ABOUT US

Caban Investments is an Impact Venture Capital firm, operating across Sub Saharan Africa. We work with seed, early, and growth stage businesses with the intention to positively impact the environment, societies and economies we operate in.

Clients typically approach us to support them with Venture Capital, Business Funding, Business Finance and Small Business Funding.

 The team at Caban Investments has extensive experience in the financial services, impact investing in South Africa, renewable energy, education, financial technology, media, manufacturing, engineering and agricultural sectors.  We have significant experience in the financial services industry & and business funding South Africa, primarily in the assistance of high-growth firms. It is our express belief that organisations can generate profits whilst having a positive impact on the environment and at the same time, uplifting people.

We aim to generate sustainable financial returns and social capital for our partners and ourselves through exposure to high growth opportunities.

“We are entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs.”

Dave Romero – CEO, Caban Investments Ltd

OUR SERVICES

Supporting Early and Growth Stage Business Across Sub-Sharan Africa

VENTURE CAPITAL

Caban Investments is actively involved in private equity, venture capital and corporate finance activity, primarily

IMPACT INVESTING

As part of our impact investment driven approach, we value bringing businesses and communities together

CORPORATE FINANCE ADVISORY

Caban Investments is actively involved in private equity, venture capital ..

BUSINESS FUNDING

Business funding is a core part of the services delivered to the businesses we support.

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Dr RUBEN RICHARDS - Chairman

Ruben Richards is a truly inspirational South African leader. Through his peace-building seminars for criminal gangs, Dr Ruben has facilitated the longest ceasefire in the history of gang warfare on the Cape Flats.

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DAVE ROMERO - Group CEO

Dave Romero is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with a passion for making an impact. A qualified Professional Accountant, Dave has been a director in multiple financial institutions and was once the youngest Chairman on the JSE, in addition to being listed as one of Business Times’ Top 100 companies and the 40th fastest-growing company in South Africa.

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BEN BOTES - GROUP MD

Ben Botes is Group Managing Director for the CAban Group. He is a Entrepreneur, VC, co-Founder, Author and Academic with a strong social conscience. Ben Involved with early stage and growth firms for the past 20 years.

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TIM SCHOLTZ- COO

Tim Scholtz, who's is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Caban Investments, is experienced in implementing corporate governance guidelines, formulating risk management structures, process and cost optimization

OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT

Key to the Caban ethos, is our belief in supporting people and communities. This lies at the heart of who we are as a business. Meet some of the communities we support.

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Matthew Musgrove

Matthew is an entrepreneur and business Advisor with a passion for change management and social empowerment. With a background in business accounting and advisory, as well clinical research project management, he strives to find strategic and sustainable solutions to business problems.

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MARK VAN HOFF

Mark Van Hoff comes from background of technical & production planning, budgeting & scheduling of major live events. As the first production co-ordinator at M-NET for Outside Broadcasts, Mark has managed major local and international productions including Miss South Africa, Miss World, multiple music events and major sports events, including the PnP Cycling Tour.​Mark co-founded Van-Man Productions in 1994, Page to Picture in 2000 and Move Media Networks in 2007. All three companies have achieved domestic success and have been well-regarded in the South African production industry.

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OLUWASEUN ADEWUYI

Oluwaseun Adewuyi who is the Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO) at Caban, is a Certified Chartered Accountant, with Fellowship status at both the ACCA as well as the Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a UK Based industry body with a specific focus on the management of charities, not-for-profit organisations and NGOs.. Oluwaseun comes with strong business acumen and 20+ years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within well-reputed and high growth organisations Including Next Plc and Royal Mail. He has been heavily involved in impact investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and has been instrumental in the creation of a series of community schools in West Africa. Throughout his career, he oversaw a broad range of operations, including Business Strategy and Business Reorganisation, summarising the organisation’s financial status, and coordinating the preparation of tactical plans, financial forecasts, and budgets. Adept at developing and implementing effective internal control framework to maintain sound financial accountability.

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TIM SCHOLTZ

Tim Scholtz, who's is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Caban Investments, is experienced in implementing corporate governance guidelines, formulating risk management structures, process and cost optimization. Tim has a strong corporate background, having worked as COO at the South African Tourism board, was COO at the Nelson Mandela foundation and as a internal audit manager at Arthur Anderson earlier in his career.

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BEN BOTES

Ben Botes is Entrepreneur, VC, co-Founder, Author and Academic with a strong social conscience. Ben Involved with early stage and growth firms for the past 20 years and has been Co-founder of 9 separate businesses across Africa. Ben has directly and indirectly been involved in impact investment and the support of charities and non profits for the last 30 years. Ben is a regular speaker at the African Investment Conference in London and has been featured in Wall Street for Europe, The Guardian Small Business, BBC, the Mail and Guardian in the UK and BizCommunity, Channel 3 TV, Investors Weekly, The Cape Times, Radio 702 with John Robbie and Good Hope FM in South Africa

Dave Romero

DAVE ROMERO

Dave Romero is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with a passion for making an impact. A qualified Professional Accountant, Dave has been a director in multiple financial institutions and was once the youngest Chairman on the JSE, in addition to being listed as one of Business Times’ Top 100 companies and the 40th fastest-growing company in South Africa. Dave is a core founder of the Caban Group, which aims to provide a comprehensive service offering to small businesses in return for equity. With a passion for nurturing entrepreneurs, Dave can often be found outside of the boardroom – offering advice, creating innovative funding solutions and building communities through sustainable practices.

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Dr RUBEN RICHARDS

Dr Ruben Richards is a truly inspirational South African leader. Through his peace-building seminars for criminal gangs, Dr Ruben has facilitated the longest ceasefire in the history of gang warfare on the Cape Flats. In addition to being Chairman & Founder of the non-profit Ruben Richards Foundation, Dr Ruben is an ordained cleric, company director, non-executive Chairman of Visual International Limited and was once the Deputy Director-General of the now-disbanded Scorpions.