VC4A & ABAN Announce New Partnership with the UK Government

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VC4A & ABAN Announce New Partnership with the UK Government

 The UK South Africa Tech Hub is sponsoring the  Africa Early Stage Investor Summit #AESIS2021, enabling funders to attend AESIS free of charge: thereby facilitating increased investment to African entrepreneurs

The British High Commission’s UK South Africa Tech Hub, and its partners VC4A, UK South Africa Tech Hub and the Africa Business Angels Network (ABAN), have come together to develop the AESIS Learning Track at the 2021 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit coming up on 4th & 5th November.

The Learning Track is a series of investor masterclasses ‘for investors, by investors’. It is anchored by industry thought leaders such as Khaled Ismail of HIM Angel, Ope Reju Sule of the London Stock Exchange AIM team, Idris Ayodeji Bello of Lofty Inc and Eghosa Omoigui of Echo VC. These investor-only masterclasses will take place on November 4th & 5th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+1 and will touch the following topics – Preparing startup investments for Series A, Preparing for Exit and IPO, Investing Successfully as an Angel, and Succeeding in VC as an Africa focused GP. The UK South Africa Tech Hub is sponsoring this event, enabling funders to attend AESIS free of charge: thereby facilitating increased investment to African entrepreneurs, including from South Africa where the UK-South Africa Tech Hub has specific focus.

Ben White, Founder and CEO of VC4A adds ‘‘Historically, there’s been a lack of Africa-focused General Partners, people who really understand investing on the African continent. Now we have this community and it’s growing fast! The Learning Track brings these investors together to share best practices and learnings. The closed door sessions are part of a unique opportunity to connect the leading investors from across the continent. Partnering with the UK’s UK South Africa Tech Hub makes it possible to have these important sessions part of this year’s event.’’

The British High Commissioner to South Africa, Antony Phillipson said: ‘The UK-South Africa Tech Hub aims to stimulate South Africa’s digital economy, build high-end digital skills and jobs, and forge innovation partnerships. We are delighted to support this year’s Learning Track at the Africa Early Stage Investment Summit to improve funding for African entrepreneurs, including from South Africa where the UK-South Africa Tech Hub has specific focus, and contributing to job creation and economic growth in the region.’

Register now on www.AfricaInvestorSummit.com and reserve your seat for the Learning Track and many other exciting opportunities to meet with and learn from fellow investors. This includes the in-person investor meetups and the GP/LP office hours happening on November 3rd. Discover new investment opportunities in the VC4A Venture Showcase and we do have a jam-packed agenda of keynotes, investor panels and fireside chats.

Speakers for #AESIS2021 include over 60 industry giants: Rebecca Enonchong, Aly El-Shakany, Tomi Davies, Iyin Aboyeji, David S Rose, Hannah Subayi Kamuanga, Dina el-Shenoufy, Ben White, Kola Aina, and Tidjane Deme amongst others.

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