Finance your business

The ‘Finance your business’ course is aimed at entrepreneurs who are looking to raise external capital.

In the first module you will learn how to structure your business’ financials, contracts, and other legalities. The second module unpacks how to fundraise successfully.

Each module has a number of learning resources, which include:
• Theoretical breakdowns where concepts are introduced – relevant to the African context.
• Videos of leading business professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, sharing expert advice,
• Quizzes where you’ll be challenged to apply what you have learnt,
• Useful downloadable templates and documents.

About this course

Commitment
3 hours
Language
English
Transcripts
French, Arabic, Somalia
How to pass
View all insights and complete each quiz
Requirements
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Ratings
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Expert insights

The following experts are sharing their insights in this course:

Tomi Davies
Tomi Davies
Lagos Angel Network
Nigeria


Olawale Ayeni
Olawale Ayeni
IFC Venture Capital
United States


Llew Claasen
Llew Claasen
Newton Partners
South Africa


Chika Uwazie
Chika Uwazie
Talentbase
Nigeria


Khaled Ismail
Khaled Ismail
HIMAngel
Egypt


Andrea Böhmert
Andrea Böhmert
Knife Capital
South Africa


Rebecca Enonchong
Rebecca Enonchong
AppsTech
Cameroon


Chris Schultz
Chris Schultz
Launchpad
United States


Stephen Gugu
Stephen Gugu
Viktoria Ventures
Kenya


Wim van der Beek
Wim van der Beek
Goodwell Investments
South Africa


Lexi Novitske
Lexi Novitske
Singularity Investments
Nigeria


Shaun Johnson
Shaun Johnson
Startup Institute
United States


Adedana Ashebir
Adedana Ashebir
Village Capital
United States


Sylvie Dalode
Sylvie Dalode
Strategic Bridges
France


Charlene Chen
Charlene Chen
BitPesa
UK


Aaron Fu
Aaron Fu
MEST
Ghana


Danai Musandu
Danai Musandu
Goodwell Investments
South Africa


Brett Commaille
Brett Commaille
Angelhub Ventures
South Africa


Vusi Thembekwayo
Vusi Thembekwayo
Watermark Afrika Fund
South Africa


Stephan Breban
Stephan Breban
Dean Wetton Advisory
United Kingdom


Simeon Ononobi
Simeon Ononobi
SimplePay
Nigeria


Hesham Wahby
Hesham Wahby
Innoventures
Egypt


Ben White
Ben White
VC4A
Netherlands


Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
Sokowatch
Kenya


Bola Ogidan
Bola Ogidan
Rensource
Nigeria


Lauren Cochran
Lauren Cochran
Blue Haven Initiative
United States


Grégoire de Padirac
Grégoire de Padirac
Orange Digital Ventures
France


Claudia Makadristo
Claudia Makadristo
Seedstars
Switzerland


Shudhan Kohli
Shudhan Kohli
Grey Elephant Ventures
Kenya


Justin Stanford
Justin Stanford
4DI Capital
South Africa


Eghosa Omoigui
Eghosa Omoigui
EchoVC
Nigeria

Creators of the course

The theoretical content (intro videos of each module) is produced by:
Eelco Benink

Eelco Benink

Rebel Group
The Netherlands

Eelco Benink is a specialist in private equity, venture capital and project finance, especially in relation to emerging markets. Eelco worked in Kenya to help set up and manage SME investment fund InReturn Capital. After four years in East Africa he moved to the Philippines and in 2015 Eelco moved back to The Netherlands where he works at Rebel Group.

Andrew Sekandi

Andrew Sekandi

Partner at Sofala Partners
United Kingdom

Andrew Sekandi is a lawyer-turned-consultant who has enjoyed helping investors, companies and entrepreneurs succeed in Africa for over ten years. Andrew was Associate Director at KPMG where he led the Corporate Intelligence team’s Africa practice. With a background in law and risk analysis, he has experience conducting non-financial due diligence and provides market intelligence for investors looking to acquire stakes in African tech companies and other sectors.

Andile Masuku

Andile Masuku

African Tech Roundup
South Africa

Andile Masuku is a Zimbabwean broadcaster and entrepreneur based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He produces and presents a portfolio of popular audio podcasts — including ‘the African Tech Round-up’, as well as developing and executing content strategy and tactical media plays for leading companies.