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The SunExchange in $25m ICO to allow…

April 19, 2018

The SunExchange, a Kalon Venture Partners investment, a blockchain-based solar micro-leasing marketplace, has introduced SUNEX, a new digital network token built for the Sun Exchange platform. The SUNEX network token is utilised in the new Sun Exchange Solar Project Insurance Fund (SPIF), designed to minimise risk and unlock financing for previously financially underserved solar... Read more

CBInsights: Blockchain Is Making Its Way Into…

April 4, 2018

BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED ENERGY TRANSACTIONS The majority of blockchain energy projects are focused on peer-to-peer (P2P) energy marketplaces. In Brooklyn, a partnership between LO3 Energy and Siemens has established the Brooklyn Microgrid, which allows customers to buy and sell energy to their neighbors via the blockchain. This means they don’t need to go through the utility, which is the central... Read more To read the full CB Insights article please 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.

Business Day Live: Section 12J Tax Scheme…

March 9, 2018

Section 12J of the Income Tax Act has been a “huge success” in that it has ignited SA’s venture-capital industry and unlocked funding for innovative firms, says Clive Butkow, CEO of section 12J company Kalon Venture Partners. Section 12J was introduced in 2009 to incentivise investments in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) via tax... Read more To view the article on Business Day Live click here.

7 Most Active Investors in African startups…

January 29, 2018

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of US$195 million. The Disrupt African Tech Startups Funding Report 2017, released this month, reveals a record amount of funding was secured over the course of 2017, by the highest number of startups to date. Total... Read more To view the full list click here.

Eight Gauteng startups to watch in 2018…

January 23, 2018

Johannesburg-based fintech startup i-Pay announced in November that it had secured a R10-million investment from venture capital (VC) firm and registered 12J VC fund Kalon Venture Partners. The startup’s electronic fund transfer (EFT) processing system automates EFT transactions and allows users to make instant, secure payments. Thomas Pays (pictured at right, together with Mitchan Adams, left and Lyle... Read more To view the full list click here.

Tech Central: Kalon invests R10m in SA…

November 24, 2017

Electronic payments specialist i-Pay has secured R10m in venture capital funding from Kalon Venture Partners, which it intends using to expand to other countries outside South Africa. The company, which facilitates bank-to-bank automated and instant electronic funds transfers, was launched in November 2014 by Thomas Pays, Mitchan Adams and Lyle Eckstein to offer an efficient... Read more To view the article on Tech Central's website please click here.

Kalon Venture Partners Invests in i-Pay, Instant…

November 17, 2017

Kalon Venture Partners is pleased to announce its recent investment in a leading payment service provider, i-Pay. The investment was exclusively announced to our shareholders at our Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday. This deal is our third investment in 4 months and is a further example of the unbelievable deal flow we are... Read more