African Angel Investor Summit returns to Nigeria in November

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The third edition of the African Angel Investor Summit will return to Lagos, Nigeria, in November, celebrating the growing angel investing ecosystem across Africa.

The Summit will take place on November 17, organised by a trio-partnership between the African Business Angels Network (ABAN), the Lagos Angel Network (LAN), and VC4Africa.

The theme for this year’s event is still to be announced; but ABAN said the event will once again bring together leading investors and thought-leaders from around the continent.

“We look forward to celebrate the growing angel investing movement across the continent. Angel investors provide capital, business acumen and market access to early stages businesses when the risk of the business failing is still exceptionally high. Angel investors invest their own funds so they are free to absorb as much or as little risk as they would like,” said David van Dijk, ABAN director general.

“ABAN represents a sector that can play a vital role in Africa’s future with the ABAN community members fuelling Africa’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.”

Two special guest organisations will also feature at the summit. Ingressive’s Tour of Tech will make an appearance; while a selection of entrepreneurs currently participating in the She Leads Africa accelerator will also be showcased at the Summit.

“We’re really excited to be a partner for the Summit, so we make sure there’s strong representation of female led businesses pitching at the Summit,” said Yasmin Belo-Osagie, co-founder of She Leads Africa.

Disrupt Africa reported last year’s summit focused on the theme of “the African Opportunity: Angel Investing in Africa”, and encouraged the promotion of a culture of angel investing across the continent.

Last year’s event celebrated the one-year anniversary of the formation of ABAN, which was created as a result of the 2014 investor summit.

 

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