All ten companies experienced an average of 61% increase in revenue while mastering business fundamentals
Investment company, Knife Capital’s entrepreneurial leadership programme, Grindstone, has completed its first year with all ten participating companies experiencing significant business growth.
The year-long program took ten businesses with proven traction through an intensive review of their strategies and provided them with the necessary support to build a…Continue
Posted on August 16, 2014 at 8:48
Based on the success of our 2013 Investment Readiness Programme with the Western Cape Government (Economic Development and Tourism) to up-skill and connect Cape-based SMEs, we are doing it again!
Because early-stage investment requires access to knowledge, networks and funding, the programme brings together these three elements in partnership with the UCT GSB and Knife Capital. It seeks to capacitate…Continue
Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:30
See my @Storify recap of the event.
The Knife Capital Exit Conference focused on exit-centric business building – engineering growth of African private companies to position them for premium-priced exits.
The 2014 event in Stellenbosch had around 120 delegates - a great mix of VCs, Corporates, Angel Investors and Startups. The speaker profile included M&A experts with experience in…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:00
My latest VentureBurn post...
It is easier to invest in private companies than it is to unlock value from these investments. While the venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investment space is gaining more and more momentum in Africa, the process of exiting these investments remains a challenge.
What many investors and entrepreneurs don’t realise…Continue
Posted on May 8, 2014 at 0:00