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: SAFE & KISS

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Introduction: SAFE & KISS

Introduction: SAFE & KISS
Introduction: SAFE & KISS

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Why some investors prefer straight equity over convertible notes or SAFE

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Why some investors prefer straight equity over convertible notes or SAFE

Why some investors prefer straight equity over convertible notes or SAFE
Why some investors prefer straight equity over convertible notes or SAFE

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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Why building relationships with investors has to start early on

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Why building relationships with investors has to start early on

Why building relationships with investors has to start early on
Why building relationships with investors has to start early on

Shaun Johnson is a Co-founder of Startup Institute. Previously, Shaun was an associate at TechStars, a startup accelerator providing seed stage investment and mentorship.Before that, Shaun was a management consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Technology & Innovation practice. He has advised companies across the emerging technology landscape, including smart grid energy, healthcare IT, broadband infrastructure & alternative assets.

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Why the due diligence period of an angel is usually shorter than a VC

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Why the due diligence period of an angel is usually shorter than a VC

Why the due diligence period of an angel is usually shorter than a VC
Why the due diligence period of an angel is usually shorter than a VC

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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SAFE & KISS Templates (PDF)

Download the SAFE & KISS templates below.