Investing

Why I Don't Sign Non-disclosure Agreements

I like many other investors have made a deliberate decision not to sign any NDAs and my advice to a developer would be the same for similar reasons as outlined below. Execution is far more important than the idea I like the way Derek Sivers explains, “Ideas are just a multiplier of execution” based on the following formula: AWFUL IDEA = -1 WEAK IDEA = 1 SO-SO IDEA = 5

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Investing in a Section 12j Venture Capital Company

What is a Section 12J Venture Capital Company? Section 12J Venture Capital Companies (VCC) are companies that have been approved by SARS, enabling tax incentives for retail investors when making investments into the VCC. Typically, a VCC would be structured as follows: This tax incentive for the investor is available to any taxpayer but this post will focus on individuals that are investing in their personal capacity. For an individual, if for example you earned R1 million in taxable income for a particular tax year, you would be able to invest R1 million in a VCC and not have to pay any tax in that year.

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Valuing a SaaS Business

In this article I will attempt to explain how one can go about valuing a SaaS business. Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. SaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing, alongside infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). [TO BE COMPLETED]

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