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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.

XL Africa Academy

Welcome!

The XL Africa Academy consists out of nine intensive training modules, designed to complement mentorship. As with the entire XL Africa program, these modules are created to help companies looking to raise post-seed capital in order to scale. The advanced content is brief and action oriented: what are the most important things you need to focus on to accelerate funding, corporate partnerships and growth?

Format

  • Instructor led video
  • Guest speaker video
  • Supplementary written content
  • Additional reading materials
  • Worksheets

WHY INVEST YOUR TIME?

You Will…

  • Learn the subtleties of communicating with investors and navigating the challenging process of fundraising, from an experienced investor
  • Understand how to graduate from the Lean Canvas framework to scaling your business frameworks
  • Address the next set of questions and issues that follow completion of initial product delivery and early traction in your first market

With The Goals Of…

  • Focusing discussions with mentors on the most urgent issues and most advanced advice
  • Preparing for professional discussions with investors throughout the program but especially during the November 2017 residency
  • Accelerating progress towards success in the long and often frustrating processes of fundraising, corporate partnership and scaling
  • Building on your initial success and breaking out of the pack.
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