XL Academy - Accelerating Growth: How to Raise Funds in Africa
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XL Academy - Accelerating Growth: How to Raise Funds in Africa

The XL Academy is an online tutorial introduced during the XL Africa program – now made available to all entrepreneurs. It consists of ten intensive training modules, designed to complement mentorship. These modules are created to help companies looking to raise post-seed capital 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 of the tutorials are: • Instructor led videos, • Guest speaker videos, • Supplementary written content, • Additional reading materials, and • Worksheets. Participants 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, and • 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 fundraising process, • Accelerating progress towards success in the long and often frustrating processes of fundraising, corporate partnership and scaling, and • Building on your initial success and breaking away from the pack. Module topics include: 1. Are You Ready? The Investment Readiness Framework 2. What Do You Mean, Risky? Investors’ Risk Reduction Framework 3. African Investors’ Due Diligence Priorities and Practices 4. Scaling Your Company 5. The Promise and Perils of Corporate Partnerships 6. Company Valuation 7. Options for Growth Investment Structuring 8. Understanding Term Sheets 9. Financial Models 10. African Investor Perspectives

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jose luis

- May 31, 2022
muy bueno

Mahaman Mourtala

- Nov 3, 2021
Very interesting course!


- Mar 26, 2021
Nice course


- Jan 8, 2021
interesting course


- Dec 7, 2020
Nice Course


- Jan 3, 2020
The course contents are quite informative and interesting.


- Sep 18, 2019
great course

Usman Alex

- Sep 17, 2019
Nice! Thank you for this.

Waqar Aamir

- Sep 2, 2019


- Jul 31, 2019
Nice one
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