Raising money for
Raising money for your business is a critical element for success especially if you are an early venture business. It is important to properly understand how to go about raising money and how best to interact with Venture Capital firms. Understanding what these firms are looking for in founders and entrepreneurs.
Our final V8 Masterclass for 2019 will spotlight the key considerations on How to Successfully Raise Money For Your Business. This masterclass will teach you certain principles and techniques that will help you create winning strategies for your business to reach investors.
This Masterclass on ‘How to Successfully Raise Money For Your Business’ will be presented by Dr. Omobola Johnson, Senior Partner TLcom and Former Minister of Communication & Information, Obi Emetarom, Chief Executive Officer, AppZone and Mr. Iyin Aboyeji, Co-founder Andela and Co-founder Flutterwave.
At V8 Valley, we are here to help your business grow.
Date: Wednesday,18th December 2019
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Venue: V8 Valley, 7B Dr S. Ezekuse Close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.
Who can attend?
Entrepreneurs – Prospective and Existing
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji co-founded two successful startups in Africa before launching Flutterwave in 2017. With $15.7 million in funding, the payments company is empowering Pan-African merchants to execute business on a global scale, processing $1.2 billion in transactions so far. Aboyeji’s previous startup Andela, gained attention when the venture received $24 million in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. Iyinoluwa is a recipient of several awards and honors including the John C Holland Award for Youth Leadership (awarded by JC Holland Foundation in 2010) and Nigeria’s top 20 under 20 (awarded by Thisday Newspapers in 2011). He was also named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012.
Obi Emetarom is the Chief Executive Officer of AppZone. An Electrical Engineer, and graduate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Obi co-founded Parkway Projects in 2004 serving as pioneer Executive Director and playing a significant role in driving Parkway Projects to market leadership in the area of electronic payment solutions.In 2008 Obi co-founded AppZone with a focus on the broader view of providing technology to empower people with unlimited access to quality financial services.Â From inception Obi has led AppZoneâ€™s stellar growth and consequent emergence as Africaâ€™s leading provider of home-grown Banking and Payment software.Obi is currently focusing on AppZoneâ€™s imminent expansion into Africa through recent International partnerships and investments. Prior to his startup activities, Obi had brief stints with SIOtel Nig. Ltd and 21st Century Ltd, serving in both companies in the capacity of system administrator and network engineer respectively.
Dr. Omobola Johnson is a Senior Partner at TLcom Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology-enabled companies in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, focusing on the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and the support of the Nigerian technology industry, including the pioneering involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators. Before serving in the Nigerian government, she worked with global management consulting firm, Accenture for over 25 years, including five years as Country Managing Director, working with companies in a variety of industries, transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organisations.
*This event is inclusive of refreshments*
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