Africa Business Angels Forum 2016
The Africa Business Angel forum (ABAF) brings together some of the most influential investors and entrepreneurs that are servicing Africa and looking to widening their circles. It is hosted by NewGenAngels, a private members’ investment club focused on Africa based in London. We also have a wealth of industry leaders and influencers giving us their insights into the rapidly growing African business ecosystem.
This forum is the premier gathering of the angel capital community in Europe that is exclusively focused on exploring investment
opportunities in Africa. The theme for this forum is “ Mobilising early stage investment capital”
The inaugural Africa Business Angel Forum (ABAF) event held on the 3rd of
March 2016 saw the announcement of two funds totaling $60M to be invested in African startups, and 3/5 startups that pitched at the forum have already secured follow on funding.
The ABAF recognizes the market opportunities of African Inspired Brands, notably the fashion industry, and organized a first panel discussion during its inaugural event to explore investments in the growing African
fashion, fintech,education and media industry.
With Jason Njoku recently announcing the manifesto for SPARK2.0 this will be a timely opportunity to hear from one of the FEW African founders who has sat on both sides of the table as a founder of a venture funded company (IrokoPartners) and a seed fund SPARK.
The distinguished speakers for the forum iteration include:
- Jason Njoku -Iroko Partners ·
- Ashley Lewis -Ongeza fund ·
- Claude Grunitzky-Trace/TrueAfrica ·
- Bobby Console Verma- TowerGatecapital ·
- Maxime Bayen — GSMA ·
- Kenechi Okeleke -GSMA ·
- Bola Marquis -Okun Beachwear ·
- Rotimi Pedro- BTVA /Optima ·
- Dr Ponmille Osibo-AVCA ·
- Akosua Annobil — AB2020
- Paul Vincent Cable- EnSoImpact
- Media partners include:
- Business TV Africa (BTVA )
- True Africa ·
Hightlights of the day include the following: Informational reports, Talks and fireside chats. Key industry speakers will share their knowledge of the latest industry trends in specific technology areas with practical investment know-how through case studies.
“Our raison d’etre is to Catalyse early stage investments in African companies and this forum and our investors dinners held in London and NAIROBI is a testament to our commitment to developing a viable early stage investment ecosystem” Sean Ndiho Obedih Founder of NewGenAngels and Curator of ABAF
For invitation-only, NewGenAngels will bring together Founders and Investors in a series of exclusive networking experiences, on the days either side of the forum.
Live pitch session A selection of scaleup companies, selected from a variety of different industries will pitch live to a panel of potential investors. Gala investment dinner for Investors and entrepreneurs . A three course gala dinner for entrepreneurs to connect with world class investors and high net worth individuals.
Learn more about the last iteration of the last Africa Business Angels forum in March 2016 which was attended by over 70 people from over 20 countries across the world.
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