Kenilworth, Cape Town
I learned entrepreneurship by experience and determination. I have started 4 businesses and sold 3. One of which received seed funding from Google and has been running for 10 years.
2 Punters Way, KENILWORTH PARK, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
Hi, my name is Evan Robinson. I have been starting businesses in the digital space since I was 16 (22 years). Apart from the many projects that didn’t make it, I have started 4 businesses which did, 3 of which I ultimately sold to new owners.
My most recent business is TaxTim – a tax chatbot for South Africans – which raised seed funding from Google, has grown consistently for 10 years, and has Momentum, Sanlam, Old Mutual, FNB, Standard Bank, Airbnb, PwC and KPMG and others as clients.
Apart from business experience, I really love technology, and have a wide knowledge of how to build products with different kinds of tech. I can assist with building electronic devices (30 years experience), building software/apps/games/tools/portals/e-commerce websites (27 years experience), and even build biotech processes, products and GMOs (Masters degree in Biotechnology).
I am exceedingly passionate about entrepreneurship and Small Business in South Africa. I am excited to share my knowledge with you about what works, what doesn’t, and how to save time by focusing on what matters the most. I want to help you make your business / business idea succeed, no matter how far along you are – from initial concept stage, to fund raising, to corporate sales and shareholder agreements.
Working with me will be straight and to the point, with a high degree of honesty, authenticity and compassion for where you are and what you are trying to do. I have been there. I want you to avoid the mistakes I made, and benefit from the best tricks I learned along the way.
I currently provide tech and business mentorship to entrepreneurs and startups, both privately and through institutions such as Shanduka Black Umbrellas, Startup Circles (now Pranary), BioCiTi and Bandwidth Barn.
“I went looking for Evan from TaxTim when I launched a similar product in the South African market. His knowledge and experience in building and selling software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) products makes him uniquely equipped to advise on both product and sales strategy. I really enjoyed talking with Evan and would highly recommend any founder get in touch to discuss their startup.”
– Josh Alexandre, Founder & CEO of InfoDocs
“Probably one of the most resourceful people I have ever had the pleasure to work with and call my friend. He knows how to get stuff done when everyone else would have run out of ideas and given up. Always demonstrating a passion for his work and dedication to the tasks he performs. “
– Marc Sevitz, Managing Director, VAT IT