Entries by SABAN

5 lessons for (women) business angels

Sara Weinheimer, Founder of podcast series BroadMic looks at her top 5 lessons learned in years of angel investing. The article was published on linkedin. When I first started out as an angel investor, I didn’t know any other women who were doing what I was doing. If you look at the data, my experience […]

SABANlaunch press: SA needs more risk investors to seed SME growth

South Africa needs more risk investors, particularly those aimed at investing in talented black entrepreneurs that struggle to access mentorship and funding. Written and published by Stephen Timm on smallbusinessinsight.org Speaking on Thursday at the Cape Town launch of the South African Business Angel Network (Saban) Entrepreneur and SABAN advisor Vuyisa Qabaka (pictured below) said while the venture […]

Cape Town launch of the South African Business Angel Network

And launch of the Wall of Fame for Technology Enabled Businesses in the Western Cape South Africa’s pursuit of a more equitable and growing economy requires exponential growth in entrepreneurial mindset and endeavour. Angel investors have a critical role to play in achieving this growth – they bring the networks, acumen and access to financing […]

Harvard / MIT research on the Rise of Angel Investors

The Harvard Business School’s Professor Josh Lerner and Professor Antoinette Schoar of MIT Sloan School of Management published a paper that explores the rise of angel investing and compares it to venture capital. Using data from two large angel startup groups, the authors were able to show results that encourages attention to this mode of […]

SABAN launches in Johannesburg

SABAN (South African Business Angel Network) is a non-profit, professional association for promoting the South African early stage investor community. Established in 2016, SABAN represents a sector that plays a vital role in South Africa’s future, notably in the funding of Start-Ups. SABAN members fuel SA’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs The […]

SABAN JHB Launch – A Promising Step for South Africa

With the South African Business Angel Network – SABAN – launching in Johannesburg on August 24th, 2016, South Africa can claim its first national non-profit association whose purpose is to “galvanize and grow angel investing” in the country. Chris Campbell is an entrepreneur based in South Africa who has been on the front line of […]