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.

Watch the highlights from #AAIS2017

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

Tuesday evening – November 14:
Invite-only speakers cocktail (at the Waterfront – exact location TBA).
Wednesday – November 15:
Full day Summit at Workshop 17 (17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront) + the network dinner at Two Oceans Aquarium (Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront).
Thursday – November 16:
Full day Summit at Workshop 17 + World Bank Policy Meeting (invite only parallel track) + After party.

Friday – November 17:
‘Cape Town Innovation Tour’: Mainly for our overseas guests (limited seating + $50 contribution). This tour aims to give you a great introduction to the ecosystem, access to the entrepreneurs and leaders building the sector, and you’ll spend the day being hosted by industry experts who are embedded in the community. Register your ticket here.

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

08:00 Registration open at Workshop17
09:00 Welcome remarks
Profile Photo , ABAN
09:10 Official opening
Profile Photo , ABAN + Lagos Angel Network
09:20 International investor panel

State of play: Current investment climate

  • Profile Photo , South African Business Angel Network
  • Profile Photo , Knife Capital
  • Profile Photo , Lagos Angel Network
  • Profile Photo , Singularity Investments
  • moderator: Profile Photo , ABAN + Viktoria Business Angel Network
10:00 Keynote

Key ingredients for Africa’s Startup Community

Profile Photo , VC4A

10:10 Fireside chat

Unwrapping the $40M Series C Round in Andela

  • Profile Photo , TL Com Capital
  • Profile Photo , ABAN + Cameroon Angels Network
10:40 Keynote

Understanding the investment climate

Profile Photo , SAVCA

10:50 Network break
11:20

Welcome by the World Bank and introducing XL Africa

Honorary guest: Paul Noumba Um, The World Bank

11:30

XL Africa Showcase

Investor panel:

  • Profile Photo , Grey Elephant Ventures
  • Profile Photo , Ringier
  • Profile Photo Mehraz Rafat, NORAD
  • Profile Photo , VC4A
12:05 Breakout sessions
Research Roundtable – Getting our facts straight
moderator: Profile Photo , VC4A


XL Africa Investor Deep dives

12:45 Lunch
13:30 Parallel investor panels

Seed Stage : First investor in…

  • Profile Photo Khaled Ismail, Algebra Ventures, KI Angels
  • , 4Di Capital
  • Profile Photo , NewTown Partners
  • Profile Photo , Lagos Angel Network
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , Spark.ng

How can we address the gaps in the market to enable innovators across all of Africa to find the investment they need?

  • Profile Photo , Village Capital
  • Profile Photo , iungo Capital
  • Profile Photo , Spark
  • , MBC Capital
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , iAfrikan
14:20 Parallel investor panels

Unlocking Diaspora & International capital to drive local entrepreneurship

  • Profile Photo , eVentures Africa
  • Profile Photo , Starta + Potential VC
  • Profile Photo , IFC Venture Capital Group
  • Profile Photo , Global Innovation Fund
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , Entrepreneur Traction

Accelerating Startups to Scale-ups – how accelerators drive growth

  • Profile Photo , Ventures Platform
  • Profile Photo , iDEA Hub Nigeria
  • Profile Photo , BongoHive
  • Profile Photo , Techstars
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , ABAN + Silicon Cape
15:10 Network Break
15:40 Keynote

Founding and Funding a Global Multinational

Profile Photo , ABAN, Cameroon Angels Network

SABAN founding members session

  • Profile Photo , SABAN
15:50 Keynote

Building Investor Ecosystems across Africa

  • Profile Photo Aun Ali Rachman, infoDev
16:00

XL Africa Showcase

Investor panel:

  • Profile Photo , Startupbootcamp
  • Profile Photo , Outlierz Ventures
  • Profile Photo , iPartners Africa
  • Profile Photo , VC4A
16:40 Breakout sessions

African Angel Investor Roundtable

  • Profile Photo , ABAN + Lagos Angel Network
  • Profile Photo , ABAN + South African Business Angel Network
  • Profile Photo Aun Ali Rachman, infoDev

XL Africa Investor Deep dives

18:00 Networking dinner at Two Oceans Aquarium

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

08:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 Welcome to day 2
Profile Photo , ABAN
09:05 Keynote
Scaling for growth
Steven Koltai, Koltai & Co
09:15 International investor panel

Catalyzing smart capital for scale-ups

  • Profile Photo , AngelHub Ventures
  • Profile Photo Lefteris Bibakis, StartTech Ventures
  • Profile Photo , GreenTec Capital Partners
  • Profile Photo , Ingressive Capital
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , Angel investor/entrepreneur
10:05 Keynote
Scaling your investment the Mauritius way
Profile Photo , Perigeum Capital
10:15 Ecosystem panel

Creating the African Series A market

  • Profile Photo , Investisseurs & Partenaires
  • Profile Photo , Silvertree Internet Holdings
  • Profile Photo , Intelligent Capital Group
  • Profile Photo Victor Asemota, Africa & Diaspora Investment Network
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , Jozi Angels
11:00 Network Break
11:25 Keynote

Taking our entrepreneurial ecosystem to the next level

Profile Photo , ABAN + Silicon Cape

11:35 Special announcement

Announcing Rising Tide Africa

Profile Photo , Rising Tide Africa

11:45

XL Africa Showcase

Investor panel:

  • Profile Photo , HartNamtemah
  • Profile Photo , MEST
  • Profile Photo , Pepperfield Ventures
  • Profile Photo , VC4A
12:20 Breakout sessions

Angel syndication – Interactive workshop

  • Profile Photo , Lagos Angel Network
  • Profile Photo , Lagos Angel Network
  • Profile Photo , ECS Capital Partners

  • XL Africa Investor Deep dives

13:00 Lunch
13:45 Parallel investor panels

Investing with exits in mind

  • Profile Photo , Angel Wings Ventures
  • Daniel Guasco, Team Africa Ventures + Click2Sure
  • Profile Photo , Knife Capital
  • Profile Photo , Zephyr Acorn
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , African Tech Round-Up

Are impact investors in it to exit?

  • Profile Photo , Blue Haven Initiative
  • Profile Photo , Goodwell Investments
  • Profile Photo , Impact Amplifier
  • Profile Photo , E Squared Investments
  • Moderator: Profile Photo , Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
14:30 Parallel interactive workshops – New instruments defining the way forward

Rising Tide Africa: launching the first ever African female only investment fund

  • Profile Photo , Rising Tide Africa
  • Profile Photo , Rising Tide Europe

  • iungo Capital: blending angel investors and institutional capital

  • Profile Photo , iungo Capital

  • Perigeum Capital: benefits of operating in Mauritius

  • Profile Photo , Perigeum Capital
  • Profile Photo , Perigeum Capital

  • Hivos Impact Investments

  • Profile Photo , Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
  • Profile Photo , Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
15:15 Network Break
15:45

XL Africa Showcase

Investor panel:

  • Profile Photo Kizito Okechukwu, GEN Africa
  • Profile Photo , Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
  • Profile Photo , East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
  • Profile Photo , VC4A
16:10

Angel Investing Portfolio Management Workshop + XL Africa Investor Deep dives

Breakout sessions

17:00

Closing ceremony

  • Profile Photo , ABAN + Lagos Angel Network
  • Profile Photo , VC4A + ABAN
  • Profile Photo , ABAN
  • Profile Photo , ABAN + South African Business Angel Network
21:00

Official afterparty

Bring your dancing shoes

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – CAPE TOWN INNOVATION TOUR

*The tour can be booked at an extra cost of $50: register here
Cape Town has been recognized globally as an emerging global entrepreneurial hub, due to it’s vibrant startup community and innovative spirit. The greater Cape Town area is home to many accelerator programs, co-working spaces and global tech businesses, serving markets across the continent and globe.

08:30 Meet at the V&A Waterfont
09:00 Depart for Zoona
10:30 Depart for the Woodstock Exchange including Barclays Rise, Injini Edtech Incubator, the Bandwidth Barn, MEST incubator and a number of startups
13:00 Depart for RLabs
15:00 Depart for Spier and to meet up with XL Africa teams
17:00 Depart for the V&A Waterfont
18:00 Arrive at the V&A Waterfont

Tour Includes:
• Transport between venues on a luxury, air-conditioned coach
• Tea or coffee on arrival from Enmasse Tea and Coffee Merchants
• Mineral water and fruit to snack on in the coach
• Morning coffee and snacks at Barclays Rise
• Healthy packed lunch with locally sourced produce from Superette
• Wine and chocolate pairing at Spier

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 and Somalia amongst many others. Speakers include:
Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Ventures Platform
Nigeria

Helen Anatogu

Helen Anatogu

iDEA Nigeria
Nigeria

Victor Asemota

Victor Asemota

Africa Diaspora Investment Network
Ghana

Adedana Ashebir

Adedana Ashebir

Village Capital
Kenya

Olawale Ayeni

Olawale Ayeni

IFC Venture Capital
Nigeria

Lefteris Bibakis

Lefteris Bibakis

StartTech Ventures
Greece

Martijn Blom

Martijn Blom

Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
The Netherlands

Andrea Böhmert

Andrea Böhmert

Knife Capital
South Africa

Leticia Browne

Leticia Browne

Intelligent 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 Internet Holdings
South Africa

Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

ABAN + Lagos Angel Network
Nigeria

Isabelle de Melo

Isabelle de Melo

Rising Tide
Switzerland

Hüseyin Demirhisar

Hüseyin Demirhisar

Angel Wings Ventures
The Netherlands

Roeland Donckers

Roeland Donckers

IUNGO Capital
Uganda

David van Dijk

David van Dijk

ABAN
The Netherlands

Vuyo Dubese

Vuyo Dubese

Thomson Reuters
South Africa

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

ABAN + Cameroon Angels Network
Cameroon

Thomas Festerling

Thomas Festerling

GreenTec Capital Partners
Germany

Rodrigue Fouafou

Rodrigue Fouafou

HartNamtemah
Canada

Alexandra Fraser

Alexandra Fraser

ABAN + 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

ABAN + Viktoria Business Angels Network
Kenya

Thomas van Halen

Thomas van Halen

VC4A
The Netherlands

Yosi Hasson

Yosi Hasson

Techstars
South Africa

Mvi Hlophe

Mvi Hlophe

SABAN
South Africa

Marnix van Holland

Marnix van Holland

Hivos
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

Alex Kapungu

Alex Kapungu

DMM.Africa
Tanzania

Yemi Keri

Yemi Keri

Rising Tide Africa
Nigeria

Philip Kiracofe

Philip Kiracofe

Horizen Partners
South Africa

Shudhan Kohli

Shudhan Kohli

Grey Elephant Ventures
Kenya

Steven Koltai

Steven Koltai

Koltai & Co
USA

Vincent Kouwenhoven

Vincent Kouwenhoven

eVA Fund
The Netherlands

Kenza Lahlou

Kenza Lahlou

Outlierz Ventures
Morocco

Stephan Lamprecht

Stephan Lamprecht

SAVCA
South Africa

Tanya van Lill

Tanya van Lill

SAVCA
South Africa

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

South African Business Angel Network
South Africa

Sanjay Mungar

Sanjay Mungar

Angel Investor
Mauritius

Danai Musandu

Danai Musandu

Goodwell
South Africa

Simunza Muyangana

Simunza Muyangana

Bongo Hive
Zambia

Isayvani Naicker

Isayvani Naicker

DST
South Africa

Sawa Nakagawa

Sawa Nakagawa

E Squared Investments
South Africa

Paul Noumba Um

Paul Noumba Um

The World Bank
Cameroon

Lexi Novitske

Lexi Novitske

Singularity Invest
Nigeria

Sean Nowak

Sean Nowak

Zephyr Acorn
Kenya

Kizito Okechukwu

Kizito Okechukwu

SEA Africa
Nigeria

Dotun Olowoporoku

Dotun Olowoporoku

Starta + Potential VC
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

Mehraz Rafat

Mehraz Rafat

NORAD
Norway

Yehuda Raff

Yehuda Raff

iPartners Africa
South Africa

Aun Rahman

Aun Rahman

The World Bank
USA

Anna Samake

Anna Samake

AHL Venture Partners
Mali

Charles Sidman

Charles Sidman

ECS Capital Partners
USA

Vasili Sofiadellis

Vasili Sofiadellis

Visions2Ventures
South Africa

Shamin Sookia

Shamin Sookia

Perigeum Capital
Mauritius

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Jaap Spreeuwenberg

Hivos Food & Lifestyle Fund
The Netherlands

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

Hugues Vincent-Genod

Hugues Vincent-Genod

Investisseurs & Partenaires
France

Bertil van Vugt

Bertil van Vugt

VC4A
The Netherlands

Alina Vinogradova

Alina Vinogradova

VC4A
The Netherlands

Ben White

Ben White

VC4A + ABAN
The Netherlands

Shinta Yoshioka

Shinta Yoshioka

DMM.Africa
Japan

Marek Zmyslowski

Marek Zmyslowski

Angel Investor
South Africa

Keet van Zyl

Keet van Zyl

Knife Capital
South Africa

Workshop17

LOGISTICS

The event will take place at Workshop17 – 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.

Click here for directions

 

As the event location is so central we opted not to pre-select hotels. There are almost endless options from super luxurious to budget. For inspiration please see for example Waterfront area and a few minutes out but also very nice De Waterkant. Our team is very much available to assist further where needed. Please contact us via info[at]aais2017.com.

In good company

Meet the following investors

4Di Capital
800 ventures
ABAN
Accion
Action Hero Ventures
African Development Bank
African Diaspora Network
Africatech Ventures
AHL Venture Partners
Akili
Algebra Ventures
Angelhub Ventures
Angel Wings Ventures
Anges Quebec
Blue Haven Initiative
Brooklyn Ventures
Cactus Advisors
Cairo Angels
CAN
Clifftop Colony
DMM.Africa
Earth Capital
EAVCA
EBAN
EchoVC
Empretec
eVA Fund
fsdafrica
GBAN
Glenheim
Glo Ventures
Global Innovation Fund
Global Partnerships
GoBeyond
Goodwell
Greentec Capital
GSMA
Hivos
Horizen Ventures
Innovation Edge
Intelligent Capital
Invenfin
IetP
Investment One
iungo Capital
Jozi Angels
KAIN
Knife Capital
Lagos Angel Network
Maine Venture Fund
Mercy Corps
Movement Capital
NACO
Neon Ventures
Nest
Newtown Partners
Orange Digital Ventures
Outlierz
Pepperfield Ventures
Quona Capital
Rising Tide Africa
RMI
SABAN
Sanaga Ventures
Seedstars
Silvertree Internet Holdings
Singularity Invest
Singularity Invest
Spark-ng
Starttech Ventures
Team Africa Ventures
Techstars
TLcom
VBAN
Ventures Platform
Village Capital
Visions2Ventures
WBAF
Zephyr Acorn

Ecosystem and media partners

Africa Business Radio
Africa Diaspo
African Tech Round-up
AppsAfrica
Business Angels Week
Business Insider
Disrupt Africa
Fast Company
iAfrikan
innov8tiv
Silicon Cape
Simodisa
smartmonkey
StartupBootcamp
StartupBootcamp
Techcrunch
Ventureburn

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

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