Group CEO of Caban Investments to present detailed explanation on how to access funding for SA entrepreneurs in the UK

Dave_RomeroDave qualified as a Professional Accountant (SA) in 1987. He Joined a Corporate Finance Company after qualifying where he got the first taste of Venture Capital. Dave became the Financial Director and later, the Managing Director of Equivest, a Venture Capital Group.

During 1991, Dave established his own Venture Capital Company which was listed on the Johannesburg stock Exchange on the 25th of November 1997. REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd focussed on the ICT industry.

Highlights of this company include being ranked 21st in a Business Times top 100 companies survey during 1998, ranked the 40th fastest growing company in South Africa, with investors receiving a 1,800% return over a five year period
The company became a casualty of the October 1998 crash, where the shares tumbled in line with global markets; however Dave listed two more companies during 1999.

After resigning as Executive Chairman from REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd Dave went on to pursue a career in consulting and business mentoring.

During 2005, Dave bought into Isibane Holdings (Pty) Ltd, formed a Private Equity company called Isibane Capital Ltd and was elected as the Joint CEO. 2009 saw the merger of the company with Pulse Private Equity. Dave founded TBL Capital utilising his 24 years’ experience in Corporate Finance to assist Entrepreneurs. Dave is the founder of Caban Investments Ltd, which was conceptualised at the beginning of 2012.

Caban Investments has developed a network of angel and institutional investors based in the United Kingdom with the express aim of accelerating the access to funding for South African entrepreneurs. The lack of funding – and the long time it takes to get access to funding when available – are major stumbling blocks in the development of a strong entrepreneurial system in South Africa. Dave will highlight what you can do to prepare your business for funding from UK based entrepreneurs as well as provide insight to the process that happen ‘behind the scenes’ of a funding application. Expect a practical and informative presentation!

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