The Africa start-up investor community will meet on November 11 and 12, 2018 for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (# AESIS2018), an event organized by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) (https: // VC4A. com) and the African Business Angel Network (ABAN). For investors only, this exclusive event brings together key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond to share best practices, learn from peers and do business. The summit will launch Global Entrepreneurship Week in Cape Town and, for the second year in a row, will be held at Workshop 17 of the V & A Waterfront. Reserve your place in the front row today at www.AfricaInvestorSummit.com!
African founders and African investors operate in rapidly changing markets and transform the continent. By unlocking these opportunities, Africa-focused investors are developing unique approaches to investing. The organizers have chosen “The African Way to Investing” as the theme for this year’s event. How do these pioneering investors operate and what is the “African way of investing”? How is the venture capital model adapted to support innovation on the continent? How do African venture capitalists structure funds, control costs in markets with limited liquidity and develop exit opportunities? What is done to greatly increase the number of local angel investors? What instruments enable investors in the diaspora to play an active role? This year’s summit is where investors and business leaders come together to debate these issues, share best practices and jointly define the roadmap for the future.
On the first day, Sunday, November 11, the summit will offer its participants the Investing Academy, which will include several workshops and masterclasses for both potential investors and experienced investors. In the afternoon, participants will be invited to join the official welcome cocktails, organized in partnership with Naspers. On the second day, Monday, November 12, participants can expect a highly focused but diverse program of keynote speeches, roundtables, investor-focused workshops and masterclasses, rich networking experiences, and opportunities for investors. exclusive co-investment, as well as learn about the latest industry trends, insights and research. The day will end with an exclusive networking dinner for investors at the Radisson Red, sponsored by Wesgro. On Wednesday, 14 November, all participants will be invited to take part in the Cape Town and Stellebosch Innovation Tour (Cape Town and Stellebosch Innovation Tour).
Keynote speakers for the 2018 Summit are renowned investors, including Peter Cowley, the newly elected president of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), Ido Sum of TL Com Capital, Khaled Ismail of HIMangel, Wale Ayeni of IFC, Sam Paddock of GetSmarter, Keet van Zijl of Knife Capital, Quinton Soper of Proparco, Manuel Koser of Silvertree Internet Holdings, Marieme Diop of Orange Digital Ventures, Amee Pharboo of Accion, Jocelyn Cheng of Global Innovation Fund, Amr El Abd of Egypt Ventures, Lauren Cochran of Blue Haven Initiative and Llew Claasen of Newtown Partners.
Speakers include CEOs and investment managers from Africa Tech Ventures, Greentech Capital Partners, 4Di Capital, GSMA Fund, African Development Bank, Capital Village, AngelHub Ventures, Partech, Adlevo Capital, Capital Village, Compass VC, Goodwell Investments, MEST, Lagos Angels Network, Jozi Angels, South African Business Angels Network, Ventures Platform, MBC Africa, Edge Innovation, Compass Venture Capital, BidNetwork, IFV Venture Capital, and many more.
The summit will also include the “VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A”, which will feature 8 technology companies in growth phase (https://bit.ly/2Rlonr4) selected and approved by leading African venture capitalists. These companies represent a new category of investment opportunities emerging across the African continent. The selected projects generate significant revenues, are well positioned for regional and international expansion, and demonstrate significant innovations that are revolutionizing industries such as agriculture, healthcare, housing, transportation and finance.
A limited number of places remains available. For more information and tickets, please visit www.AfricaInvestorSummit.com.