburn editor, Ishani Chetty and featured guest speakers, Clive Butkow, a venture capitalist and founder of Kalon Venture Partners... Read more To view the video and read the article on Ventureburn click here.