Your legal business VC4A Startup Academy course

Your legal business

The ‘Your legal business’ course is aimed at founders who want to learn more about the legal implications of setting up their business and the funding concepts for a first round of investment.

The first module focuses on legal basics, the second module on the funding concepts.

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.

Introduction: Convertible notes

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Introduction: Convertible notes

Introduction: Convertible notes
Introduction: Convertible notes

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Why many early stage investors prefer convertible notes

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Why many early stage investors prefer convertible notes

Why many early stage investors prefer convertible notes
Why many early stage investors prefer convertible notes

Stephen Gugu is co-founder and director at ViKtoria Ventures. Through Viktoria Stephen has made several investments and assisted angel investors in Kenya access and make investments. He has consulted widely for early stage innovative businesses training over 400 entrepreneurs, and assisted them in fundraising and deal structuring. In this capacity Stephen acts as the academic director for the private equity and venture capital program in the business school.

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How the cap is negotiated with a convertible note investment

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How the cap is negotiated with a convertible note investment

How the cap is negotiated with a convertible note investment
How the cap is negotiated with a convertible note investment

Shudhan Kohli is a Co-Founder and CEO of Grey Elephant Ventures. He has spent 10 years shaping the growth trajectory of large and early stage businesses, spanning three frontier markets and four industries. His work was prominently featured in a book called “Sustainable Luxury and Social Entrepreneurship: Stories from the Pioneers” prior to handing over the reigns of his company. Shudhan then went on to consult over 200 high growth, early stage ecommerce businesses across the Americas; providing expertise in product development, project management, digital marketing and business development.

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Why the valuation is not the most important point for an early stage deal

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Why the valuation is not the most important point for an early stage deal

Why the valuation is not the most important point for an early stage deal
Why the valuation is not the most important point for an early stage deal

Dr. Khaled E. Ismail is a Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures. He is the Founder, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman at KI-Angels. Dr. Ismail founded SysDSoft Inc. in 2002 and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the President. He also served as the Business Development Officer at Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and the Managing Director at Intel Telecom Mobile Communication in Egypt. He has published over 150 papers in international journals, is editor of three books, the Chairman of three international conferences, invited speaker at over 30 international conferences and symposiums, and holds 14 patents.

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Why ‘bootstrapping’ as long as possible is advisable

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Why ‘bootstrapping’ as long as possible is advisable

Why ‘bootstrapping’ as long as possible is advisable
Why ‘bootstrapping’ as long as possible is advisable

Oo Nwoye is a Nigerian internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Fonebase Labs, which builds telephony products for developers and small businesses. He is also the founder of TechCircle Nigeria and GBEDU.FM. Nwoye was a founding member of VouChaCha, OnePage, and Lotaar.

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