Clive Butkow

Business Speaker - Johannesburg
Clive Butkow


Clive Butkow is a Wits alumnus, a management consulting expert, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, who sits on various boards of his company's investee companies.

He currently serves as the CEO of Kalon Venture Partners which he formed in August 2015, a digital disruptive technology VC, to make use of his skills and learnings and to invest in a portfolio of disruptive tech companies. Clive was the ex-COO of Accenture South Africa where he worked across the globe building technology start-ups and working in some of the leading entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Clive Butkow has 28 years' experience in management and technology consulting. Mr. Butkow graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.

During his Accenture and subsequent entrepreneurial career, he modelled and studied hundreds of successful businesses, both corporate and entrepreneurial, to understand and learn the skills and tools that differentiates successful people and businesses from the rest. He also learnt many of his teachings from being exposed to some of the top sales people, entrepreneurs and business coaches across the globe.

Clive Butkow judges numerous entrepreneurial competitions including the PWC Vision to Reality Entrepreneurial competition, Accenture Innovation Awards, EY Global Entrepreneurial awards, Da Vinci Technology 100 awards, Liberty Life ORTJET entrepreneurial awards; University of Johannesburg MBA programme entrepreneurial awards; etc, and he's also conducted various sales training courses for many blue-chip clients across South Africa. Clive Butkow currently runs sales training for numerous entrepreneurial organisations including ORTJET, EO, YPO, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship and many others.

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