Whether you want to raise $5,000 or $5 million to kickstart your business idea or grow an existing business, this Masterclass will show you a clear path for raising all the funding you need.

The Funding Masterclass comprises 5 powerful modules. Each module contains important learning points that will open your eyes to the amazing opportunities for raising capital out there.

WARNING: This Masterclass involves practical work. It is designed for people who are ready to do the work required to raise money for their business. If all you want is theory or book knowledge, this Masterclass is definitely NOT for you.

Get ready for the ride!

Module 1: Understand The Basics

In this module, you’ll learn:

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The simple ROADMAP FRAMEWORK for raising finance for any business and how this simple 5-step process can significantly improve your chances of attracting investment.

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The MOST DANGEROUS Mental Roadblocks that hold many entrepreneurs back from attracting the capital they need for their business;

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The CORE MOTIVATIONS that explain why investors and funding organisations are keen to release billions of dollars in funding every year;

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The 3 MAJOR TYPES of funding that are available for businesses and the benefits and disadvantages of each one, and the key important factors you MUST consider before you accept any funds from an investor or bank. 

Module 2: Know Your Risk Profile

In this module, you’ll learn:

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The 7 CRITICAL RISKS that most investors and banks consider before making the decision to invest in any business.

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How to calculate your Risk Score by using the Investment Readiness Checklist (IRC) to diagnose the key strengths and weaknesses in your business before you start approaching potential investors.

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The key strategies for mitigating the different types of business risks so you can confidently respond to any fears or doubts investors may have about investing in your business.

Module 3: Target The Right Investors

In this module, you’ll learn:

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The Top 15 SOURCES OF FUNDING you should target to raise capital for your business. These include several sources and opportunities that provide billions of dollars in funding to entrepreneurs and businesses every year.

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The Good and Bad sides of each source of funding so you can make objective choices and decisions about the right source of funding for your business;

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Real-life examples and SUCCESS STORIES of entrepreneurs who have successfully raised funding for their businesses. Their success proves just how practical and effective these 15 Sources of Funding can be.

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Access to the Africa Hot 100 Catalog that contains the names, profiles, type of available funds, and contact Information of 100 firms and organisations that invest in businesses on the African continent.

Module 4: Craft Compelling Proposals

In this module, you’ll learn:

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How to craft a great pitch and the 10 Most Important Things investors and banks want to see in your pitch or proposal before they invest.

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The 4 KEY SECTIONS of an investment-standard business plan and how to structure and craft a Business Plan that is so compelling that investors will want to read everything until the very last page.

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A live pitch deck and business plan template that helps you develop your own proposal as you go through this module of the Masterclass.

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Real-life samples of a pitch deck and business plan that was successfully used to raise money so that you can develop a great one too.

Module 5: Closing Investment Deals

In this module, you’ll learn:

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The 11 BUSINESS VALUATION TECHNIQUES you can choose from to put a logical valuation on your business that will help you get a good deal during negotiations with investors.

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The most important LEGAL ASPECTS of investment deals and the terms, clauses and conditions to look out for in an investment contract so that you protect your interests in the relationship.

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Important NEGOTIATION TIPS AND STRATEGIES for extracting and exchanging value with investors in a way that leads to win-win outcomes.

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Understanding the DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS that investors do before they invest and the important factors you must consider and prepare for.

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Important tips for managing the relationship with your new investors in a way that builds long-term trust.

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About the Instructor


Hi there,

I'm John-Paul Iwuoha, and I'll be your host during the Funding Masterclass.

For almost a decade, I have worked with dozens of entrepreneurs within and outside Africa to attract the money they need to start, grow, expand or turnaround their businesses. To date, my students and clients have raised more than $5 million in equity investments, business loans, grants, and prize money.

I am a chartered certified accountant (ACCA UK) and my background is in business advisory. I started my career in the consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the top global business consulting giants. I also held roles in business development and management in the energy industry before I made the life-changing move to become a full-time entrepreneur.

My work, opinion pieces and articles have been featured in several local and international media, including CNN, The Huffington Post and LinkedIn Pulse. With almost 1 million followers on LinkedIn, I was named a global Top Voice on Startups and Entrepreneurship by LinkedIn in 2018. 

I have authored two books, namely '101 Ways To Make Money in Africa' that focuses on business opportunities, and 'Jackpot!' which focuses on fundraising strategies for business. 

I look forward to walking with you as you progress through the Funding Masterclass.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]


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What exactly is the Masterclass?

The Funding Masterclass is an online training program that is targeted at entrepreneurs and business owners who need to raise additional capital to support the startup, growth, expansion or turnaround of their businesses.

The Masterclass contains 5 modules of pre-recorded lesson videos and materials that cover the basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge that is required to successfully raise funding for any business.

Even though the Funding Masterclass is originally offered at $499 per student, we introduced the $9/month subscription plan to give more entrepreneurs the access and opportunity to benefit from this landmark training program.

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When does the Masterclass start and finish?

The Masterclass is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. All the modules, lesson videos and materials are already available in the portal and you can start learning wherever or whenever you want, or learn as fast or as slow as you want. 

Some of our students finish the Masterclass in a few weeks. But most of our students prefer to take their time and pace their learning so that they maximise the value they get from the Masterclass.

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How long do I have access to the Masterclass?

The Masterclass is a subscription-based course. You have access to all the modules, lessons and materials as long as your monthly subscription ($9/month) is still active.

You can also cancel your subscription whenever you want. All it takes is one click to unsubscribe and delete all your payment information. 

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What if I need help during the Masterclass?

The Masterclass is designed to be interactive, responsive, and practical. If you have any challenges or questions regarding any lesson or module in the Masterclass, please use the Comments section below that lesson and we will respond as soon as possible.

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How can I pay and get started with the Masterclass?

To get started, scroll up and click the blue button to enrol in the Masterclass. You will be directed to a checkout page where you will be asked to provide your name, email and payment information.

This platform is operated by Teachable Inc. USA, one of the best virtual learning platforms in the world. It accepts most international credit/debit cards such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express. 

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Will you help me create my pitch and business plan, or introduce me to investors?

The Funding Masterclass is a training program that shows you everything you need to raise funding on your own. In essence, it's a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) program. And it works superbly for most of our students who have successfully raised money for their businesses.

However, if you are interested in a much more direct, private or personalised service, John-Paul provides VIP coaching, Group coaching, and Bespoke Consulting services for clients who need direct help, extra support and guidance on their fundraising journey. 

To learn more about these additional services, please reach out to John-Paul as soon as you enrol in the Masterclass.

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