What is the single most important thing that a VC is looking for when you pitch your business idea? You know that they are interested in your business model and financials and markets and the more obvious things that can convince them that they can make money out of your business.
Regardless of how many rounds of funding you have secured, pitching your business to an investor irregardless of the stage that your business is at is daunting, even for the more experienced.
All in all, the whole spiel you just gave about your business being a money making machine can go down the drain because just maybe you were not good enough to convince them that you are the entrepreneur in whom they are going to invest their money and make a lot of money in return. That’s pressure!
Join us for our next After Office Hours with Kris Senanu Managing Director- Entreprise at Telkom Kenya and is a successful Venture Capitalist whos passion lies with funding and financing companies
Kris will lead the engaging session that exposes the perspective of a venture capitalist.
Mr. Senanu’s career spans for over 20 years’ now in the ICT Industry. Throughout his career journey, Mr. Senanu has articulated and offered insight on Africa’s Technology Agenda; as a business leader in ICT and a Techpreneur.
A salesman by training, in Tech by passion and an inspired leader of businesses that impact, Mr. Senanu describes himself as one who doesn’t work a balance sheet, but invests in expertise that makes it all too easy to read and compelling to invest in.
Ghanian-born, currently, Mr. Senanu is the MD Entreprise at Telkom Kenya, a position he has held since August 1, 2016. In his current role, Mr. Senanu is tasked with enabling relationships between infrastructure, people and the economy.
Mr. Senanu also owns Blackrock Capital and holds other positions in the Industry. Prior, to joining Telkom Kenya, Kris was the MD of Access Kenya the first ICT company to list on the NSE and the innovative tech. He was also a pioneer of the Swift Global.
At AccessKenya he spent over 16 years and rose from a Sales Manager, and was promoted several times before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and later on promoted to be the MD before the buy-out of Access Kenya by Dimension Data that saw the company rebrand to Internet Solutions (IS).
Mr. Senanu also serves as Chairman of the Board of Technology Service Providers of Kenya, Member of Board of Directors at USIU and The Chairman of Board at Kenya Network Information Center (KENIC), Blackrock Capital, Kenya Institute of Management, Craft Silicon as well as Board Member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
He is also founder and venture capitalist of investment company Blackrock Capital Investment, an investment company that focuses on the entertainment industry and owns nightclubs including Tribeka and Sky Lounge as well as investment in Mama Ashanti, a West African themed restaurant. He also sits in the panel of investors of KCB Lion’s Den, which is Kenya’s version of Shark Tank and airs on KTN.
Mr. Senanu graduated from United States International University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business Administration. He is also a fellow of the chartered institute of marketing and also holds an MBA., in Strategic Management from Warwick business School
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