DAY 2 - DEC 7, 2016

09:30 - 10:20 am

Investing in Afritech

In 2015, African tech startups raised over $180 million in investment (source: 2015 Disrupt Africa Funding Report), and by all indications, the number for 2016 will be even higher. Come dive into the who, what, where, and why on the Investing in Afritech panel at ATS with some of Africa’s most active investors.

  • What’s driving the surge of funding into African technology companies?
  • Which specific areas are especially attractive? Fintech? Agritech? Energy? Or something else?
  • What are some funding sources that African founders should consider, other than venture capital?
  • How does the funding landscape differ across Africa’s main regions?
  • What are common mistakes African founders make when raising investment?
  • What are the most notable exits or acquisitions with African tech?

SPEAKERS

Jorn Lyseggen

Founder, MEST
Moderator

Aadil Mamujee

Angel Investor, Musha Ventures

Nnena Nkongho

Principal, DiGAME Advisory

Wale Ayeni

Senior Investment Officer, Venture Capital, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tomi Davies

Co-founder & President, African Business Angel Network

Jason Njoku

Founder, Spark and iROKO

Chika Nwobi

Managing Partner, L5 Labs​ & 440.ng​

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