As a startup founder, it is important and in your best interest, to proactively create a Due Diligence Checklist, even though investors are the ones usually performing due diligence.  It’s a valuable tool that not only impresses investors but also makes your journey as a founder smoother and more successful. The due diligence process varies significantly depending on the context and the specific goal. 

Due Diligence Checklist

At HealthCap Africa, we conduct due diligence for investment purposes. Here’s what you can expect from our due diligence:

Document Review:

Financial Analysis:

Legal Due Diligence:

Operational Due Diligence:

Market and Industry Analysis:

Product Analysis 

ESG Due Diligence:

Human Resources and Culture:

Intellectual Property and Technology:

Management Team:

Customer and Supplier Relationships:

Tax and Financial Compliance:

Risk Assessment:

It’s important to note that the due diligence process may vary based on the specific nature of the transaction and the industry involved. Additionally, the depth and scope of due diligence can vary, with some processes being more comprehensive than others. The goal of due diligence is to gather the necessary information to make an informed decision and mitigate risks associated with the transaction or investment. It’s often a collaborative effort involving legal, financial, operational, and industry experts.

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