DAY 2 - DEC 7, 2016

02:05 - 02:55 pm

Corporate Venture Capitalism

Whether it’s Canal Plus investing in iRoko, Orange investing in Afrostream, Kosmos Energy investing via the Kosmos Innovation Center, or Barclays Bank’s new accelerator in South Africa, there’s a definite trend of corporates becoming players in Africa’s investment arena.

Together with our panelists, the Corporate Venture Capital panel at ATS will explore this phenomenon and get answers to questions such as:

  • What is driving this trend of corporate venture capital?
  • What should a corporate consider before launching a venture capital program?
  • What are some examples of successful corporate VC interventions? What are some cautionary tales?
  • What should entrepreneurs consider before pursuing corporate VC?
  • Which corporate has made the most investments in Africa?
  • How should corporate VCs work with other members of their respective regional tech ecosystems?


Jason Spindler

Managing Partner,

Yossi Hasson

Managing Director, Techstars/Barclays Accelerator

Charles Ojei

Founder & Managing Partner, Hybr Group

Lexi Novitske

Principal Investment Officer, Singularity

Samuel Ajadi

Insights Manager, Ecosystem Accelerator at GSMA

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien

Founder, Growing Businesses Foundation/ Rising Tide AFRICA

Omotunde Abimbola

Head, Ventures, Mergers & Acquisition, Interswitch

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