ACTIVITIES | ENTREPRENEURS’ GUIDES TO INVESTMENT
WE PROMOTE DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT.
Explaining how to access capital
in Kenya and Nigeria
to foster financing opportunities
by sharing information
and match start-ups and investors
introducing funding instruments and sharing an investor directory
In cooperation with various financing partners Make-IT publishes guides to investment in Kenya and Nigeria explaining funding instruments, investor types and the different stages of raising capital. In addition, they give a brief overview of the specific investment scene. The guides also contain of a detailed investor directory giving detailed information on more than 60 investors and financing partners.
The guides provide an overview of funding instruments, highlighting advantages and disadvantages of grant, debt, equity and mezzanine based financing.
The investor overview breaks down the different types of investors that are covered in the guides. 10 types of funders are examined and additional information is presented, including typical funding sizes and the non-funding services.
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 investors, and what to expect in their interactions with the investors.
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.
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 show unique and insightful information, including average investment size, type of funding offered, and what benefits they provide post-funding.