Alternative Sources of Finance for Uganda Mara Launch Fund

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A single of the substitute sources of finance for Uganda is the Mara Launch fund. For a lot of Ugandans, specifically these starting out in business with only a notion, this is a very good spot to commence.

Simple data

Target: Start off ups and early stage organizations

Sector focus: All

Amounts supplied: UGX 5,000,000- UGX 10,000,000

Funding kind: Venture capital

Signifies, rather than offering a loan, the fund takes a % of shares in the company

Crucial criteria

Model can be repeated across Africa
Lucrative company within 3-5 years (exit period for fund)
Sturdy management

Further info

search on the internet for “Mara Launch Fund”

Tel: +256()414 233 700/800

Who is behind the fund?

Ashish J. Thakkar CEO,Mara Group
Alex Rezida, Partner at Nangwala, Rezida & Co. advocates and
Peter Mukiza, Managing Partner in Uganda for Quantum capital.

What is the approach like?

1. Submit company plan.The strategy must include information constant with the key criteria for the fund.

2. Introductory meeting. If the fund likes the plan, the investor will meet the fund team.

3. Due diligence.This means the fund “verifies” the data presented in the program.

4. Phrase sheet. Document spelling out the simple terms and circumstances.

My view/suggestions for success in accessing the funds for your organization

1. Team:Venture capital funds like Mara know that a great team will create and implement the thought effectively. If you have no internal capacity, have a professional join you so that your plan includes a robust group.

2. Executive summary. Investors are busy people and so your summary, normally one web page, ought to have a single aim in mind: “Make them eager to turn the pages”. In order to do this, ensure that your executive summary captures crucial aspects of the document which includes the group, the quantity needed, the approach, the activities to date and other info that gives a “snapshot” of your idea.

3. Repeatable model. The fund is hunting for good organization ideas that will transform Africa. Can the company model be repeatable not only in Uganda but possibly Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania?

4. Understand the fund and persons behind it. A core part of a profitable enterprise connection is whether or not the two parties “connect”. Investors are men and women and they generally invest if they like the individual behind it.

In July, I met Nigel Ball, director of an affiliated entity. He is a really likeable, straight speaking expert. I can as a result expect that the rest of the team will be of this nature.

Otherwise, finest of luck.


Inachee is not an agent or connected to this entity, it is an independent believed leadership and advisory firm. The data offered is based on our investigation and expertise. Whilst we have taken methods to guarantee the accuracy of the info presented here, there can be no guarantee that it will stay correct.

9 Responses to “Alternative Sources of Finance for Uganda Mara Launch Fund”

  1. Luann January 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Mega Lady (The Start) Volume One

    This can be a story in regards to a lady named Cent Manning A.K.A Mega Lady. Everything started on march 17th St.Patrick’s day 2151 only it had been on another planet known as “Uviese” It had been a significant coincidence that a new born baby little girl named Melva was created on St.Patrick’s day.As she lay’s inside a space pod before them A uvian husband and wife named Pamkay and Mara look lower in their daughter.Melva’s father Pamkay speak’s “Hello Melva i’m Pamkay I’m your father” Melva’s mother Mara speak’s next “And i’m Mara your mother” It came near to when both Pamkay and Mara needed to send Melva to earth. “We’re glad and proud to possess you here around Melva” Mara say’s to her.”Uviese is no more safe for you personally our dear” Then Pamkay say’s “Therefore we are delivering you to definitely earth”. “We can’t forget you and also we’ll alway’s adore youInch Pamkay say’s.”Goodbye our little Melva”. Mara say’s as she lean’s against her husband.Because they launch their newborn baby daughter to earth,The earth Uviese begin’s to to part ways in 2. So she’s off to a different home planet For now Melva is just a baby but because she get’s older she’ll uncover her uvian forces that are simular to super girl’s. Only they’ll be super speed,super hearing,Also super stregnth,invincebility,ice breath,warmth ray vision, x-ray vision,super hearing,flight.The energy to melt, as well as the energy to heal others, Which include’s acidity spit too.All of a sudden at 2am on St.Patrick’s day, Melva’s space pod crash land’s within an abandoned old house in Anaheim california next door from the husband and wife named Derek and Louise Manning.A minute later Derek and Louise Manning hurry to take a look “Derek in here”

    Louise Manning call’s to her husband.. Derek Manning rush’s to his wife after which, Derek and Louise Manning look lower in the space pod The crashland am effective,It knocked the entire house lower.There have been buttons along the side of Melva’s space pod,Louise press’s one of these along with mass of steam arrived on the scene.Following the steam was removed up,Derek and Louise Manning see a new born baby little girl in side.”Look baby she included a bottle using the formula inside” Louise say’s to Derek and they also required the infant and also the bottle to their property.InchWhitened skin,blue eyes light blonde hair” Derek say’s.Additionally they knowtest she’d a platinum necklace up with a very ball replicant from the planet Uviese how big a marble.Mean while as Derek call’s the adoption company, Louise sit’s lower using the little girl in her own arms as she gives her formula.Derek Manning may be the lead singer of the gospel band known as “Concoction soda” Within the same band,His wife Louise may be the rapper. At 3:30am The husband and wife mind to mattress the moment the brand new born little girl went to sleep.Later tomorrow the husband and wife grew to become Melva’s new adoptive parents.”What is your opinion we ought to title her” Derek ask’s after which

    Louise say’s “what about Cent that is after your mother” Derek say’s “Cent it’sInch The husband and wife named her after Derek’s mother.After being discovered by

    Derek and Louise Manning, The time had come for Cent to possess her first birthday celebration Everyone is asked.It had been all sitting up and everyone was prepared to party.Following the party after everyone left,Cent soon discovered her first 2 forces prior to her others.It first began served by Louise and Derek battling to pick up the area pod Cent crash arrived in.Louise grab’s a wheely and Derek grab’s another with all they’ve,They lift however they bearly could after which the pair of them see that they an additional boost.They looked to determine what it really was there she maybe it was was Cent supporting another finish of her space pod. After lifting up her space pod, she all of a sudden zoomed home and thrown her space pod towards the backyard.

    It had been her first birthday and Cent Manning discovered her super stregnth and her super speed.Her parents were in shock because they watch Cent practice controling her forces.Annually went by also it was that point. Cent had switched 2 and also at age 2 she learned how you can climb on the top of products.All of a sudden she fell from the counter top “Bang” Derek and Louise hurry in to the kitchen and find out Cent setting up on the ground laughing.Louise pick’s Cent up and giver’s her to Derek “Father and daughter time babes” she say’s so Derek put’s her in to the highchair.Cent left a significant small whole.So her last 24 months like a baby went pretty much on her.She fitted in with other people in kinder gaurden.Cent soon finished kinder gaurden and thus she was now inrolled into elementary school.Derek and Louise inrolled Cent right into a catholic school.She’s seven years of age within the first grade,She look’s around at everybody’s backpacks all of a sudden she saw into one so that as she did, she blinked in shock.Cent look’s again and thoroughly, she concentrate’s after which she look’s whatsoever the rear packs and saw that which was included all. It had been her x-ray vision which was discovered. She know’s much better than to demonstrate her bang

  2. Rod February 5, 2013 at 4:10 am #

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  3. Lucas February 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

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  4. Darnell June 19, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Conservatives are telling us the man erecting the “Ground Zero Mosque” is terrorist connected. He’s also Fox News connected.

    Does that mean Fox is terrorist connected?


    1. Fox’s biggest investor (and close friend of Rupert Murdoch) is MUSLIM Saudi billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal.

    Saudi Billionaire Boasts of Manipulating Fox News Coverage

    Murdoch, Saudi prince team up to launch ‘Arabic Fox News’

    2. The *same* MUSLIM Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the one building the mosque near ground zero.

    3. He is also owner of the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

  5. Junior July 18, 2013 at 6:08 am #

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  6. Alysha July 22, 2013 at 4:42 am #

    Wat Happens to Luke and his friends? does luke turn away to the dark side

  7. Diana August 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    im a 15 year old girl and have nothing to read. i read practically everything but my fave books are:
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    (ps i have read the hunger games and harry potter)
    thanks in advance

  8. Shad August 22, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    This is a story about a woman named Penny Manning A.K.A Mega Woman. It all began on march 17th St.Patrick’s day 2051 only it was on another planet called “Uviese” It was is quite a coincidence that a new born baby girl named Meeka was born on St.Patrick’s day.As she lay’s in a space pod before them; A uvian married couple named Pamkay and Mara look down at their daughter.Meeka’s father Pamkay speak’s “Hello Meeka my name is Pamkay I am your father” Meeka’s mother Mara speak’s next “And I am Mara your mother” It came close to when both Pamkay and Mara had to send Meeka to earth. “We are glad and proud to have you here with us Meeka” Mara say’s to her.”Uviese is no longer safe for you our dear” Then Pamkay say’s “So we are sending you to earth”. “We will never forget you and we’ll alway’s love you” Pamkay say’s.”Goodbye our little Meeka”. Mara say’s as she lean’s against her husband.As they launch their new born baby daughter to earth,The planet Uviese begin’s to to split up in two. So she’s off to a new home planet; For the moment Meeka is only a baby but as she get’s older she will discover her uvian powers which are simular to super man’s and super girl’s. Only they will be super speed,super hearing,Also super stregnth,invincebility,ice breath,heat ray vision,x-ray vision,super hearing,flight.The power to melt,The power to erase memories, and also the power to heal others, That also include’s acid spit as well.Suddenly at 2am on St.Patrick’s day, Meeka’s space pod crash land’s in an abandoned old house in Anaheim california across the street from a married couple named Derek and Heather Manning.A moment later Derek and Heather Manning rush over to check it out “Derek in here” Heather Manning call’s out to her husband.. Derek Manning rush’s to his wife and then, Derek and Heather Manning look down at the space pod; The crashland was so powerful,It knocked the whole house down.There were buttons on the side of Meeka’s space pod,Heather press’s one of them and then a mass of steam came out.After the steam was cleared up,Derek and Heather Manning see a new born baby girl in side.”Look baby she came with a bottle with the formula inside” Heather say’s to Derek and so they took the baby and the bottle back to their house.”White skin,blue eyes light blonde hair” Derek say’s.They also knowtest she had a platinum necklace on with a crystal ball replicant of the planet Uviese the size of a marble.Mean while as Derek call’s the adoption company, Heather sit’s down with the baby girl in her arms as she gives her formula.Derek Manning is the lead singer of a gospel band called “Potion soda” In the same band,His wife Heather is the rapper. At 3:30am The married couple head to bed as soon as the new born baby girl fell asleep.Later on that day the married couple became Meeka’s new adoptive parents.”What do you thing we should name her” Derek ask’s and then Heather say’s “how about Penny which is after your mother” Derek say’s “Penny it is” The married couple named her after Derek’s mother.After being found by Derek and Heather Manning, It was time for Penny to have her 1st birthday party; The whole family is invited.It was all sat up and everybody was ready to party.After the party and after everybody left,Penny soon discovered her 1st 2 powers before all her others.It first started off with Heather and Derek struggling to lift up the space pod Penny crash landed in.Heather grab’s a wheely and Derek grab’s another and with all they have,They lift but they bearly could and then the two of them see that they had an extra boost.They looked to she what it was and there she was it was Penny holding up the other end of her space pod. After lifting up her space pod, she suddenly zoomed backe home and tossed her space pod to the back yard.It was her first birthday and Penny Manning discovered her super stregnth and her super speed.Her parents were in shock as they watch Penny practice controling her powers.A year passed by and it was that time. Penny had turned 2 and at age 2 she learned how to climb on top of things.Suddenly she fell off the kitchen counter “Bang” Derek and Heather rush into the kitchen and see Penny laying down on the floor giggling.Heather pick’s Penny up and giver’s her to Derek “Father and daughter time babes” she say’s so Derek put’s her into the high chair.Penny left quite a small whole.So her last 2 years as a baby went pretty well for her.She fitted right in with others in kinder gaurden.Penny soon graduated from kinder gaurden and so she was now inrolled into grade school.Derek and Heather inrolled Penny into elementary.She is seven years old in the 1st grade,She look’s around at everybody’s backpacks; suddenly she saw into one and as she did, she blinked in shock.Penny look’s again and carefully, she concentrate’s and then she look’s at all the back packs and saw what was inside them all. It was her x-ray vision that was discovered. She know’s better than to show off her powers in school.She w
    i didn’t get to copy and paste the whole story so far but it’s really great.. i need help ending it.. penny’s in the 7th grade and i don’t know what to write next
    i fixed it i got rid of the memory erasing thing and what not and if you want to read the whole story i’ll email it to you so it’ll be easier to read.

  9. Idell August 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Btw, these are the things you need to know: Ore is the world they live in, Peuton is the language of Hedarigg Republic (this will be mentioned later on in the text) and Mara and Hanara are sisters and are a part of a villainous group. They are puppeteers, so use magic to make anything anything move from a pencil to a person, and magic is outlawed in Hedarigg. People are sent to camps to be executed or imprisoned and tortured for life. Mara has ‘feeling puppets’ because she is made blind, so she can ‘see’ her way by sending these puppets around her to check what’s infront, behind etc. Also, people use magic to control the elements. Right, now that that’s done, here you are – critics wanted, harsh criticism needed. 🙂


    The little girl looked on in fear as her sister’s eyes were scooped out.

    Her sister collapsed, crying and hugging her face. The dark man leered over her and kicked her in the ribs.

    “Little brat!” he snarled in Peuton.

    He stepped to the little girl, the dripping spoon in his hand, and she scrabbled back to the metal wall. They were in a small tin room, blood stained in large patches on the walls and floors. The smell of death hung tightly in the air.

    His eyes glinted dangerously in the light of a dying lantern.

    “Mama!” the little girl cried, hiding her face.

    He kicked her head. She sobbed silently.

    “Behave or end up like her!” he threatened, waving the spoon in front of her pale face. She glanced at it through blurred eyes and cried harder.

    The man snatched her sister’s hair and showed her face to the little girl. The blood was spitting from her empty eye-sockets. The little girl screamed.

    Hanara snapped back into reality.

    She was standing with Mara on the rooftop, listening to her sister complain how bored she was and that they should get on with it. Freshly dug-up corpses stood hunched around them, waiting for an order. Hanara gazed at the distant spiked fences trapping the stolen prisoners of Lemonson Camp inside. Blood made the air stink; Hanara couldn’t tell if that was the corpses or the prisoners themselves. The sound of whip-lashes echoed through the forgotten town.

    ‘Lemonson’, means forgotten, extinct, much like how the people trapped inside the fences are going to be and how the people free to walk outside have lived all their lives. If there was any place that could be considered the let-down of Ore, it was Hedarigg, and the people are below the level of scum. Hanara couldn’t believe she and Mara came from this place. It was too unreal and even as they stood just ten yards away, the camp felt so distant.

    “Can we move now?” said Mara.

    Hanara looked at her. “Sure. I was waiting for you.”

    Mara was fuming.

    “I’ve been saying ‘can we go’ for half-an-hour! You’ve just been off in your own little world.”

    Hanara smiled.

    “Right, let’s go then. The camp’s straight ahead of you, Mara.”


    Mara and Hanara hopped off the roof and they raced forward, darting like shadows to the fence, where they stepped up on it and leapt over the jagged spikes. The prisoners, who were dressed in grey overalls, yelled out when metal was launched in all directions as the corpses charged their way through, following their masters. Hanara whipped out two swords and threw one to Mara (“Heads up!”) – Mara reached out and caught it.

    They swung their swords and attacked the guards who had already begun fighting with Earthmagic. The corpses acted like a shield for both girls and took the blows of heavy boulders to their chests. The girls weren’t interested with the guards and, as the corpses fought them, they broke into the unwelcoming building by the front door. The prisoners ran through the hole in the fence that was left by the corpses.

    The inside was like stepping into a sauna, though the air wasn’t thick with heat and smoke but with sweat and blood. A vile stench swept over the two as they entered and bolted the door, not like that would defend any incoming boulders however. It didn’t matter, they weren’t going to be there long.

    As she stared at the dirty small cells trapping pale fleshy skeletons, Hanara thought of her time in them.

    She slashed at the cell locks with her sword. The prisoners didn’t stop to thank her and weakly fled, leading each other to the nearest exit, the front door, not knowing of the danger of outside.

    As soon as they opened a door, a boulder crashed through, killing some of them. Hanara had to push she and Mara to the ground, dodging it just in time.

    “****!” yelled Mara.

    Hanara jumped up and met guards at the door as they stormed through, cutting down the escaped prisoners as they went past. A guard’s sword and Hanara’s sword collided but she swooped and sent him down easily. She sliced many more guards in half, the raw anger and hatred of ten years flying free within her.

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