ABAN and VC4A put knowledge transfer first at annual Investor Summit

As organizers of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit we, at ABAN and VC4A, are committed to increasing the knowledge exchange around angel investing and fund management in Africa.

That’s why we are adding a full-day Fund Manager training to the program at this years’ investor summit. This new learning track complements the existing learning track for angel investors, which was introduced at the Summit last year. The new training is targeting first-time and aspiring fund managers.

About the #AESIS2019 Academy Day

ABAN and VC4A introduced the Academy Day last year with the ambition to help contribute to the growing knowledge base on early-stage investing in Africa.

The new Fund Manager training is offered by the AfDB and delivered by JE Austin and Valhalla Capital Management in partnership with AfriLabs. The full-day training workshop will consist of a series of interactive sessions that cover the essential aspects of fund management across the various funding stages and mechanisms, such as early seed investing, venture capital, equity, debt, impact investing, and crowdfunding / crowdlending. Facilitators are a cross-section of international trainers and local investors.

The different training sessions will take place on Wednesday, November 13th – the #AESIS2019 Academy Day. The main Summit day is November 14th, and the 3-day event will finish on Friday, November 15th with the not-to-miss Cape Town Innovation tour.

“We are excited to offer a fund manager track this year next to the existing angel investor track. Great to make ‘knowledge transfer’ even more central to the Summit.The Academy Day is really becoming a platform where we take the time to learn from one another in order to deepen our collective insights and knowledge on early stage investing across Africa.” – David van Dijk, Director General ABAN

Free Summit Passes

As part of the partnership with the AfDB, the Summit organizers are able to extend free #AESIS2019 Summit passes to 30 participants of the training. Preference is given to African applicants who can demonstrate their priorities of investing in women- and youth-owned startups and SMEs.

“This training is a great opportunity for first-time or “apprentice” fund managers, giving participants the chance to gain an understanding of the many ways in which investments in emerging markets can be conducted.” – Mike Ducker, who is one of the facilitators of the training

For more info: www.africainvestorsummit.com