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Join us in celebrating 10 years of AESIS

Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2023

For investors, by investors
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What to expect

A jam packed year of events to celebrate 10 years of AESIS, including:
  • Monthly virtual investor masterclasses
  • 10 global investor meetups
  • 31 Africa investor meetups
  • In-person Summit in Cape Town on November 30 + December 1
  • Ecosystem side event on December 2
AESIS2023 summit dates

For investors, by investors

Mark your calendars for the in-person Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2023 in Cape Town, the premier gathering for investors passionate about Africa’s startup ecosystem.

  • 2 full days of engaging masterclasses and breakaway sessions
  • Custom investor experiences
  • Deal morning including Venture Showcase and LP/GP Office Hours
  • Networking cocktail, breakfast and lunches
  • Ecosystem side event
  • Cape Town innovation tour
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Make the most of your stay

Once you have booked your ticket we can assist you in obtaining a conference visa. Please contact for more information

Why attend?

#AESIS2023 promises to be a rich networking experience with a highly focused yet varied program.
  • Unrivaled Networking

    Rub shoulders with a diverse community of investors from across Africa and beyond. Forge strategic partnerships, share insights, and discover new investment opportunities that can fuel your portfolio’s growth.
  • High-Impact Deal Flow

    Discover a carefully curated selection of the most promising early-stage startups in Africa. Be part of the growth story and invest in the next big thing.
  • Engaging Discussions

    Participate in interactive sessions on topics like fundraising, scaling operations, market entry strategies, and impact investing. Gain practical insights that can supercharge your investment journey.
  • Unforgettable Experiences

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, energy, and dynamism of Cape Town. Explore the local startup ecosystem and witness the incredible innovation happening on the continent.

Meet our Summit Partners

Knowledge partners
  • South Africa National Conventions Bureau
  • United Nations Development Programme
Friends of AESIS
  • Double Feathers Partners
  • Founders Factory Africa
  • Giz-SAIS
  • Investec
  • Japan International Corporate Agency
  • LaunchLab
  • Madica Flourish
  • MakeIT
  • Mergon
  • Next 176
  • Remgro Ltd
  • Untapped Global
AESIS2023 partnerships

Partner with us

For 10th Edition AESIS partnership opportunities, please contact Natalie Miller at

This years speakers

Alexandra Fraser
Alexandra Fraser
Cindy Ai
Cindy Ai
Dream VC

Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Eunice Wambui
Eunice Wambui
Global Women in VC
Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson
Third Way Capital
Laurien Field
Laurien Field
IFC – International Finance Corporation
Mark Kleyner
Mark Kleyner
Dream VC
Rebecca Enonchong
Rebecca Enonchong
HealthCap Africa
Sam Akyianu
Sam Akyianu
Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund
Sewu-Steve T.
Sewu-Steve T.
Jaza Rift Ventures


AESIS2023 Advisory board

AESIS Advisory Board

We are thrilled to introduce our new Advisory Committee.

These accomplished individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team and we’re grateful for their commitment to our mission. Their collective expertise will shape the content, speakers, and sessions, guaranteeing a program that is insightful, impactful, and relevant.

AESIS2022 speakers

Last year’s speakers

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

Stats that make us rock

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Year-round series of live virtual masterclasses

Our year-round series is designed to bring together subject matter experts from the community to share their insights and perspectives on “10x-ing Early Stage Investing in Africa.”

So far, we have had three remarkable parts of this series, each featuring insightful discussions with prominent industry leaders:

  • April: Part 1 – Tomi Davies (TD) and Ben White
  • May: Part 2 – Axel Peyriere and Nick Vielle
  • June: Part 3 – Eunice Ajim et Tidjane Deme (francophone)
  • August: Part 4 – Kevin Simmons and Sewu-Steve Taiwa

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on upcoming Webinars and Masterclasses, as well as the grand finale, #AESIS2023!

AESIS2023 investor meetups

Investor Meetups

Leading up to the main event in November/December, we are excited to bring our renowned investor meetups to even more cities across Africa and beyond. We are inviting passionate investors like you to join these meetups in 40 cities around the world on September 7th and October 5th, 2023.

We’re excited about our growing list of cities that have signed up so far and welcome you to join:

Abidjan | Abuja | Accra | Addis Ababa | Amsterdam | Austin | Beijing | Cairo | Cape Town | Casablanca | Conakry | Dallas | Dar Es Salaam | Dodoma | Douala | Dubai | Gaborone | Johannesburg | Kampala | Kigali | Kinshasa | Lagos | Lilongwe | Lome | London | Lusaka | Maputo | Moroni | Nairobi | Paris | Port Harcourt | Port Louis | Praia | San Francisco | Tunis | Windhoek | Yaounde | Zagreb 


Investor Meetup Hosts

  • Ajim Capital
  • Antler
  • Bongo Hive
  • Business Angels Cabo Verde
  • Business Angels Rwanda
  • Cameroon Angels Network
  • Centre for Enterprise Learning
  • Centre for Enterprising Organizations
  • Circular Economy Hub
  • Côte d'ivoire Business Angel Network (CIBAN)
  • Congo Business Angels
  • DRC Impact Angels
  • Dream VC
  • East Africa Venture Capital Association
  • Gambia Angel Investor Network
  • Ghana Innovation Hub
  • Guinean Angel Investor Network
  • Ideario
  • Jozi Angels
  • Kampala Angel Investor Network
  • Kazana Fund
  • KF Invest & Consulting
  • Knife Capital
  • Lagos Angel Network
  • La Startup Station
  • MDF
  • Mest
  • mHub
  • Mo Angels
  • Mountain Angel Network
  • Wouessi Key to Digital
  • ZBAN
  • NaiBAN
  • Namibia Business Angel Network (NABAN)
  • The Rising Tide Africa
  • Pula Space
  • Rwanda Angel Investor Network
  • Semicolon
  • Serengeti Angels (S-BAN)
  • SSE Angel Network
  • Tanzania Angel Investors Network (TAIN)
  • Team Link
  • The Dot Connector
  • The Rising Tide Africa
  • Trustee Seed Factory
  • VC4A
  • Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN)
  • Viridian
  • Wouessi Key to Digital
  • ZBAN

Investor Meetup Stats

In good company

Over the years, representatives of over 700 investor organizations been a part of our remarkable AESIS journey and attended our events.
  • 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
  • Newzroom Afrika



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    Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2023

    Online and complemented by in-person Investor Meetups hosted in cities around the world.
    Watch the recordings
    2 - 4 November 2022