Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020

For investors, by investors

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Nov 3 - 13:00 - Nov 4 - 18:00  • 
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VC4A and ABAN are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 7th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2020) on November 3rd and 4th 2020.This year the annual ‘for investors, by investors’ event bringing together Africa’s early stage investor community, will be fully virtual. In addition we are launching this investor community where as an investor you will be able to sign up for upcoming investor events, discover deal flow, and network with fellow investors. 

We hope to see you at #AESIS2020 and don’t forget to register on time on www.africainvestorsummit.com! Please keep in mind the event is investor-only.

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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.

  • Meet and connect with the leaders from the Africa startup, innovation and investment industry
  • The latest trends, insights and industry research
  • Workshops and masterclasses for investors by investors
  • Exclusive virtual networking and co-investment opportunities
  • Option to nominate startups in your portfolio to attend this event

In short: a rich networking experiences with a highly focused yet varied program. 

Summit program

Tuesday – November 3

On day 1 of the summit the focus will be on everything Seed stage related.

For the first time ever, VC4A is hosting a Venture Showcase for seed-raising startups. A critical juncture for any startup comes at the seed stage, a financing segment that has experienced significant changes these past months. Startups seeking to raise seed funding represent a critical pipeline of innovation that is driving high growth high impact solutions on the continent and are the future of our industry. For more information: 2020 VC4A Venture Showcase Seed.

Wednesday – November 4

On day 2 of the summit the focus will be on everything Series A stage related.

 

Following the success from the last three Summits, raising more than USD 100 million in venture capital funding, we are proud to present the VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A, featuring investor-vetted scale-ups from across the continent looking to raise between $500K and $10M. For more information: 2020 VC4A Venture Showcase Series A.

In good company

Investors

4Di Capital
800 ventures
Accion
African Development Bank
African Diaspora Network
Africatech Ventures
AfricInvest
AgVentures
AHL Venture Partners
Akili
Algebra Ventures
Angelhub Ventures
Anges Quebec
AVCA
Benin Business Angels
Beta.ventures
Blue Haven Initiative
Brooklyn Ventures
Cactus Advisors
Cairo Angels
CAN
CeedCap
Clifftop Colony
Compass VC
Congo Business Angels
CRE Ventures
Dakar Network Angels
Dazzle Angels
DER
DiGame
DMM.Africa
Earth Capital
EAVCA
EBAN
EchoVC
Empretec
Enza Capital
eVA Fund
FMO
fsdafrica
FyreFem
GAIN
GBAN
Glenheim
Glo Ventures
Global Innovation Fund
Global Partnerships
GoBeyond
Goodwell
Greentec Capital
GSMA
Havaic
HIMangel
Hivos
Hlayisani Capital
Horizen Ventures
Innovation Edge
Intelligent Capital
Invenfin
IetP
Investment One
iungo Capital
Jozi Angels
KAIN
Kalon
Kingson
Knife Capital
Kuria Capital
Kuwekeza Holdings
Lagos Angel Network
LoftyInc
Maine Venture Fund
Mercy Corps
Microtractio
Movement Capital
MTN
NACO
Nedbank
Neon Ventures
Nest
Newtown Partners
Orange Digital Ventures
Outlierz
Pepperfield Ventures
PIC
Quona Capital
Rising Tide Africa
RMI
SABAN
Samurai Incubate Africa
Sanaga Ventures
SAVCA
Seedstars
Shell Foundation
Silvertree Internet Holdings
Singularity Invest
Small Foundation
Spark-ng
SSE Angel Network
Starttech Ventures
Swedfund
Tanzania Angel Investors Network
Team Africa Ventures
Techstars
Teranga Capital
TLcom
Tmara
Total
Unconventional Capital
Valhalla Capital
VBAN
Ventures Platform
Village Capital
Visions2Ventures
 Zephyr Acorn

Ecosystem and media partners

Africa Capital Digest
AfriLabs
ANDE
AppsAfrica
Briter Bridges
Business Insider
Disrupt Africa
Fast Company
GEW
innov8tiv
JE Austin
Media24
MEST
Silicon Cape
Startupbootcamp
Startupbootcamp
Ventureburn


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

2019 Speakers

Headlining the Summit are renown international and local investors – with leading African angels and VC fund managers. Keep an eye on this page for speaker announcements. Speakers from last year’s summit include:


Papa Amadou Sarr
Papa Amadou Sarr
Senegalese Ministry for Entrepreneurship

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Tomi Ayorinde
CrowdForce

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Adedana Ashebir
Village Capital

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Amr Bakr
7keema


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Clive Butkow
Kalon Venture Partners

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Abu Bakr Cassim
Jozi Angels


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Jocelyn Cheng
Global Innovation Fund

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Johann Choux
Proparco

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Llew Claasen
Newtown Partners

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Lauren Cochran
Blue Haven Initiative

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Emanuele Colonnelli
University of Chicago

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Paul Cook
Silvertree Holdings

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Tomi Davies
ABAN + Lagos Angel Network

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Marieme Diop
Orange Digital Ventures


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Mike Ducker
J.E. Austin Associates


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Rebecca Enonchong
ABAN + Cameroon Angels

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Ike Eze
Beta Ventures

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Tina Fisher
SnapnSave

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Alexandra Fraser
ABAN + Dazzle Angels


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Olivier Furdelle
Teranga Capital

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Zachariah George
Startupbootcamp

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Dario Giuliani
Briter Bridges

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Ketso Gordhan
SA SME Fund

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Stephen Gugu
ABAN + Viktoria Ventures



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Elizabeth Howard
African Crowdfunding Association

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Khaled Ismail
ABAN + HIMAngel

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Tom Jackson
Disrupt Africa




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Yemi Keri
Rising Tide Africa

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Julia Kho
Triple Jump

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Philip Kiracofe
Startupbootcamp

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Max Klenner
GreenTec Capital Partners

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Luke Krueger
Valhalla Capital


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Kenza Lahlou
Outlierz Ventures



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Mike Mompi
Enza Capital

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Marnix Mulder
Triple Jump

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Gabriella Mulligan
Disrupt Africa

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Danai Musandu
Goodwell Investment

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Anne Njuki
DOB Equity



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Yassine Oussaifi
AfricInvest


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Hetal Patel
Mercy Corps Ventures

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Aunnie Patton Power
Intelligent Impact

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Vuyisa Qabaka
HYBR Group



Adenike Sanusi
Adenike Sanusi
LifeBank

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Charles Sidman
ECS Capital Partners

Herman Singh
Herman Singh
Future Advisory

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Boldewijn Sloet
Africa Tech Ventures

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Jaap Spreeuwenberg
Hivos Impact Investments

Louise Stuart
Louise Stuart
Naspers

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Ido Sum
TLcom Capital Partners


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Lyndsey Vandament
Global Partnerships

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Pieter de Villiers
SiMODiSA






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Keet van Zyl
Knife Capital