VC4A and ABAN have announced the seventh and virtual edition of the ‘Africa Early Stage Investor Summit.’
The summit will take place online on 3-4 November. With a number of record-level deals making the headlines over the last year, Africa’s startup industry is considered ripe for investment, according to the firms.
They said they were “energized to build on that momentum during #AESIS2020.” During the two-day virtual summit, the firms said they would come together, interact and collaborate on deals – to invest in a resilient Africa.
“We are happy to announce some of the investors that will be leading the conversations. Rebecca Enonchong will sit down with McKinsey Africa Chairman, Acha Leke, on 3 November to discuss macroeconomic and geopolitical forces that are shaping Africa. And we will host multiple expert panels, including on ‘The Future Builders: Breaking new ground for Africa’s startup ecosystem,’ with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Erick Yong, Ola Brown, Sangu Delle and Zach George. There is also a ‘Going Global’ panel with representatives from Kepple Africa Ventures, Orange Ventures and Dazzle Angels, and one on ‘Building a Resilient Industry,’ with Wim van der Beek and Khaled Ismael, among others.
“Furthermore, there will be four interactive technical sessions, including ‘The Fundamentals of Fund Management’ by Eghosa Omoigui, and ‘Remote Due Diligence’ by Aaron Fu and the Catalyst Fund team,” they said in a statement.
Ben White, Co-founder of VC4A, added, “The Venture Showcase has established itself as the premier platform for presenting the best companies ready for investment from across the continent. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need to come together virtually as an industry and to collaborate on deals is more necessary than ever. Especially now, the world needs to recognize the quality of innovation and entrepreneurship taking up across the continent and the unique opportunity to be part of major success stories.”
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