Africa’s early stage investor community comes together November 15th and 16th, with a bonus ‘Cape Town Innovation Tour’ November 17th for the 4th annual African Early Stage Investor Summit – #AAIS2017. This exclusive investor-only event, hosted at Workshop17 in Cape Town, South Africa, unites key stakeholders in the ecosystem from across the continent to exchange best practices, share lessons learned and plot the roadmap for the future.

ORGANIZED BY

ABAN
SABAN
VC4A
Start-Scale-Exit

THIS YEARS’ THEME

This years’ theme ‘START-SCALE-EXIT, F(o)unding Great Startup Teams Poised For Global Success’ focuses on the role investors play in working with startup teams to scale internationally and ultimately exit. Topics key to this year’s event will for example be:

  • expanding from Africa to the world;
  • building international syndicates;
  • taking startup teams from idea to exit;
  • angels exiting to VC’s.

WHY ATTEND

Joining #AAIS2017 provides a unique opportunity for you to network with the most influential thought leaders in the early stage investment space and to plug into the African tech startup ecosystem. Learn and exchange knowledge with a network of top investment experts and exchange best practices with like-minded investors. Register now to get access to quality deal-flow and explore co-investment opportunities in the continent’s top companies.

AAIS2017
Cape Town

Summit program

Wednesday November 15 and Thursday November 16, 2017. We will keep you posted about the program.

CAPE TOWN INNOVATION TOUR

Friday November 17, 2017. Watch this space for updates on the tour.

SPEAKERS

Headlining the Summit are renowned international and local investors – with leading African angels and investors expected to attend from Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, and South Africa amongst many others. Speakers include:
Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Ventures Platform
Nigeria

Olatunji Ajani

Olatunji Ajani

ANDE
Nigeria

Baybars Altuntas

Baybars Altuntas

WBAF
Turkey

Helen Anatogu

Helen Anatogu

iDEA Nigeria
Nigeria

Victor Asemota

Victor Asemota

Africa Disapora Investment Network
Ghana

Adedana Ashebir

Adedana Ashebir

Village Capital
Kenya

Olawale Ayeni

Olawale Ayeni

IFC Venture Capital
Nigeria

Jeremy Baumann

Jeremy Baumann

The World Bank
USA

Andrea Böhmert

Andrea Böhmert

Knife Capital
South Africa

Leticia Browne

Leticia Browne

Intellegent Capital Group
Ghana

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

SABAN
South Africa

Abu Cassim

Abu Cassim

Jozi Angels
South Africa

Daniel Chiumia

Daniel Chiumia

Angel Investor
Malawi

Llew Claasen

Llew Claasen

Newtown Partners
South Africa

Brett Commaille

Brett Commaille

Angelhub Ventures
South Africa

Paul Cook

Paul Cook

Silvertree Capital
South Africa

Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

ABAN
Nigeria

Hüseyin Demirhisar

Hüseyin Demirhisar

Angel Wings Ventures
The Netherlands

Roeland Donckers

Roeland Donckers

IUNGO Capital
Uganda

Dina El-Shenoufy

Dina El-Shenoufy

Flat6Labs
Egypt

David van Dijk

David van Dijk

ABAN
The Netherlands

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

Cameroon Angels
Cameroon

Ike Eze

Ike Eze

Lagos Angel Network
Nigeria

Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

Silicon Cape
South Africa

Bastian Gotter

Bastian Gotter

SPARK NG
South Africa

Daniel Guasco

Daniel Guasco

Team Africa Ventures
South Africa

Stephen Gugu

Stephen Gugu

Viktoria Ventures
Kenya

Raymond Guthrie

Raymond Guthrie

Global Innovation Fund
United Kingdom

Thomas van Halen

Thomas van Halen

VC4A
The Netherlands

Maya Horgan

Maya Horgan

Ingressive
Nigeria

Khaled Ismail

Khaled Ismail

Algebra Ventures
Egypt

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson

Disrupt Africa
Kenya

CK Japeth

CK Japeth

Kampala Angel Investors
Uganda

Candace Johnson

Candace Johnson

EBAN
France

Yemi Keri

Yemi Keri

Rising Tide Africa
Nigeria

Steven Koltai

Steven Koltai

Koltai & Co
USA

Andile Masuku

Andile Masuku

African Tech Round-up
South Africa

Mixo Mayimele

Mixo Mayimele

Pepperfield Ventures
South Africa

Tefo Mohapi

Tefo Mohapi

iAfrikan
South Africa

Audrey Mothupi

Audrey Mothupi

Leading Angel Investor
South Africa

Sanjay Mungar

Sanjay Mungar

Angel Investor
Mauritius

Simunza Muyangana

Simunza Muyangana

Bongo Hive
Zambia

Isayvani Naicker

Isayvani Naicker

DST
South Africa

Sawa Nakagawa

Sawa Nakagawa

E Squared Investments
South Africa

Lexi Novitske

Lexi Novitske

Singularity Invest
Nigeria

Sean Nowak

Sean Nowak

Zephyr Acor
Kenya

Charles Ojei

Charles Ojei

HYBR
Nigeria

Kizito Okechukwu

Kizito Okechukwu

SEA Africa
Nigeria

Dotun Olowoporoku

Dotun Olowoporoku

Starta
Nigeria

Collins Onuegbu

Collins Onuegbu

Lagos Angel Network
Nigeria

Stephen Ozoigbo

Stephen Ozoigbo

Lions Africa
USA

Max Pichulik

Max Pichulik

Impact Amplifier
South Africa

Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka

Entrepreneur Traction
South Africa

Yehuda Raff

Yehuda Raff

iPartners Africa
South Africa

Aun Rahman

Aun Rahman

The World Bank
USA

Anna Samake

Anna Samake

AHL Venture Partners
Mali

Marcello Schermer

Marcello Schermer

Yoco
South Africa

Chris Schultz

Chris Schultz

Voodoo Ventures
USA

Charles Sidman

Charles Sidman

ECS Capital Partners
USA

Ivar Siimar

Ivar Siimar

EBAN
Estonia

Boldewijn Sloet

Boldewijn Sloet

Africa Tech Ventures
Kenya

Justin Stanford

Justin Stanford

4Di Capital
South Africa

Christian Steinbarth

Christian Steinbarth

Spark
Liberia

Leonard Stiegeler

Leonard Stiegeler

Ringier Africa
Nigeria

Dotun Sulaiman

Dotun Sulaiman

Lagos Angel Network
Nigeria

Ido Sum

Ido Sum

TLcom Capital
United Kingdom

Dimitris Tsigos

Dimitris Tsigos

EBAN
Greece

Bertil van Vugt

Bertil van Vugt

VC4A
The Netherlands

Alina Vinogradova

Alina Vinogradova

VC4A
The Netherlands

Ben White

Ben White

VC4A
The Netherlands

Erick Yong

Erick Yong

Greentec Capital Partners
Germany

Marek Zmyslowski

Marek Zmyslowski

Angel Investor
South Africa

Keet van Zyl

Keet van Zyl

Knife Capital
South Africa

Workshop17

THE VENUE

Workshop17 is an innovation and co-working space right in the middle of Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. It’s a place where innovative like-minded people and start-up entrepreneurs come together to collaborate towards a better country and continent through various projects.

In good company

Meet the following investors

4Di Capital
ABAN
Accion
African Diaspora Network
Africatech Ventures
Angelhub Ventures
Anges Quebec
Blue Haven Initiative
Cairo Angels
CAN
EAVCA
EBAN
EchoVC
Empretec
GBAN
GoBeyond
Goodwell
GSMA
Horizen Ventures
Investment One
Jozi Angels
KAIN
Knife Capital
Lagos Angel Network
Maine Venture Fund
Mercy Corps
NACO
Nest
Newtown Partners
Orange Digital Ventures
Outlierz
Pepperfield Ventures
Rising Tide Africa
RMI
SABAN
Sanaga Ventures
Seedstars
Silvertree Capital
Singularity Invest
Spark-ng
TLcom
Ventures Platform
WBAF
Zephyr Acorn

Media partners

Africa Diaspo
African Tech Round-up
AppsAfrica
Business Insider
Disrupt Africa
iAfrikan
innov8tiv
smartmonkey

Your organization not on the list? Contact the organizers on info [at] AAIS2017.com.

Welcoming special guest: WORLD BANK’s XL AFRICA

This year’s event partners with XL Africa, the first post seed stage pan-African acceleration program made possible by InfoDev at the World Bank. Sourcing the best digital innovators from across the continent, the XL Africa team will introduce 20 companies ready for Series A funding and poised for global success. These companies will showcase their remarkable innovations and significant business traction over the course of event, participating in the continent’s first venture showcase of this caliber. The program will focus on what it takes to build a great startup team in these markets and how to take a company from idea to exit when focused on African markets. The 20 selected companies will be announced August 14th on XL-Africa.com.
XLAfrica

 

POWERED BY

Work in Progress! Alliance

 

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

esquared
Github
Open Workspaces
Perigeum Capital

 

INVITE YOUR NETWORK

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Any questions?

Contact the organizers on info [at] AAIS2017.com. Look forward to see you in Cape Town!

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