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Karl Westvig
Raising Capital

The legendary CEO of Retail Capital reveals the ins and outs of raising cash for your business.

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Karl is the CEO and founder of Retail Capital, one of the most innovative SME credit financing companies in Africa. Karl has a stellar reputation in the finance space, having been involved in growing several other iconic credit firms, including RCS and DirectAxis.


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About This Recipe


Cash is the fuel of your business. If you don’t have it, life gets awful hard awful quick. So how you get your hands on the moola? What are the rules? What are the things you have to know? Heavy Chef has invited the heaviest of heavies when it comes to credit for businesses. The founder of some of the most innovative credit providers in the Southern Hemisphere unpacks the dos and don’ts when it comes to raising capital. Here are 10 bites of tasty cashflow goodness. 

What You'll Learn


Retail Capital CEO Karl Westvig is one of South Africa’s top experts on money and credit and has played an intrinsic role in shaping the local credit industry as we know it today. In this recipe, Karl shares critical advice on when an entrepreneur should bring credit into a business strategy.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


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