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MORE ABOUT PARTNER ELITE
Partner Elite is Raizcorp’s division for high-potential entrepreneurs who would like to partner with us to help build and grow their businesses. We have a reputation for finding the best entrepreneurs and offering them the best support.
WHO IS RAIZCORP? Company Overview
Founded in 2000 Raizcorp is, according to The Economist, the only genuine incubator in Africa. However, the company prefers to think of itself as a Prosperator™ rather than an incubator. Drawing on the best practices of business support and development models worldwide, Raizcorp has created its own unique, world-renowned model for the support and development of entrepreneurs. It offers a platform that fosters learning and guidance, and which can be translated into practical business success.
FAQs Frequently asked questions
WHAT EQUITY DO YOU REQUIRE?
Raizcorp prefers to take a minority equity stake in our partners’ businesses which can be up to 50%. As an entrepreneurial business ourselves, we understand your need for control of the business you have conceived and nurtured.
IF I JOIN UP, WHO WILL BE IN CONTROL OF MY BUSINESS?
Becoming our partner does not mean that we take over the day-to-day running of your business. We do not control your bank account nor do we have any operational control over your business. Our role is one of support and encouragement, of networking and advice, of systemisation and value creation.
HOW LONG HAS PARTNER ELITE BEEN RUNNING?
Our partner offering has been in existence since 2000. The first business that partnered with us back then is still one of our partners today.
HOW SUCCESSFUL HAS RAIZCORP BEEN?
We enter into lasting relationships with our partner companies that are based on long-term sustainability and profitability. Our basic philosophy is that if our partners are successful then we are successful. We deem success to be the high growth of your business, and the consequential and substantial value increase of your equity. As an example, a start-up with no revenue that joined us in 2014 was valued at R50 million in 2017. Simply put, we support the growth of multimillionaires.
IS PARTNER ELITE A RECOGNISED MODEL?
Our high-touch Prosperator™ model has been presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to the World Bank, at the Oxford University Saïd Business School, and is even a case study at the Wits Business School.