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Polo Leteka

Investor Readiness


Polo Leteka shares her recipe on what investors are looking for and how to optimise your business for funding.

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Polo Leteka is a renowned entrepreneur and private equity investor. As the Chairman and Founder of IDF Capital, a South African based entrepreneurial financier and advisory firm, Polo has contributed towards investments into women-owned SMEs across South Africa. An accountant by training, she has experience in both the Public and Private sectors of South Africa, specialising in accounting and auditing, corporate finance, investment banking, public policy formulation, venture capital and private equity in the SME sector.


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Access to business capital is a real challenge for many entrepreneurs, especially in Africa. Often, this is because many business owners are uninformed about what it is that investors are actually looking for in a great investment. We asked a well-respected private equity investor, IDF Capital founder Polo Leteka, to share with us what it is that investors are looking for in a viable business.

What You'll Learn


In this recipe, you will learn how Polo Leteka started her entrepreneurship journey and how she became a renowned entrepreneur and private equity investor. Polo shares tricks on how to optimise your business for funding and what investors look for in your business.


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.


Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in our growing community and share your learnings as you go.

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This entrepreneurial micro-course will take you only a few minutes per day (or you can binge if you want to). Feel free to skip around and please let us know what you think. 

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