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  • Knife Capital’s first foreign deal is startup backed by Candy Crush developers

    A Swedish Internet of Things (IoT) startup that is backed by the developers of the famed Candy Crush game, is SA venture capital (VC) company Knife Capital's first overseas VC deal. The R22-million deal by Knife Capital, Candy Crush creators King Digital Entertainment and other investors in Mobile and Sensory Technology (MOST) was concluded in September, the startup's CEO Jon Hjertenstein (pictured above -- bottom row, right -- with fellow investors and founders) told Ventureburn today. The investment is the SA VC company's first deal concluded via its London office and the startup has developed realtime sensors and is already selling its product to SA fresh fruit exporters. Read more: SA VC firm...

  • SA VC firm Knife Capital expands to UK in deal with former rugby star Bob Skinstad

    Venture capital (VC) firm Knife Capital has expanded into London after introducing UK-based Draper-Gain Investments as a strategic investor. It follows Knife Capital's management buyout last week from JSE-listed African Dawn Capital. The London office will accelerate the international growth of companies within Knife Capital’s investment portfolio. Draper-Gain is a family office with significant global resources including existing investments in South Africa. The transaction was facilitated by entrepreneur and angel investor Bob Skinstad (pictured above, right) who is Knife Capital’s partner in KNF Ventures, a SA Revenue Services (Sars) Section 12J VC company. South African 12J schemes were created to promote early stage capital...

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