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Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2021

Fireside chat

Fireside chat with ‘Tokunboh Ishmael and Ben White

Fireside chat

Fireside chat

Building from ground up – an African VC story set to transform the continent

In this fireside chat, Ben White, Founder and CEO VC4A speaks directly with ‘Tokunboh Ishmael, co-Founder and Managing Director of Alitheia Capital and Chair of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA). ‘Tokunboh is a pioneer in the industry, even a star on the TV show Dragons Den Nigeria, and has literally been on the forefront of the Africa VC game. She has advised on over US$5 billion in mergers and acquisition mandates and helped with the first secondary listing of a Nigerian company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She is a champion for unlocking local African capital and now via Alitheia IDF seeks to scale investments into women-led SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa. In this fireside chat, we hear about a fast-changing industry and learn about the issues that drive her!