"The IRPAfrica Investment Readiness Platform is well time and necessary in this difficult time for many new and well-established early-stage ventures. If you used properly entrepreneurs will learn much need approaches to making a complete and compelling case for investment".
Vuyisa Qabaka, Partner at HYBR
By educating entrepreneurs, we will improve the number of start-ups actively engaging with investors to scale, ultimately driving economic growth in the countries within which they operate. From their experience, we can then adapt the start-up ecosystems to provide the right level of support and investment to thrive. The growth of the platform will see us growing the level of participation in policy frameworks from people who themselves have been through the journey of building start-ups leveraging ecosystems. I personally look forward to seeing an increase of entrepreneurs “shooting their shot” as they grow their confidence and engagement with investors, leading to an increase in investment directed at start-ups”.
“The Investment Readiness Platform is a much-needed game changer in the context of directing investments to start-ups. The current level of investment in start-ups, is a far cry from what is needed to effect economic growth.
Marang Marekimane, MD of Business Mechanic Process
“Africa does not have a lack of funding opportunities, with only 5% of startups getting access to funding the challenges are bigger than just funders declining thousands of applications. The IRPAfrica Investment Readiness Platform focus on getting them ready for a positive response are timeous and needed. We know that being ready for the opportunity has better luck outcomes then trying to be ready. Business advisory, coaching and Mentorship are critical ecosystem players to have with the IRpAfrica learning academy, a community like IRPAfrica around the Startups will certainly have a greater impact”.
Hilton Theunissen, MD at Growthwheel SA
“The IRPAfrica platform is an important missing piece to the ecosystem. Among other things it brings transparency to founders and investors alike with its secure data room for due diligence and thorough checklist to help prepare founders for the investment process and to save investors time in finding investor ready startups and in the step of due diligence”.
Serena Davis, Startup Investment Specialist, Hippo Seeds
Chisala Bwalya from Zambia