How do you find the initial capital for a business or keep money flowing in? Do you know what investors and funders mainly look at? Find out what Keet van Zyl and Dov Girnun say about the things that make a business more investable.
In this podcast
Host: Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef, an entrepreneur education platform
Keet van Zyl – co-founder of Knife Capital
"The landscape, incubators, accelerators, mentorship, market access, the corporates – are coming to the party as well much more now… You know, a good company and a good investment is not necessarily the same thing. A good investment depends on evaluation, it depends on the structure, the strategy, and so forth. Then we look at strong culture and those softer elements. One has to look at how one combines the sum element of mentorship capital – the people behind it."
Dov Girnun – founder and CEO of Merchant Capital
"It’s about finding partners who first and foremost are aligned culturally… not just a financial investor who’s looking to make a return, but rather a strategic investor who can open doors, provide a network, be a mentor and obviously provide you with capital to help grow your business. A healthy business is owner-managed and you have a good understanding of the unit economics of your business."
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