ACTIVITIES | ENTREPRENEURS’ GUIDES TO INVESTMENT

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Entrepreneurs’ Guides to Investment

In cooperation with various financing partners, Make-IT publishes guides to investment in Kenya and Nigeria that explain funding instruments, investor types and the different stages of raising capital. In addition, they give a brief overview of the specific investment scene. Each guide also contains a detailed investor directory giving detailed information on more than 60 investors and financing partners.

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Cote d’Ivoire

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Contents of the Investment Guides

Chapter 1 | Funding Instruments Overview

The guides provide an overview of funding instruments, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of grant, debt, equity and mezzanine based financing.

Chapter 2 | Investor Overview

The investor overview breaks down the different types of investors that are covered in the guides. Ten types of funders are examined and additional information on these are also provided, including typical funding sizes and the non-funding services they provide.

Chapter 3 | Raising Capital

The guides discuss what happens when entrepreneurs approach various types of investors. This includes an overview of documents that different types of funders will expect, the typical phase at which to approach each type of investor, and what to expect in interactions with the investors.

Chapter 4 | The Regional Investment Scene

The guides share insights on the Nigerian and Kenyan investor scene, based on conversations, research and data analysis. This gives entrepreneurs a better understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in their country. This highlights potential perils to look out for, and opportunities to take advantage of.

Chapter 5 | Investor Directory

The investor directory looks at more than 60 investors that are actively funding the country’s emerging tech start-ups. In addition to providing basic information about who they are, how long they have been around for and the types of companies they invest in, the guides present unique and insightful information, including average investment sizes, types of funding offered, and what benefits they provide post-funding.

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