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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

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

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.

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

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.

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