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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.

Local Venture Capitalist, Clive Butkow, blames Silicon…

October 29, 2018

Over valuations are becoming increasingly prevalent among early-stage entrepreneurs in South Africa and Silicon Valley is to blame. So, says venture capitalist Clive Butkow of Kalon Venture Partners, who — when asked last week by Ventureburn on what drives over valuations of local startups — blamed the unrealistic perceptions on local startup founders who spend too much time... Read more To read the article on Ventureburn's website, please click here.

The 8 Most Important Lessons to Raising…

October 24, 2018

It is important for every entrepreneur to recognize that to raise venture capital (VC) is only one way to build and scale a business and the most important question every entrepreneur needs to ask is not “How do I raise venture capital?” It is rather “Do I need to raise venture capital?”. The following... Read more

Five South African Fintech Dealmakers your startup…

September 6, 2018

Fintech is one of the fastest growing startup sectors in the world. A number of SA startups have secured multi-million rand investments of late, including in i-Pay, WiiGroup, Enterseckt and Luno. KPMG estimates in a report last year that global investment in fintech companies grew from $19-billion in 2015 to over $31-billion in 2017. While a number of insurance... 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