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Impact Investing in South African Startups

Impact Investing in South African Startups: Unleashing Innovation

Impact investing in South African startups have become a core growth area. South Africa is becoming known as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, with start-ups there pushing the envelope and questioning the status quo. Impact investment, which in itself is driving a significant amount of innovation and positive change, is at the heart of …

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South African venture capital

South African Venture Capital: Why Local is Lekker

For us as a purely South African venture capital firm, understanding of the the cultural connotations of “lekker” becomes pivotal. It signifies more than just success in business; it embodies the rich diversity, resilience, and innovation that characterize the entrepreneurial spirit of this nation. This article aims to explore the interplay between venture capital and …

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structure of a South African Investor Pitch deck

The Ultimate Guide to the Structure of a South African Investor Pitch Deck for Maximum Impact

With start-up fundraising, the importance of the Structure of a South African investor pitch deck, cannot be overstated. Picture this: you kick off your fundraising call with a personal introduction to the venture capital firm in South Africa which you have been trying to get a conversation with, only to find yourself inadvertently immersed in …

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Renewable Energy Funding South Africa Renewable Energy Funding South Africa - Exploring the Options

Renewable Energy Funding South Africa – Exploring the Options

When it comes to renewable energy funding South Africa, startups face both promising opportunities and unique challenges. In this article, we will delve into the world of renewable energy funding in South Africa, shedding light on the key options available, the hurdles to overcome, and the local resources that can pave the way for sustainable …

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impact venture capital firms in south africa Venture Capital Firms in South Africa Driving Change Through Impact Investing

Venture Capital Firms in South Africa Driving Change Through Impact Investing

In recent years, a new approach to investing has been gaining significant traction by venture capital firms in South Africa – impact investing. This innovative investment strategy goes beyond traditional financial considerations and aims to generate measurable, positive social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. In the South African context, a country with a history …

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South African Venture Capitalists Fuelling Growth Through South African Venture Capitalists: Strategies for Growth Stage Businesses

Fuelling Growth Through South African Venture Capitalists: Strategies for Growth Stage Businesses

The journey of fueling growth with South African Venture Capitalists is an exhilarating pursuit, characterised by innovative ideas, dedicated efforts, and an unwavering vision for expansion. Yet, the bedrock of transforming growth ambitions into reality lies in securing the essential fuel: funding. In the dynamic South African startup landscape, venture capital emerges as a pivotal …

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Private Growth Capital in South Africa White Paper: Harnessing Private Growth Capital in South Africa to Create Jobs

White Paper: Harnessing Private Growth Capital in South Africa to Create Jobs

This white paper explores the potential of harnessing private growth capital in South Africa to address the pressing issue of unemployment. With a focus on leveraging private sector investment to spur job creation, the paper delves into the country’s economic challenges, identifies key sectors for growth, examines potential barriers, and proposes strategies to attract and …

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Emerging Sectors for Venture Capital in South Africa

White Paper: Industry Spotlight – Emerging Sectors for Venture Capital in South Africa

EMERGING SECTORS FOR VENTURE CAPITAL IN SOUTH AFRICA Discovering untapped opportunities and growth trajectories to stay ahead of the curve in the dynamic landscape of venture capital in 2023. Welcome to the white paper on “Exploring Emerging Sectors for Venture Capital in South Africa.” In this comprehensive study, we dive deep into the vibrant landscape …

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Inclusive Venture Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa

White Paper: Driving Inclusive Venture Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa

INCLUSIVE VENTURE CAPITAL Empowering Marginalised Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa In Sub-Saharan Africa, venture capital has the potential to fuel economic growth, drive innovation, and empower entrepreneurs. However, the current state of venture capital in the region is often exclusive, with limited access and opportunities for marginalised groups. This white paper aims to address the challenges …

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what are corporate finance advisory services What Are Corporate Finance Advisory Services? Understanding and Guiding Your Business towards Financial Success

What Are Corporate Finance Advisory Services? Understanding and Guiding Your Business towards Financial Success

Have you ever wondered what are corporate finance advisory services? In this comprehensive guide, we will demystify the world of corporate finance advisory services, providing you with a clear understanding of its importance and how it can guide your business towards financial success. At Caban Investments, a trusted firm in South Africa, we specialise in …

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Matthew Musgrove

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.

Ben Botes

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.