Gavin Reardon is the Founder & CEO of Kingson Capital, one of Durban's biggest venture capital company's. Gavin has invested and is on the Board of seven Durban and SA startups including two of our past speaker's startups - FinFind by Darlene Menzies (Africa's top female entrepreneur according to the WEF) and Spazapp, a tech startup that has partnered with Unilever, Mastercard and Tiger Brands.
Gavin has held financial management and consultancy positions in the construction, property, logistics and forwarding, information technology and financial services industries. Founding Kingson, Gavin has a vision to create an entrepreneurial hub that drives innovation and brings to market disruptive technology that has the potential to change the way we live.
Gavin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009. He has held various financial management and consultancy positions. After completing his articles he joined JT Ross as a Financial Manager and later appointed Group Financial Manager in 2012. In April 2013 he joined a boutique management consultancy firm specialising in strategy, supply chain optimisation and business process reengineering. Gavin was then appointed CFO of Praxis Financial Services in 2014 and exited Praxis after completing an equity sale where a JSE listed entity acquired a majority stake. Gavin then founded a VC fund, Kingson Capital, to leverage his skillset assisting startup founders and SME’s.
Founding Kingson, Gavin has a vision to create an entrepreneurial hub that drives innovation and brings to market disruptive technology that has the potential to change the way we live. Kingson Capital provides venture capital for companies and strategize their route to market. It provides venture capital for companies and strategizes their route to market dominance. Kingson Capital offers resources from day one that will set companies up for accelerated growth.