Former Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson is taking a bold step with the launch of a new Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) startup incubator
Campan is a personal investment platform created by Dawson to invest and nurture businesses aligned to 4IR.
Campan will invest in 4IR startups that are poised to challenge existing business models through the positive application of technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, data exchanges and cloud-based solutions to name a few.
“The Internet of Things (IOT), big data and cloud computing are just some of the technologies that are driving the world’s transformative transition to the 4IR,” Brett told TechFinancials.
“We are entering an age where technology, data and business are wholly intertwined, leading to massive changes in efficiency and customer service”.
Dawson says 4IR will enable innovative start-ups to achieve staggering success thanks to the positive differences that technology introduces to both industry and process.
“As we make a further quantum shift into an impending 4IR world my focus has turned to the radical improvements that business can make in society through the application and adoption of new technologies – Campan is a vehicle through which I can live out my passion for enabling new companies that use technology as an engine to make substantial positive differences in terms of industry and process”.
Dawson announced his entrance to the competitive world of disruptor start-ups with investments in six early stage start-ups that are leveraging technology to redefine existing industries and processes with
Campan confirming R10 million in funding for content aggregator, Gather Online.
Gather Online is a website aimed at improving users’ experience of online content. It offers an easy and elegant way for users to connect with the social media content that really matters to them and already attracts more than 42,000 visits per day.
Campan already boasts a substantial portfolio of businesses that are passionately focussed on bringing transformative value propositions to market, including:
- BrandHubb: Revolutionising how consumers interact with the brands they love;
- Fourex: Makes fast, easy and efficient forex its primary objective;
- Free2cycle: A UK-based initiative which aims to transform wellbeing by reimagining the cycling commuter business model;
- Ubusha Technologies: South africa’s leading identity governance and privileged account management solutions provider, squarely focusses on cyber security; and
- Wrapistry: Provides the ultimate gifting experience.
Each of these businesses are already applying technology together with re-imagined business models to make fundamental and transformational differences to customer service, business processes, systems, industries and broader society.
Dawson will nurture them to greatness by providing coaching and mentoring to their leadership teams as well as taking an active role in strategy.
Campan will facilitate the timely introduction of capital to enable these businesses to accelerate their business plans.