Funding Contracts Author: Liza Nilsson 29 August 2022 Funding is an integral part of growing a startup. Initially, entrepreneurs use their own resources. At the product development phase, friends and family may support them with additional resources, which also involves customer engagement. Angel investors are usually the first unrelated investors in a business. Their investments […]
As we enter 2023, investors’ thoughts may start to wander to the next big thing in the tech industry. We have asked leaders in the venture capital business to weigh in with their thoughts and considered the tech trends we’ve identified. There’s an overwhelming consensus that over the next few years, applied artificial intelligence (AI) will play an ever-increasing role in our everyday lives: from cleaning our homes, to automating some of the work we do.
Just when most South Africans were getting ready to bask in the summer sun after a long and chaotic year, the impending threat of South Africa landing on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) global greylist is a cloud casting a shadow on our summer break. And rightly so.
In some of our previous articles, we’ve discussed what angel investors should ask before investing. Once an ideal investment opportunity has been identified and it’s been decided to move ahead, a term sheet will be drawn up that lays out the basic terms and conditions for investment.
Author: Abu Cassim 10 January 2022 Investing in startups can be tricky and can seem daunting, particularly if you’re new to it. Can you make money? Absolutely! Can you lose all your money? Yes. Investing in startups is a risky strategy and you should be aware of the risk from the outset. This blog, along with […]
Author: Abu Cassim 29 October 2021 From our previous blog you’ll recall that syndication is simply when a group of investors club together to invest in a specific opportunity. The syndicate is led by a lead investor while the rest of the investors take on the role of a backer. The reason for a distinction in […]
Author: Abu Cassim 28 October 2021 What is syndication? Let’s break it down… Syndication is simply when a group of investors club together to invest in a specific project. These investors can be any natural or juristic persons, including: trust and companies. The investment can be done through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) or as […]
Author: Abu Cassim 13 November 2020 What are your first thoughts when you hear about Africa? Culture-rich, potential, struggle, colonialism, game-drives, or perhaps hot weather? How easily would your mind connect terms like entrepreneurship, business growth, investment funds, or unicorns with our continent? Your mind is probably moving straight towards tech centres right now, like Silicon Valley. Africa, regardless of […]
Author: Abu Cassim 26 October 2020 In this blog, we cover the following additional six categories of questions that every angel should ask before investing: progress in the business, marketing and customer acquisition, risks, intellectual property, financials, and financing rounds. These questions will go a long way to helping you understand how your money will be […]
Author: Abu Cassim What every angel should ask before investing 26 October 2020 It’s easy to get bowled over by an innovative idea, or an entrepreneur that brings a flood of passion to the table. In many ways, angels are fighting a current to maintain their objectivity. Multiple meetings are suggested before taking the plunge and making […]