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Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022

On November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, VC4A and ABAN hosted the 9th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit (#AESIS2022)
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2 - 4 November 2022

Highlights from last year

Online and complemented by in-person Investor Meetups hosted in cities around the world.
The AESIS 2022 Logo Brought to you by VC4A and ABAN


This year the three-day Summit will be a mix of virtual components and in-person Investor meetups in 29 cities worldwide. Your registration grants you access to the virtual programs on Day 1, 2 & 3 including the Ecosystem Side Event, the AESIS Academy and all technical sessions.
  • Nov
    Day 1:
    • Ecosystem Side Event
    • Investor Meetups
  • Nov
    Day 2:
    • (Pre-)Seed investing
  • Nov
    Day 3:
    • Series A investing
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Why attend?

AESIS 2022 promises to be a rich networking experience with a highly focused yet varied program.
  • For investors, by investors

    Get inspired by leaders from the Africa startup, innovation and investment industries and join one of 29 Investor Meetups hosted by leading investor organizations in your city.
  • 2000+ investor attendees

    Meet and connect with our verified investor community representing over 300 investor organizations.
  • 80+ investor speakers

    Headlining the Summit are renowned international and local investors – with leading African angels and VC fund managers
  • 3 days of networking and fun

    Exclusive virtual networking and co-investment opportunities


The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2022 is made possible thanks to our network of partners and members of the Africa Investor community. 

#AESIS2022 is Powered by
  • GIZ
  • WorkinProgress Alliance
#AESIS2022 Knowledge partners
  • FMO
  • UNDP
Friends of #AESIS2022
  • AWS
  • Bestseller Foundation
  • DGGF
  • Flourish Ventures
  • Launch Africa Ventures
  • NEXT176
  • UK South Africa Tech Hub
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Investor meetups

On the evening of November 2nd, #AESIS2022 will be complemented by physical meetups in 29 cities worldwide.

Registration is open to all members of our investor network:

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14 companies were selected from almost 1000 applicants by a 72-member investment committee, and represent the best Seed and Series A investment opportunities on the continent.


Headlining the Summit are renown international and local investors – with leading African angels and VC fund managers. Speakers for #AESIS2022 include:

Iyinoluwa 'E' Aboyeji
Iyinoluwa ‘E’ Aboyeji
Future Africa

Biola Alabi
Biola Alabi
Cairo Angels Syndicate Fund

Jessica Espinoza
Jessica Espinoza
2x Collaborative

Vinny Lingham
Vinny Lingham
Newtown Partners + Multicoin Capital

Ashraf Sabry
Ashraf Sabry

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In great company

#AESIS2022 promises to be a rich networking experience with a highly focused yet varied program. Your organization not on the list? Contact the organizers for opportunities and sponsor packages on team [at]

  • AAIC
  • AfricInvest
  • The Cairo Angels
  • Future Africa
  • IFC
  • Kepple Africa
  • Lagos Angel Network
  • LoftyInc Capital Ltd
  • Orange Ventures
  • Partech
  • Quona Capital
  • TlCom Capital
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Ecosystem and media partners
  • Africa The Big Deal
  • African Angel Academy
  • Afrilabs
  • ANDE
  • APO Group
  • AVCA
  • Briter Bridges
  • CNBC Africa
  • Disrupt Africa
  • Etimes
  • FastCompany
  • IMA Media
  • Innov8tiv
  • Loudhailer
  • Media24
  • Movemeback
  • TechCabal
  • Ventureburn
  • Viridian