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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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Presenting Your Idea to Venture Capital Funds Pitch Perfect: Avoid These 7 Costly Mistakes When Presenting Your Idea to Venture Capital Funds

Pitch Perfect: Avoid These 7 Costly Mistakes When Presenting Your Idea to Venture Capital Funds

If you are an entrepreneur or growth firm CEO, you may be presenting your idea to venture capital funds to raise the fund . VC funds can be a great source of capital, but getting their attention can be a daunting task. Pitching your idea to a VC fund requires careful planning and execution. In …

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Raising VC funding in Africa Raising VC funding in Africa; the VC's perspective

Raising VC funding in Africa; the VC’s perspective

Raising VC funding in Africa can seem like a daunting task for entrepreneurs. With venture capital (VC) being one of the most common sources of funding for early or growth stage businesses, understanding the perspective of VCs becomes crucial. In this thought-provoking article, we delve into the key factors that VCs consider and provide actionable …

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Promoting Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Promoting Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Lessons from Successful National Start-up Ecosystems

Promoting Entrepreneurship in South Africa is crucial for economic growth and job creation. With South Africa now forecasted by the IMF to have the highest unemployment rate globally, this article explores the benefits of entrepreneurship in South Africa, including job creation and the prevention of brain drain. To create an entrepreneurial culture, the South African …

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Social Value Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Social Value Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Venture Capital Firms in Driving Sustainable Value

The concept of social value investment in Sub-Saharan Africa has gained significant traction as the region seeks sustainable development. This article explores the importance of social value investment in Sub-Saharan Africa and examines the role of venture capital firms in Sub-Sharan Africa in driving it. With their unique position as catalysts for innovation and growth, …

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Venture Capital Opportunities in Africa in 2023 – A Look Ahead

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has continued to evolve and mature, creating new Venture Capital Opportunities in Africa in 2023. As we enter the new year of 2023, the venture capital industry in Africa is poised for significant growth and development.  In this article, we will explore some …

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venture capital in africa 2022 What we learned about the state of venture capital in Africa during 2022

What we learned about the state of venture capital in Africa during 2022

Venture capital in Africa has been a rapidly growing field in recent years, and 2022 was no exception. As more and more entrepreneurs and startups emerge on the continent, the need for funding to support their growth and development has also increased. Over the course of the year, we’ve learned several key lessons about venture …

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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.

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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.