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…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 19:00
"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…Continue
Posted on February 12, 2014 at 13:30
We are launching a new Angel Investment Network Programme with the Western Cape Government (Economic Development and Tourism) to up-skill and connect Cape-based SMEs.
Because early-stage investment requires access to skills, networks and funding, the programme brings together these three elements in partnership with the UCT GSB,…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2013 at 15:02 — 1 Comment
EntFarm is a new initiative to advance high-growth black entrepreneurial skills development in South Africa (in line with SA BEE provisions). Assisting in the creation of local startup success stories & entrepreneur role models.
Each time Knife Capital, AngelHub and UCT GSB run the 2-day early-stage investment course: Find-Make-Grow-Realise we choose BEE…Continue
Posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:53