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Module 2: Introduction

Start-ups’ optimism is essential, but can blind them to the risks that investors see in their businesses. This module presents a framework to help companies see their businesses in the risk reduction framework of investors, for example, understanding that investment “use of proceeds” should focus on reducing risk to increase company value.

1. Common Startup Risks

This module is part of the XL Africa Academy course.
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XL Africa Academy


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,…

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