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Why the route to profitability is important for Africa-focused investors

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Why the route to profitability is important for Africa-focused investors

Why the route to profitability is important for Africa-focused investors
Why the route to profitability is important for Africa-focused investors

Lauren Cochran is a Managing Director at Blue Haven Initiative. As part of this work, she spends more time in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else. She is also a member of the Blue Haven Initiative Investment Committee. Prior to joining Blue Haven, Lauren worked for five years at Imprint Capital before the impact investment firm was acquired by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Encountering grassroots entrepreneurship in Africa inspired Lauren to pursue a career linking social impact and private equity.

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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.

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