How to get your business funded!
Are you looking to raise Angel or VC funding? There is a tried and tested formula to get your business funded. Don’t be left in the dark.
Raising money can be a frustrating and difficult process that can leave you disheartened.
But there is a solution...
He attended every free event we hosted on Facebook and applied the principles he learned in his business and in his approach when applying for investment.
This is his result:
"Recently I managed to raise investment. I got the amount I wanted to grow my business. Each event you did on Facebook, I've attended it. I've learned a lot on how to pitch investors, what investors look for, what I've got to say when I'm looking for investment. You taught me about business. The journey of entrepreneurship is not easy, but I've learned a lot and I'm grateful for this.
We created a FREE online masterclass for founders and entrepreneurs who want to scale their business and increase their chances of getting funded. We guide entrepreneurs through the key points investors look for in a venture when deciding whether to invest or not.
Some proven lessons you will learn during this masterclass includes:
- How to create an impactful Pitch Deck
What investors look for in a business.
- The different funding options for your business.
- How to better define a business proposition with a high growth potential.
- How to create a scalable business model.
- How to maximise the return on investment generated by your business
- How to find the right type of investor for your needs
- How to connect with and pitch your business to investors
And so much more...
Add these dates to your calendar to ensure you don't miss out
Tue, 24 August
18:00 CAT | 16:00 GMT
Wed, 25 August
18:00 CAT | 16:00 GMT
Thurs, 26 August
18:00 CAT | 16:00 GMT
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Meet your Summit Presenters
CEO & Founder of Startup Circles and Chief Learning Officer at Enygma Ventures
BSc Computer Science, MBA (UCT), Entrepreneur and business coach. Worked with 25 organisations, lectured at over 17 universities and been to 22 countries. Worked in banking, IT, Education.
Co-founder & General Partner at Enygma Ventures.
She is the co-founder of Under Canvas, the leading US adventure hospitality company, which received a spot on the coveted Inc. 5000 list. She was named to the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women list from Ernst & Young.
Principal at Africa Trust Group.
She is an award-winning educator, writer, keynote speaker and gender-lens angel investor. She is the Principal at the Africa Trust Group that takes a holistic approach to investing in early stage women. She is also director and shareholder for Zoona, and African mobile payments business.
Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital.
He is an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries. He has co-founded various VC funds, serves on numerous boards, has authored 4 books, and is a TED, Stanford, MIT and Harvard fellow.
Hosted by Sandras Phiri
Sandras Phiri is the CEO and Founder of Startup Circles and Chief Learning Officer at Enygma Ventures. He is an expert on startups and revenue growth. He has worked with entrepreneurs from over 50 countries helping them launch, grow and get investor-ready. Sandras has founded several businesses, lectured at over 17 universities and has been to 22 countries.Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He has been featured in a lot of media including CNBC Africa and has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in South Africa in 2018 and 2019.
Meet entrepreneurs, like you, who've attended the masterclass
Each event you did on Facebook, I've attended it.
I've learned a lot on how to pitch investors, what investors look for, what I've got to say when I'm looking for investment. I've learned so many things. I know what to say, I know how to pitch my business. Here we are taught things which we never learned anywhere else. Recently I managed to raise investment!
I want to say thank you for last night and this training programme – I am learning SO much about how to implement ideas – I wasn’t aware that there was in fact a framework one could follow for entrepreneurship so this is SUPER insightful.
Caley van der Kolk AYA,
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What is Pranary
Time for a change...
After a year and a half of running as Startup Circles - we have realised that our name was seen to be restricted to idea-stage startups. However, we've also learnt that we make the biggest impact and difference when we work with existing business, whether early-stage or scale-up.
As a result of these two key leanings we've decided to rebrand and refocus on growing existing businesses. Therefore,
Startup Circles is now Pranary
The name is derived from "prana" which is "life force" and so our practical business school is the place for businesses, whether startup or existing, to get the life force needed to 'cross the chasm' and get into bigger service, bigger growth and bigger impact.