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S12J Part one: All you need to…

August 11, 2020

In preparation for the webinar series, venture capitalist Clive Butkow of Kalon Venture Partners shares the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Section 12J. A Section 12J investment provides the investor with a unique opportunity to invest in a tax-deductible investment vehicle. In an effort to afford small and medium-sized entities in... Read more To view this article on Ventureburn Click here.

Ozow – Paving the Way for Open…

July 28, 2020

Adding over 100,000 new users a month in South Africa and Namibia alone, Ozow is now taking steps to bring its payments platform to the rest of Africa and the world. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“In a constantly changing global economy, traditionally dominated by large banks since 1472, (something which is unlikely to change in... Read more To read the article on Yahoo Click here

Ensure 24 months runway if you want…

April 24, 2020

Startups that are not venture capital (VC) funded and are looking to get VC funding, should have a minimum of 24-months worth of cash in the bank or secured revenue, in order to close investment, says Kalon Venture Partners CEO Clive Butkow. Talking in a Zoom video with Virtual Actuary’s Adi Kaimowitz yesterday, Butkow... Read more To read the article on Ventureburn Click here.

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.

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.