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Have you been working on your idea and startup and are now trying to raise funding? Do you believe you have a game-changing product/service but funders just don't get you? Maybe it's time to learn the principles of investor pitching and also get honest feedback on your pitch and venture. Generally, investors want to know these things:
- How much do you know about how you're going to make money?
- How safe is my investment?
- Can you give me better returns than if I just invested the money myself?
In the Investor Readiness and Pitching Masterclass you will learn how to get an investor intro; what to say in your initial email; what to include in a pitch deck and how long it should be; decoding investor replies; the key information you must always include. You'll also learn the types of investors and the ticket sizes they fund and what not to say to investors.
HAVAÍC is an investment and advisory firm that specialises in early-stage, high-growth post-revenue African businesses with proven concepts and global prospects. HAVAIC offers investment opportunities to sophisticated individuals and institutional investors with an interest in venture capital in Africa. HAVAÍC also provides corporate advisory and capital raising services to emerging, internationally scalable businesses.
To optimally support their investments, HAVAÍC is run and operated by partners with extensive local and international experience (raising capital, M&A and strategic analysis), providing personalised and bespoke transactional expertise and strategic advice.
In the last 3 years, HAVAÍC has invested in 9 businesses, across various sectors including health, security and business productivity, and is always on the lookout for additional businesses to add to its portfolio.
Sheraan Amod is the CEO and founder of Recomed. Sheraan has lot of experience in technology startups and venture capital. He founded the personalised publishing company Personera out of Cape Town in 2009; raising significant venture capital funding and commercializing the company in the USA before exiting it to the US firm Impression Works in 2013.
Returning from New York, Sheraan went on to found the venture incubator firm Springlab and later RecoMed, the fastest growing online healthcare booking platform and marketplace in Sub Saharan Africa. RecoMed powers over 40,000 bookings per month for 1,600 contracted health providers in South Africa, and has raised venture capital from several notable local and global investment funds.
Sheraan holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He is an advisor or board member to several high growth startups.
Kiara Suttner-Tromp is a senior associate at HAVAIC. She holds the CA(SA) and CFA designations. She has over 5 years of experience in financial modelling and advisory experience focused in the African private equity space. Kiara sources, analyses and determines which startups to invest in and is excellent at advising startups on what investors look for. Kiara quickly sees through the clutter and provides valuable insights to assist entrepreneurs succeed with fundraising.
Sandras is the founder of Startupcircles.ai He is an expert on entrepreneurship and innovation. He has founded successful companies in IT, entertainment and startup education. He has worked with over 25 organisations, lectured at over 17 universities and been to 22 countries.
He is the director for Startup Grind Cape Town and the director of entrepreneurship development at Africa Trust Group, the fund manager for Enygma Ventures.
Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from UCT. He has been taught by teachers such as Dr John Demartini, Roger Hamilton and Tony Robbins. He has spoken on the same stage with Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Maskovitch, Youtube co-founder Steve Chen, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen.
He has worked in banking, mobile payments, unit trusts, IT and education. He has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in 2018 and 2019. He has been featured on CNBC Africa and SABC 3 and has been a mentor on SABC 1 TV programme Making Moves.