Module 3: Introduction
The due diligence process can be a time sink for both companies and investors, especially when it becomes an endless loop. This session will address the components of due diligence and those of particular interest to different African investors.
1. The “Due Loop” and “Meta Watch”
2. Deep Dives and Deal Killers
a. Management team
b. Business model
c. Financial deal
3. Due Diligence Checklist 1 & 2
Outcome: Companies will be able to prepare better for investor due diligence as well as manage the process better, both of which will lead to stronger outcomes. A sample due diligence checklist can then be used to work with mentors on the highest priorities for accelerating the due diligence process.