On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Polo Leteka, who is the Chairman and Founder of the IDF Capital, which is a South African based entrepreneurial financier and advisory firm. Polo is highly accomplished, experienced entrepreneur and a Private Equity investor. Through the IDF Capital Polo has contributed towards channelling investments into women owned SMEs across South Africa. She was also part of South Africa’s version of the Dragon’s Den, and she is a co-author of And for all These Reasons, I’m In. The book is aimed at assisting entrepreneurs to become investor ready. On this interview, Polo shared her journey and leadership lessons she has learned over the years. She also unpacked how the IDF has been instrumental in demonstrating her passion for transformation and development, expanding outside the borders of South Africa. She let us in on some of the secrets of why the IDF Capital has done so well since its inception and through the pandemic. She also gave entrepreneurs tips on how to be investor ready and to succeed in business.