Palabres: Venture Capital & Private Equity for Startups

Join Tope & Alec this week to discuss Private Equity and Venture Capital for StartUp companies with Jules as he shares important criteria needed to secure funding and how to get prepared when meeting venture capitalists.


Jules is an investment professional and has spent over eight years in investment banking advising on asset level acquisition and divestment, corporate M&A and equity financing for private small to mid-cap companies. He is a founding member and Executive Director of Kappafrik Group which engages in investment, asset management and advisory activities in the power, infrastructure and oil&gas sectors in West Africa. Jules was Business Development Specialist with Entrepreneurship Development Center ( EDC), a Nigerian Central Bank incubation program to boost entrepreneurship and strengthen SMEs and head of finance and administration at Sipowa, a Real Estate and hospitality company in Cameroon. 

Jules is an African citizen, passionate about how companies can have positive impact on the African society through their business operations while fulfilling their strategic goals. He serves on the boards of multiple ventures both within and outside the Kappafrik Group.


Tope Hassan, the multi-lingual Global African entrepreneur,  is the Founder of ISOKO AFRICA. She is an African Tourist, a Praticing Yoga Teacher, Advocate for African Brands and Public Speaker. She produces a weekly podcast on Midas Radio, iTunes Podcasts and Podcast for Android. She is dedicated to adding value to Afrca through her organisation, ISOKO Africa by exporting African brands to the global marketplace gaining them recognition and increased sales.

Tope specializes in Compliance & Public Relations to create multi-dimensional business systems where start-ups and multi-national companies can operate fairly in a corrupt free environment and standardized economy. You can follow her daily updates on her handle, @OfficialTopaz on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.