Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018

For investors, by investors

Africa’s early stage investor community convenes on November 11th and 12th for the 5th Africa Early Stage Investor Summit. This exclusive investor-only event, hosted at Workshop17 in Cape Town, South Africa, unites key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals.

Our speakers and guests represent angel networks, impact funds, leading accelerators, corporate venture arms, industry associations, and public sector agencies. The 2017 edition has been our biggest event to date, with over 300 delegates attending and almost all major African angel networks and VC funds represented. Our 5th-anniversary event promises to further raise the bar, featuring renown guests from overseas and also kicking off the whole week of startup industry events in Cape Town.

The Summit will encompass VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A, featuring investor-vetted scale-ups from across the continent looking to raise between $250K and $5M. We welcome investors to refer companies HERE.

 

ORGANIZED BY

VC4A
ABAN

Why attend

The African startup ecosystem is on the move. Not only are the number of ventures growing, but the quality of the businesses is improving. Never before has the pipeline of African innovation been so investible. And where talent leads the way, money is close to follow. More than 60 angel networks are setting up across the continent and a growing class of Africa-focused VC investors is backing and scaling up the best of the best. Once a year, this community of industry leaders comes together to share best practices and to learn from peers. The best companies are invited to join this meeting as talent and capital collide.

  • 300+ leaders from the Africa startup, innovation and investment industry
  • The latest trends, insights and industry research
  • Workshops and masterclasses for investors by investors
  • Exclusive networking and co-investment opportunities
  • Option to nominate startups in your portfolio to attend this event
  • An awards ceremony recognizing the best of the best
  • Investor Cocktail, Industry Leaders Dinner and Innovation Tour
  • Full week VIP investor pass including partner events (AHUB, AfricaCom, AfricArena)

A rich networking experiences with a highly focused yet varied program. Lovely Waterfront Cape Town with views of table mountain.

Summit program

Sunday – November 11:
Series of investor masterclasses (tentative) + invite-only investor cocktail.
Monday – November 12:
Full day Summit at Workshop 17 (17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront). Program to be advised, including networking breakfast + dinner.
Wednesday – November 14 (optional):
Innovation Tour, organized by our partner AfricArena.

Tickets

Secure your ticket now with a special early-bird discount!

Summit pass Investor week pass
Entrance to the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018
November 11 & 12

Summit pass

Exclusive use of investor dealroom at Workshop17

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Welcome cocktail
November 11th
Cape Town Innovation Tour organized by AfricArena
November 14th
Tentative investor masterclass
November 11th
AfricaCom / AHUB
November 13th – 15th
VIP breakfast + dinner
November 12th
AfricArena
November 15th and 16th
Afterparty
November 12th
Gala dinner
November 15th
VC4A Pro Account
access for 3 months
VC4A Pro Account
access for 3 months
450 375 USD
early-bird before August 31st
850 750 USD
special combo discount

Watch the highlights from last year

Last years’ highlights

Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018

2017 Speakers

Headlining the Summit are renown international and local investors – with leading African angels and VC fund managers 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

In good company

Investors attending last year’s edition:

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
AVCA
Blue Haven Initiative
Brooklyn Ventures
Cactus Advisors
Cairo Angels
CAN
Clifftop Colony
Dazzle Angels
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
Kalon
Knife Capital
Lagos Angel Network
Leapfrog Ventures
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
SAVCA
Seedstars
Silvertree Internet Holdings
Singularity Invest
Small Foundation
Spark-ng
Starttech Ventures
Team Africa Ventures
Techstars
TLcom
VBAN
Ventures Platform
Village Capital
Visions2Ventures
 Zephyr Acorn

Your organization not on the list? Contact the organizers for opportunities and sponsor packages on team [at] africainvestorsummit.com.

Testimonials

Ido Sum

Ido Sum

TLCom Capital

“Being a regular participant in many such conferences, it was a unique collection of very high quality companies as well as the early stage tech focused African investors community. This intersection of top notch investors and founders led to a few great relationships and investment opportunities we looked in more depth into.”

Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Ventures Platform

“I found the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to be a great opportunity to network and learn form other investors from around the continent. The sessions were useful and provided great pan-African perspective of the investment landscape. I will highly recommend it”

Keet van Zyl

Keet van Zyl

Knife Capital

“The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit brings together a diverse network of people with a common interest of starting and building sustainable companies that solve real problems on the continent. The status of the partners on board and profiles of the speakers ensure that the event is thought provoking, educational and fun!”

Any questions?

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