African Angel Investor Summit 2016

Co-investing: making it work together

November 17, the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Lagos Angels Network (LAN) and VC4Africa jointly present the 3rd annual African Angel Investor Summit in Lagos, Nigeria.

Theme for this years Summit is ‘Co-investing, making it work together’. With Nigeria now officially in a recession and most major economies suffering form low commodity prices, working together is the only way forward to unlock capital fast and maximize Africa’s entrepreneurial potential. All presentations, keynotes and workshops during the 2016 summit will be centered on how different players in the ecosystem – angels, VC’s, government, crowdfunders etc – can cooperate and support each other.

Working together is also how we want to build the program: do you know a thing or two about angel investing? Are you interested to speak or join as a panel member? Do you have suggestion for additional workshops? Join the conversation and add your suggestions here. The team will get in touch with you directly after.

This event is for investors and thought leaders in the the early-stage investment space only. This event is not for entrepreneurs. We hope to welcome entrepreneurs to one of the many other events organized by VC4A, LAN or ABAN.


For all inquiries about hotels, local travel arrangements and visa invitation letters please contact Mayowa via

Tentative schedule

9:00 – 9:10
Word of welcome

David van Dijk
Director General, ABAN
9:10 – 9:30
Official opening

Tomi Davies
President, ABAN

Dotun Sulaiman
Chairman, Lagos Angel Network

Ben White
Founder, VC4A
9:30 – 9:50
Keynote 1

Rebecca Enonchong
Founder, Cameroon Angel Network
9:50 – 10:30
Setting the scene
Panel 1 – Founders funding founders

How Africa’s success entrepreneurs turn around to help the next generation – do’s and dont’s, pittfalls, how do we get many more.

David van Dijk
Director General, ABAN

Mark Essien

Tayo Oviosu
Founder, Paga

Mikul Shah
Founder, EatOut

David Osei
Founder, Silicon Accra
10:30 – 10:45
Network break

10:45 – 11:30
Panel 2 – Angel syndication, how to make it work

This panel looks at questions such as what is the ideal legal structure of a syndicate, what lessons can we learn from syndicates in established markets and how to go about the costs.

Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien
Rising Tide Africa

Odunoluwa Longe
Lead Counsel, The Longe Practice

Collins Onuegbu
Director General, Lagos Angel Network

Stephen Gugu
CEO, Viktoria Angel Network

Leticia Browne
CEO, Ghana Angel Investor Network
Panel 3 – Governments and business angels

The role governments play in creating an enabling environment for early-stage investors. What goes right, what goes wrong, what to improve?

Raphael Afaedor
Circle Manager, Harvard Business School Association

Helen Anatogu
CEO, iDEA Nigeria

Marc Shiman
Chief of Party, NEXTT Project

Ife Adebayo
Special Assistant to the Vice President on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Omobola Johnson
General Partner, TLcom


11:30 – 12:15
Panel 4 – Business angels and the VC community, friends or enemies?

What advice do VCs give to angel investors? How VCs are natural exit partners.

Chika Nwobi
Partner, Rise Capital

Lexi Novitske
Principal Investment Officer, Singularity Investments

Eghosa Omoigui
Managing General Partner, EchoVC

Folabi Esan
Partner, Adlevo Capital

Eloho Omame
CEO, Amari Ventures
Panel 5 – Growing your business together: reaching investor readiness

The accelerator experience is a process of intense, rapid, and immersive education aimed at accelerating the life cycle of young innovative companies, compressing years’ worth of learning-by-doing into just a few months. Next step: get investors onboard.

Dotun Olowoporoku
Managing Partner, Starta Africa

Monique Woodard
Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Neku Atawodi
General Manager, MEST

Zach Kolp
Investor Relations, Village Capital

Tunji Eleso
Managing Partner, Growth Capital by CcHUB
12:15 – 13:15
Lunch break

Lagos Angels

13:15 – 14:00
She Leads Africa investor pitches

Afua Osei
Founder, She Leads Africa

Alina Vinogradova
Partnerships Manager, VC4A

Top 5 graduates of the She Leads Africa acceleration program, powered by Work in Progress Alliance, will get the stage to pitch their latest innovations.

Top 5 entrepreneurs
She Leads Africa accelerator
14:00 – 14:15
Keynote 3

Ben White
Founder, VC4A
14:15 – 14:30
Keynote 4

Stephen Ozoigbo
CEO, Africa Tech Foundation
14:30 – 15:15
Panel 6 – Engaging international investors

How to make investing into Africa easier? How to de-risk African opportunities? How to get the diaspora involved?

Maya Horgan-Famodu
Managing Director, Ingressive

Ike Eze
Investor, Lagos Angel Network

Chris Schultz
Angel Investor

Olawale Ayeni
Investor, IFC

Tom Terbell
Partner, Rise Capital
Panel 7 – Corporates and Business Angels

Trade sales being your most likely exit scenario? How do corporates and business angels connect?

Andrew Fassnidge

Dave Uduanu
Chairman, African Pension Fund Network

Marek Zmyslowski
Founder and Investor, HotelOga

Yvonne Wassenaar
CIO, New Relic

Djiba Diallo
Microsoft 4Afrika
15:15 – 15:30
Special announcement

Rising Tide Africa Launch
A female Angel Investor Initiave

Dr Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien
Rising Tide Africa
15:30 – 16:00
Lessons learned

Closing and sharing lessons learned

Tomi Davies
President, ABAN

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November 17, 2016: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  • 
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  • Profile picture of ndaman joshua olayinka
    ndaman joshua olayinka posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

    As an upcoming entrepreneur i would like to attend the AFRICAN ANGEL INVESTOR SUMMIT 2016 in Lagos state. I stay in Lagos state and would like to gain experience and network with investors and mentors.

    • Profile picture of Ekene Okechukwu
      Ekene Okechukwu posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

      Eagerly waiting on this event come November.

      • Profile picture of Abiodun Ajani
        Abiodun Ajani posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

        2, most investors expect same person with idea to be marketing savvy, good manager, good accountant, etc and often time, some have age cutoff.
        It’s high time the world redirects its investment focus to ventures requiring more humans than automated. Africa especially needs to take a cue from Europe and America and go the way of funding services such as recreational.
        Also, investors should provide more of incubation than boot camps, great buildings go beyond the architects.
        Thank you

        • Profile picture of Abiodun Ajani
          Abiodun Ajani posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

          I want to share some personal opinions which I think are eroding most efforts put forward through investing, hence “Nigeria now officially in a recession and most major economies suffering from low commodity prices”.
          1, ventures are being created primarily to concentrate financial wealth in the hands of a few. Rather than creating jobs commensurate with volume of investment knowing that world population is increasing per second, the trend is billion dollar biz that employs hundreds
          2, …

          • Profile picture of Tantoh Beyunti
            Tantoh Beyunti posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

            I wanted to know how I can be part of the Engel network ,and what I can do to attend the forum in Lagos come November?

            • Profile picture of Olayinka David Adebayo
              Olayinka David Adebayo posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

              How and what do I need to join this event in November? I am a developer and Agricultural Extensionist working the use of ICT as developmental tool in Agriculture.

              • Profile picture of Geofrey Musasizi
                Geofrey Musasizi posted an update on the Investor Event page African Angel Investor Summit 2016.

                Am i allowed to attend the event