Keet van Zyl
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Keet van Zyl commented on Keet van Zyl's blog post A chance to attend #ExitConf and position your co for a successful exit!
"We couldn't decide between the two, so winners of tickets to #ExitConf 15 May are: @malanjoubert & Jamie @Expise.  Tweets:  Malan Joubert > #ExitConf sounds like a really great idea. Getting investment…"
May 2
Louw Barnardt commented on Keet van Zyl's blog post W/Cape Investment Readiness Course + Access to Angel Investors
"Thank you, Keet! What a great opportunity for young businesses to learn about investment-readiness from the masters. Outsourced CFO will be gunning for a spot as one of the 30 participants."
Nov 14, 2013
Alon Lichtenstein commented on Keet van Zyl's blog post Apply for the new Grindstone Accelerator growth & funding platform
"This looks like a phenomenal opportunity! I'm so bummed I'm in NYC... Would have loved to have been involved. Is there anything the public might be able to see along the way? Will be a groovy journey. Thanks for continuing to build…"
Aug 2, 2013
Keet van Zyl is now friends with Wouter Grove and Brandon Muller
May 14, 2013
Keet van Zyl replied to Vinny Lingham's discussion Seed Funding in South Africa/Silicon Cape
"Hey Vinny, Al and other contributors to this stream... Great debate and would love to add my 2c worth in a proper response on VC (more like Growth Equity) in SA and Angel Investing. But time = enemy. I do agree with Gareth that the big Red Flag and…"
Jun 7, 2012
Keet van Zyl commented on Giles Douglas's group Venture Capital
"Work with AngelHub > http://www.angelhub.co.za/ Just last night we had a great pitching event in Cape Town where 3 exciting startups pitched to a room full of (real) Angels Investors. Also see: www.goo.gl/kS5m3 "
Mar 8, 2012
Keet van Zyl and David Blumenstein are now friends
Feb 27, 2012
Keet van Zyl and Jon Bohmer are now friends
Aug 21, 2011
Keet van Zyl and jonathancrossland are now friends
Jul 23, 2011
Keet van Zyl and Nick Bradshaw are now friends
Jul 2, 2011
Keet van Zyl is attending Sylvia Gruber's event

Silicon Cape Academy - Funding for start-ups at Alba Lounge (above Hildebrand Restaurant)

June 23, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm
Dear Silicon Cape Startups We are launching an exciting new initiative called the Silicon Cape Academy: a monthly educational event covering important topics for tech startups. For every different topic we have partnered with industry experts to provide you with practical advice on how to better start and grow your own company. Our aim is to assist you to become better, more succesful entrepreneurs. The first topic will be: Funding for StartupsWe have 3 different speakers from the 3 different…See More
Jun 19, 2011
Keet van Zyl and Francois Olwage are now friends
May 6, 2011
Keet van Zyl commented on Justin Stanford's blog post PoweredbyVC exits CSense to GE – Interview with Keet van Zyl
"Good comment by George. If broken down in three groups: FOUNDERS/ PRINCIPALS ~ In general (as in this case) the expectations and strategy of the founders/ principals and key management team is aligned with the VC as they shoot for a specific exit…"
Apr 21, 2011
Keet van Zyl joined Giles Douglas's group
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Venture Capital

Networking Group for those interested in Venture Capital
Apr 6, 2011
Keet van Zyl commented on Paul M's blog post Moving Onward and Upward
"Great post Paul! Practical advice and good insights. Always nice to see 'tell it as it is' blogs from entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs."
Mar 7, 2011
Keet van Zyl is now friends with Justin Coetzee and Pieter Theron
Jan 13, 2011

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Keet van Zyl's Blog

Exit Conference 2014 Storify Recap

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…

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Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:00

The value of building a business with an exit in mind

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…

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Posted on May 8, 2014 at 0:00

A chance to attend #ExitConf and position your co for a successful exit!

It is easier to invest in private companies than it is to unlock value from these investments. While the private equity/ venture capital 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 is that positioning a business for a successful exit already starts in the due diligence process – even before investment. Exit-centric business building ensures that growth is…

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Posted on April 9, 2014 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

The Power of Brutal Simplicity

"I have already made this paper too long, for which I must crave pardon, not having now time to make it shorter" - Benjamin Franklin

One of the core themes coming through the clutter at the moment is the power of simplicity... Information overload has resulted in those communicating the clearest rising above those shouting the loudest. Twitter's 140 character limit has done wonders for refinement of complex messages.

This is especially relevant for (South African) entrepreneurs…

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 13:30

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