12 episodes

Equity Merchants dives deep into various issues around investing in African startups. We’ll cover topics such as conducting due diligence, employee stock options, and valuation. If you’re looking to understand venture capital from an African perspective, you would love this.

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Equity Merchants dives deep into various issues around investing in African startups. We’ll cover topics such as conducting due diligence, employee stock options, and valuation. If you’re looking to understand venture capital from an African perspective, you would love this.

    Handling the legal aspect of your startup with Odunoluwa Longe, Co-Founder TLP Advisory and DIY Law

    Handling the legal aspect of your startup with Odunoluwa Longe, Co-Founder TLP Advisory and DIY Law

    Odunoluwa Longe is the Co-Founder and Partner of TLP Advisory as well as a Co-Founder at DIY Law, a legal tech startup that provides startups with DIY law kits and resources. Prior to co-founding TLP Advisory, she worked on private equity deals at investment banks in Nigeria.
    In this episode, she shares her motivation for starting Nigeria's first law firm dedicated to startups and some tips on navigating legal issues in startups.
    This episode is proudly sponsored by the Techpoint Africa business team. 
    You can send me an email at chimgozirim@techpoint.africa. For most stories on startups and innovation, visit techpoint.africa.

    • 44 min
    Oui Capital's Olu Oyinsan on the venture capital business model, standing out to VCs, getting a job in venture capital, and term sheet basics.

    Oui Capital's Olu Oyinsan on the venture capital business model, standing out to VCs, getting a job in venture capital, and term sheet basics.

    A few weeks ago, Nigerian VC firm, Oui Capital announced the launch of its second fund – The Oui Capital Mentor’s Fund. interestingly, one of their LPs included Tosin Eniolorunda, CEO of Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt, and one of the firm’s early investments. 
    On this episode of Equity Merchants, I speak with Olu Oyinsan, the firm’s Managing Partner to learn more about the business of venture capital and how startups can attract more investors. 
    This episode is proudly sponsored by the Techpoint Africa business team. 
    You can send me an email at chimgozirim@techpoint.africa. For most stories on startups and innovation, visit techpoint.africa.

    • 56 min
    Jack Knellinger and Loraine Achar shares Capria Ventures' investment thesis, choosing local fund managers, getting capital to unrepresented demographies, and Capria Ventures' ideal founder.

    Jack Knellinger and Loraine Achar shares Capria Ventures' investment thesis, choosing local fund managers, getting capital to unrepresented demographies, and Capria Ventures' ideal founder.

    This week on Equity Merchants, we have two guests – Jack Knellinger and Loraine Achar. 
    Jack is the Co-founder and a Partner at Capria Ventures, while Loraine is an Associate with the firm working out of Africa.
    In this episode, we discuss how startups can stand out when reaching out to VCs, what Capria Ventures looks out for when choosing local fund managers, and several other topics. 
    This episode is proudly sponsored by the Techpoint Africa business team. 
    You can send me an email at chimgozirim@techpoint.africa. For most stories on startups and innovation, visit techpoint.africa.

    • 41 min
    Aruwa Capital Management's Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes on the need to invest in female founders, experience raising funds as a woman, when startups are ready for VC investment, and Aruwa Capital's value to startups.

    Aruwa Capital Management's Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes on the need to invest in female founders, experience raising funds as a woman, when startups are ready for VC investment, and Aruwa Capital's value to startups.

    Welcome to another episode of Equity Merchants. Our guest today is Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes. Adesuwa is the Managing Partner and Founder of Aruwa Capital Management, an early-stage growth equity and gender lens fund.
    As one of the few female partners in Africa, Adesuwa is passionate about getting more women to start their own companies and fund startups. In this episode, we discussed her reason for starting a gender lens fund, the benefits of investing in women, and when startups should raise money. 
    This episode is proudly sponsored by the Techpoint Africa business team. 
    You can send me an email at chimgozirim@techpoint.africa. For most stories on startups and innovation, visit techpoint.africa.

    • 31 min
    Ajim Capital's Eunice Ajim on quitting Apple, choosing a co-founder, biggest mistakes startup founders make, and backing ambitious African founders.

    Ajim Capital's Eunice Ajim on quitting Apple, choosing a co-founder, biggest mistakes startup founders make, and backing ambitious African founders.

    Today on Equity Merchants, our guest is Eunice Ajim, the Founding Partner of Ajim Capital. Before starting Ajim Capital, Eunice was the founder of dataGig, a platform that connected data science professionals with SMEs. 
    She also co-founded OpenTeams, a marketplace for open source talents. In today’s interview, she shares her thoughts on Africans investing in startups, choosing a co-founder, and the right time to raise from VCs. 
    This episode is proudly sponsored by the Techpoint Africa business team(https://techpoint.africa/advertise). You can send me an email at chimgozirim@techpoint.africa. For most stories on startups and innovation, visit techpoint.africa.

    • 49 min
    Metis Capital Partners' Gideon Dada on moving from investment banking to venture capital, entrepreneurs that should avoid VC funding, and why fintech gets the most funding.

    Metis Capital Partners' Gideon Dada on moving from investment banking to venture capital, entrepreneurs that should avoid VC funding, and why fintech gets the most funding.

    In October 2021, Gideon Dada received a message from a recruiter on LinkedIn. The recruiter was looking to hire someone to join the team at Metis Capital and felt he would be a good fit.
    After a round of assessments and interviews, he got the job, resuming in December 2021. On this episode of Equity Merchants, he shares his journey and some thoughts on investments in Africa.

    • 49 min