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#AESIS2020 Virtual edition

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Relive the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020

VC4A and ABAN are looking back at a successful edition of the 7th and virtual edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2020). The Summit took place on 3 & 4 November online. With a number of record-level deals making the headlines over the last year, Africa’s startup industry is ripe for investment. During the two-day virtual Summit, we came together, interacted and collaborated on deals – to invest in a resilient Africa. 

AESIS is ‘for investors, by investors’. To ensure this investor community is able to connect and continue important discussions during these unprecedented times, VC4A and ABAN offer investors the opportunity to join free of charge. You are welcome to invite your networks, but keep in mind the Summit is investor-only.

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Step-by-step for registering and joining

  1. Join the investor community with your existing VC4A account or create a new account first.
  2. The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit community is investor-only so please update your profile with your investment activities.
  3. Await manual screening and approval by the AESIS team.
  4. Once approved you will receive confirmation and have full access to all content and contacts on!

Summit program


Headlining the Summit are renown international and local investors – with leading African angels and VC fund managers. Speakers include:

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Future Africa
Mobolaji Adeoye
Consonance Investment Managers
Adedana Ashebir
Village Capital
Eline Blaauboer
Africa tech Ventures, TBL Mirror Fund
Ola Brown
Greentree Investment Company
Clive Butkow
Kalon Venture Partners
Maelis Carraro
Catalyst Fund / BFA Global
Llew Claasen
Newtown Partners
Lauren Cochran
Blue Haven Initiative
Brett Commaille
Hlayisani Capital
Sangu Delle
Golden Palm Invesments Corporation
Tarek El Kady
Alex Angels
Bertrand Fotsing
Oracle Corporation
Alexandra Fraser
Dazzle Angels
Aaron Fu
Catalyst Fund - BFA
Anton Gaylard
Crossfin Technology Holdings
Zachariah George
Startupbootcamp Africa
Steven Grin
Lateral Capital
Stephen Gugu
Viktoria Ventures
Tim Harris
Tokunboh Ishmael
Alitheia Capital
Candace Johnson
Johnson Paradigm Ventures
Omobola Johnson
TLcom Capital
Shonam Khaitan
AWS Activate
Derrick Kotze
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Acha Leke
McKinsey & Company
Benji Meltzer
Carla Montesi
European Commission
Danai Musandu
Goodwell Investment
Anne Njuki
DOB Equity
Jean-Noel Odier
Bamboo Capital Partner
Gerrad Olisa-Ashar
Diaspora Angels
Kwaku Owusu-Achaw
Shell Foundation
Aristide Ouattara
Deloitte Afrique
Lelemba Phiri
Africa Trust Group
Sewu-Steve Tawia
Asime Ventures
Arthur Thuet
Saviu Ventures
Fabian Whate
Naspers Foundry
Ryosuke Yamawaki
Kepple Africa Ventures
Erick Yong
GreenTec Capital Partners

Participating investor organizations

Quona Capital

Investing in Afritech Start-ups

Lagos Angel Network

Empowering builders of next generation African companies

Compass Venture Capital

We partner with creative teams to build inspiring companies


We believe that the future of the small business economy will be driven by data

CRE Venture Capital

Investing in Africa's future

VC4A Venture Showcase

VC4A is excited to see the Venture Showcase becoming a great example of true industry collaboration. The vetting process is fully undertaken by our partnering external investors, where these organizations refer their portfolio companies ready for the next round. These investors then assess the opportunities and ultimately decide who will appear on the virtual #AESIS2020 stage.

Investor participation has been outstanding this year, with 70+ major VCs and multiple angel groups and leading accelerators involved in the process. We believe initiatives like this help to build trust and foster collaboration between industry stakeholders, and importantly, create both co-investment opportunities and exit opportunities for our partners.

The selected companies for the VC4A Venture Showcase Series A and Seed program can be reviewed below. And the founders will showcase their businesses online during the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2020. Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to meet the founders and reach out to them if you want to learn more.

2020 VC4A Venture Showcase Series A

View all selected and shortlisted Series A companies

Fulfillment Bridge

A cloud based global e-commerce logistic platform


One-stop-platform for all your financial needs in Africa

Foodlocker Limited

Farm produce and consumer goods aggregator for large buyers

Visitor management thats meets you on the chat app you use most


Learning Tech Skills without depending on the internet