1 The largest gathering of Africa-focused early-stage investors is back for its ninth edition taking place November 2-4, 2022.
2 This year, the three-day Summit will be a mix of virtual components and on-site investor meetings.
3 person in more than 25 cities.
4 all over the world.
5 The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022 (#AESIS2022) is once again joined by renowned investors, industry associations, policy makers and ecosystem support partners in the true sense of for investors, by investors.
7 Each year, the hosts bring a unique theme and approach to the challenges, trends and insights on how to shape the future of the investment scene on the continent.
8 The two main themes this year are “Investing with a Gender Perspective” and “Climate/Green Technology”.
9 Anticipate a dynamic mix of online and in-person activities #AESIS2022 brings together investors and senior business leaders from angel networks, venture capital funds, impact investors, accelerators, corporate venture divisions, industry associations and the public sector.
10 These are the highlights of #AESIS2022: more than 25 investor meetings organized by investor organizations that will take place simultaneously on the night of November 2.
12 Indicate your interest before August 29 here (https://bit.ly/3C7iOaa); For the Virtual Summit, the focus on Thursday, November 3 will be on (pre)seed investments and Friday, November 4 around Series A and later stage startups; Meet the 14 companies selected for the 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase: Women Founder.
13 Venture Showcase alumni have been able to raise over $500 million so far; New this year: #AESIS2022 welcomes Ecosystem Support and Accelerator Organizations (ESOs) to participate in an ecosystem side event.
15 The ESOs will hear directly from investors, their views on the priority added value presented to potential beneficiaries through interventions.
16 In addition, they will participate in workshops on their own financial sustainability as pipeline providers.
18 In-Person Investor Meetings Connect with the investment community right where you are.
19 The investor meetings at #AESIS2022 are locally led events supported and organized by members of the investment community in more than 25 cities.
20 You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to network with your peers in an informal setting.
21 Due to limited space, keep an eye on the event website to reserve a seat starting in mid-September.
22 If you would like to become a host, you can register your interest here (https://bit.ly/3C7iOaa).
23 The 2022 VC4A Venture Showcase Africa: Women Founders Edition Of more than $4.5 billion invested in African startups and expansions last year, only 7% went to female founders .
24 That’s $1 for every $15 raised for women-led businesses.
25 In addition to raising awareness, VC4A launched Venture Showcase Africa: Women Founders Edition (https://bit.ly/3w9Pk7T) as a concrete way to attract investors and drive capital support for outstanding women-led ventures.
26 These high-impact, high-growth companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent today, seeking to raise Seed and Series A rounds of between $250K and $10M.
28 Rose, renowned entrepreneur and angel investor, he commented, “The industry is being driven by a young and growing population who is tech-savvy and eager to start a business.
29 Africa’s population is increasingly well-connected and eager to consume digital solutions.’ These trends fuel a growing interest in the continent and ensure continued investment and support for African entrepreneurs Mathew Marsden, co-founder of GetLion concluded: ‘The event brought together the leading minds in African investment and, in short, the future is brilliant.Investment appetite is growing, more angel funds and syndicates are emerging, a diverse range of ecosystems is booming, and even more “exits” are anticipated.The message to investors… get in or get left behind!
30 ‘ In 2021 alone, Africa saw some of the biggest deal-flow successes to date, breaking the ceiling and closing $4.5B+ in investments in over 740 deals [1}.
31 Despite the gaps and challenges plaguing the ecosystem, the trend is picking up momentum once again with startups accumulating $2.25B in the first four months of 2022 .
32 With over 2000 expected attendees and over 80 speakers from various verticals, the #AESIS2022 stage is the premier meeting place to facilitate rich dialogue with stakeholders and an explosion of powerful networking opportunities at all times.
33 Join the discussion at #AESIS2022 Visit www.AfricaInvestorSummit.com (https://bit.ly/3w6bJTw) and be sure to put November 2-4 on your agenda.
34 Successful registration will give you exclusive access to our community of investors who represent more than 90% of the capital that is invested in startups on the African continent.
35 Approved investors gain access to a highly selected deal stream with the most investable companies in emerging markets.
36 For media requests and partnership and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the organizers by email: team@AfricaInvestorSummit.com.