Forty-three leading global investors from Africa, Europe, US and the Middle East have so far signed up to participate virtually in the 8th Angel Fair Africa on 5th November 2020. The investors are from Angel Africa List (AAL), Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (AVCA), America Capital Association (ACA), Women In Capital (WIC), Viktoria Business Angel Network, Brightmore Capital, etc. Asime Partners and MSM Property Fund are supporting the investor participation. The ten selected ventures to pitch to these investors have gone through our one-month Africa Virtual Accelerator @ https://www.africavirtualaccelerator.com/in.php. They are:

  • ShopMeAway led by Racine Profil;
  • Kalpay led by Ibrahima…

The selected Africa tech ventures to pitch at the 8th Angel Fair Africa (AFA) have a 50/50 gender balance. They are: From Senegal Bayseddo led by Mamadou Sall and Kalpay, led by Ibrahima Kane; AgroInnova led by Moses Mallaghan and Adi&Bolga led by Bola Oladeji both from Ghana; Kladika led by Muthoni Mwangi and Gift Pesa led by Pamela Muriuki both from Kenya; from South Africa Ejoobi led by Simangele Mphahlele and Kweza led by Ropafadzo Musvaire; Curacel led by Henry Mascot from Nigeria and Dothan Group led by Fabrice Koffi from Ivory Coast.

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Ian Ziddah, Partner, Chanzo Capital, commented; “the gender parity in our cohort is a testament to the exceptional rigor of our partners and the commitment to ensure fair representation of the best in class early stage ventures across the African continent who have exhibited resilience during the pandemic.” …


The 8th Angel Fair Africa would feature an all female investors and entrepreneurs panel; thus building on our 2016 all female investors panel. The investors pane,consisting of Hannah Subayi, Partner of Dazzle Angels, Evelyne Dioh, CEO of WIC Capital, Lelemba Phiri, Partner of Enygma Ventures and Maya Famodu, CEO of Ingressive Capital, will be moderated by Salimatou Diallo, Partner of SD Avocats.

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The entrepreneurs panel, consisting of Magatte Wade CEO of Skin to Skin, Jamila Zomah CEO of Africa Dish Out, Isseu Diop Sakho CEO of Mburu, and Sassoum Niang CMO of InTouch SA, will be moderated by Eva Sow, Director of i4Policy. …


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Chanzo Capital has partnered with Africa.com to make virtual the 8th Angel Fair Africa which was scheduled to be in Senegal. The new normal is making everything virtual so the theme of this year’s event is “doing deals in a virtual environment” on 5th November 2020 on the www.virtualconferenceafrica.com platform. This year, we are launching the Africa Virtual Accelerator (AVA) to replace the physical bootcamp which prepares the entrepreneurs to be investor ready. Angel Fair Africa chose Senegal for the dynamism of its entrepreneurial ecosystem. The objective is to showcase Dakar as the francophone hub for investors, entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Support Organizations while facilitating cross border deals. On 27th May 2020, Angel Fair Africa worked with Africa.com …


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Ali Mufuruki, Andile Ngcaba and Tim Draper are the keynotes for the 7th Angel Fair Africa taking place in Dar, Tanzania from the 10th to 11th of October 2019. This year’s event is back to back with Sahara Sparks from the 9th to 10th October 2019. Chanzo Capital and Sahara Ventures have partnered to caption the week “Africa 4.0 — Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution” aimed at creating a platform for different stakeholders to not only discuss the role of technology and innovation but also invest in the entrepreneurs fostering social and economic development on the continent.


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Eric Osiakwan of Chanzo Capital and Jumanne Mtambalike of Sahara Ventures

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Sahara Ventures, the organizers of Sahara Sparks event is partnering with Chanzo Capital the firm behind Angel Fair Africa, Africa’s deal-making event to co-organize a week-long series of events targeting innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, policymakers, development partners and corporates.

The week themed, Africa 4.0, Africa in The Fourth Industrial Revolution is aimed at creating a platform for different stakeholders to meet and reflect on the role of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship on fostering social economic development in Africa.

The series of events are expected to happen between 7th — 12th October 2019 involving different stakeholders from the Africa innovation, technology entrepreneurship and investor ecosystem. The week will attract speakers, investors and startups from across the African continent. The aim of the event is to spark conversations towards the recent technological advancement in Africa and what it means to the grassroots citizens, the role of technology in addressing challenges and creating opportunities in different sectors in Africa. The week will also explore investment opportunities and encourage transactions to happen to finance early stage entrepreneurs with innovative technological solutions that can be adopted. …


Expansionist, Investors and Entrepreneurs for 6th AfA — Mozambique

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6th Angel Fair Africa — Expansion Panel

In its 6th year, Angel Fair Africa is introducing an “expansion panel” which would be led by Shola Akinlade of Paystack, Nigeria who have raised $8M, David Waithaka of Cellulant, Kenya who have raised $47.5M and Marcello Schermer of Yoco, South Africa who have raised $16M; all to expand their operations — the panel would be moderated by Ian Ziddah from Ghana after the keynote fireside chat with Daniel David of DHD Holdings.

Aaron Fu of MEST Africa, Danai Musando of Goodwell Investments, Antonio Souto of GAPI and Nuno Quelhas of AMBA would be sharing their investment experiences on the investors panel after the opening keynote fireside chat with Kamran Elahian of Global Catalyst Partners. …


PRESS RELEASE — Kamran and David to keynote 6th AfA

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Global investor Kamran Elahian and local investor Daniel David will keynote the 6th Angel Fair Africa in Maputo, Mozambique from the 29th to 30th November 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

The event which has been held in Johannesburg (SA) 2013, Lagos (Nigeria) 2014, Accra (Ghana) 2015, Nairobi (Kenya) 2016 and Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) 2017 resulting in about $23M worth of deals, will this year bring investors and entrepreneurs from within and outside Africa to the Portuguese-speaking city of Maputo to do deals, network and share experiences.


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Nairobi, Kenya — 15th November 2016

The 4th Angel Fair Africa that ended on 11th November in Nairobi has already yielded three deal announcements among a host of other deal discussions underway. At last year’s event in Accra over $20M worth of deals were closed with these year’s estimates set to top that.

1. Singularity Investments (a global investment firm that specializes in scaling early stage ventures in Africa and North America) expressed interest to invest in one of the ventures that pitched, and had quality conversations with other potential investee companies at the event,

2. Yossi Hasson of Techstars (a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses with it’s Africa office in Cape Town) expressed interest to invest in one of the startups subject to negotiations and due…


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Nairobi, Kenya — 8th November 2016

All is set for the 4th Angel Fair Africa from 10th to 11th November 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel where 43 selected investors and 20 curated entrepreneurs will meet to do deals. Last year’s event resulted in $20.3M worth of deals and this year’s which is featuring multiple exit entrepreneurs and funds promises to be exceptional.

Kenyan entrepreneurs who have built and exited amazing global companies will share their experiences. Njeri Rionge, a first generation Internet pioneer who co-founded Wananchi and exited to East Africa Capital Partners and second generation entrepreneurs; Hilda Moraa who started Weza Tele and sold to AFB for $1.7M …

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