B.Compt, Professional Accountant (SA) Dave qualified is 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 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.

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.

In 2012 Dave founded the Caban Group of Companies to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing a comprehensive service offering to small businesses as risk in return for equity. The success of this model lead to the founding of Caban Capital, the Group Holding company, in the UK through which the business model is being applied internationally. In 2018, he, together with Ben Botes, listed Seedslife Caban Impact Fund an African Impact Fund onto the Gibraltar Stock Exchange.

Dave’s passion for developing entrepreneurs often takes him out of the boardroom, for which he serves on 62 boards, and into the local communities where he can be found offering advice as well as creating innovative solutions to the funding requirements of public benefit organisations. He has over the course of his over 30 years  career helped hundreds of companies to get started.

Dave also serves on the boards of the following organisations:

  • The Ruben Richards Foundation
  • The Atlantis Dream Team
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