Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2021

For investors, by investors

VC4A and ABAN are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 8th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2021) on November 4th and 5th 2021. This year the annual ‘for investors, by investors’ event bringing together Africa’s early stage investor community, will be fully virtual until further notice.

We hope to see you at #AESIS2021 and don’t forget to register on time on www.africainvestorsummit.com! This is also the place where you can relive the recordings from last year and network with fellow investors representing 200+ investor organizations who are responsible for over 90% of early stage deals in the past 2 years. Please keep in mind the event is investor-only.

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VC4A
ABAN

Overview

Nov 4 - 10:00 - Nov 5, 2021 - 18:00
OrganizerAfrica Early Stage Investor Summit
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Location Hybrid
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic

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Supporting partners

Work in Progress! Alliance
Naspers

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

Thursday – November 4

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

Additionally, 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: VC4A Venture Showcase Seed.

Friday – November 5

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

 

Following the success from the last four Summits, raising more than USD 180 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: 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.

Speakers

Headlining the Summit are renowned 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:

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Future Africa
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Kola Aina
Ventures Platform
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Alberto Anton
Plug and Play
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Wale Ayeni
IFC Venture Capital
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Maxime Bayen
Catalyst Fund - BFA
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Ilyes Bdioui
Bridging Angels
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Idris Bello
LoftyInc Capital Management
Ola Brown
Ola Brown
Greentree Investment Company
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Fabrice Boullé
Equitable Ventures
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Clive Butkow
Kalon Venture Partners
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Abu Bakr Cassim
Jozi Angels
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Llew Claasen
Newtown Partners
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Lauren Cochran
Blue Haven Initiative
Colin Coleman
Colin Coleman
YALE University
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Tomi Davies
TVC Labs
Mareme Dieng
Mareme Dieng
500 Global
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Marième Diop
Orange Digital Ventures
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Aly El Shalakany
Cairo Angels
Dina El-Shenoufy
Dina El-Shenoufy
Flat6Labs
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Alexandra Fraser
Dazzle Angels
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Aaron Fu
Catalyst Fund - BFA
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Anton Gaylard
Crossfin Technology Holdings
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Zachariah George
Launch Africa
Douja Gharbi
Douja Gharbi
RedStart Tunisie
Ronak Gopaldas
Ronak Gopaldas
Signal Risk
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Dario Giuliani
Briter Bridges
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Fabrice Boullé
Equitable Ventures
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Stephen Gugu
Viktoria Ventures
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Tokunboh Ishmael
Alitheia Capital
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Hari Joy
Blue Haven Initiative
Hertzy Kabeya
Hertzy Kabeya
The Student Hub
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Yemi Keri
Rising Tide Africa
Pauline Koelbl
Pauline Koelbl
AfriProspect GmbH & ShEquity
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Zeina Mandour
Cairo Angels
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Isabelle de Melo
Go Beyond Rising Tide Africa
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Andreata Muforo
TLcom Capital LLP
Joshua Murima
Joshua Murima
Briter Bridges
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Danai Musandu
HPE Growth
Lexi Novitske
Lexi Novitske
Acuity Venture Partners
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Gregoire de Padirac
Orange Ventures MEA
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Nivesh Pather
Norrsken22
David S Rose
David S Rose
New York Angels
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Babacar Seck
Proparco
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Kevin Simmons
LoftyInc Capital Management
Ope (Reju) Sule
Ope (Reju) Sule
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)
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Aniko Szigetvari
Atlantica Ventures
Fabian Whate
Fabian Whate
Naspers Foundry
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Ryosuke Yamawaki
Kepple Africa Ventures