Investment Readiness for Startup Founders


The Investment Readiness for Startup Founders course is designed to equip the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to attract potential investors and secure startup funding. 

This comprehensive program will cover essential aspects of investment readiness, including understanding investor expectations, preparing compelling pitch materials, financial planning, valuation methods, negotiating term sheets, and building investor relationships. By the end of the course, founders will be well-prepared to navigate the investment landscape and position their startups for successful fundraising.


  1. Introduction to Investment Readiness: In this module, participants will gain an understanding of investment readiness for startups, including its definition and importance. They will also learn about investors' perspectives and expectations when considering potential investments.
  2. Crafting an Effective Pitch Deck: Participants will explore the key components of a compelling pitch deck and how to communicate a startup's value proposition and market opportunity effectively. The module will provide insights into creating a persuasive pitch to attract potential investors.
  3. Financial Planning and Projections: This module will teach participants how to create accurate financial projections and forecasts for their startups. They will also understand the significance of financial metrics in presenting a compelling case to investors.
  4. Due Diligence Preparedness: Participants will understand the due diligence process and its significance in garnering investment. They will learn to organise company information and documents to facilitate investor scrutiny and build trust.
  5. Startup Valuation Methods: Participants will explore various valuation approaches suitable for early-stage startups. They will learn to determine an appropriate valuation that aligns with their fundraising goals.
  6. Market Analysis and Competitive Landscape: Participants will be guided in conducting market research to validate their startup's target market. They will also learn to analyse competitors and effectively differentiate their offerings to attract investor interest.
  7. Building Investor Relationships: This module focuses on strategies for identifying and connecting with potential investors. Participants will learn how to cultivate strong and lasting relationships with investors to support their startup's growth.
  8. Pitching and Presentation Skills: Participants will develop effective pitching techniques and public speaking skills to confidently present their startup to different categories of investors, such as angel investors, venture capitalists, and others. Mock pitch sessions will provide valuable feedback and opportunities for improvement.
  9. Practical assessments: Participants will analyse successful fundraising case studies, gaining valuable insights from real-world examples. Additionally, they will engage in hands-on pitching practice, receive feedback and refine their pitching skills.

Mode of Delivery: Physical, Hybrid, Virtual
Price: N 450,000 - N 600,000
Duration: 1 day.

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Investment Readiness for Startup Founders

The Investment Readiness for Startup Founders course is designed to equip the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to attract potential investors and secure startup funding.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is my payment inclusive of exam fees and training?

Yes, payments made are fully inclusive of online training, digital textbooks, sample questions, exam vouchers and the IAPP membership (optional)

Where and how will the training take place?

All training will take place virtually from the comfort of your home.

How do I make payments?

Payments may be made in naira or USD.
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Benefits of acquiring IAPP certification

As the gold standard in data protection credentials, IAPP certifications are trusted anywhere. We offer the only globally recognized ISO/ANSI-accredited credentialing programs in information privacy.

- Evidence of knowledge of privacy laws and regulations and how to apply them;
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2024 Training Schedule

Ridwan Oloyede ( FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM)

Ridwan Oloyede is the Co-Founder of Tech Hive Advisory, where he leads the technology policy team. He advises on the global aspects of cybersecurity policy, data protection and privacy laws, digital health and digital ethics. Ridwan is a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and a Research Fellow at the African Academic Network on Internet Policy. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional in European Data Protection Law (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ridwan is also an expert at the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe and an official IAPP training provider.

Diana Uzor (CIPP/E, CIPM)

Diana is a certified privacy practitioner with experience in technology law, data protection advisory, corporate commercial, start up advisory, intellectual property advisory. Diana offers a range of services to clients including conducting product structure audits, advising on the commercialisation of intellectual property, conducting data protection audits, advising on compliance with all extant laws. She has a knack for spotting potential problem areas and offers legal services from the get-go to protect her clients from pitfalls and liability.  Diana is also a teacher, analyst and lifetime learner.

Senwelo Modise (FIP, CIPT, CIPP/E, CIPM, Security +)

Senwelo is a partner at Botlhole Law Group [In association with Neill Armstrong]. She leads the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications division at this corporate and commercial law firm. She specialises in technology law and is a subject matter expert in privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. She is interested in blockchain, digital health, fintech, artificial intelligence, electronic evidence, digital rights, and technology to improve efficiencies in legal practice.

14th - 16th May
21st - 23rd May

19th - 20th June
19th - 20th June

2nd - 4th July

9th - 11th July
23rd - 25th July

Please note that these training dates are subject to change and rescheduling if we do not meet the minimum quota of trainees per class.

Schedule a private in-person or executive training session. The sessions are shorter with more detailed focus on the participants. The training places premium on the participants’ focus, confidentiality and adaptability.

Date: The exact dates will be additionally determined.
Minimum of 3 participant per session
No of days: 2-days
Venue: To be determined
Fee:  To be determined