July 23, 2016

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African Business Angel Network (ABAN)

African Business Angel Network (ABAN) is a pan African non-profit association founded to support the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to get many more (early stage) investors excited about the opportunities in Africa.

ABAN seeks to promote a culture of Angel investing across Africa. There are networks emerging across the continent, but there is yet a conversation in place that connects them.

 

Country Specific 

Knife Capital

Knife Capital is a leading Southern African Venture Capital investor focusing on technology-enabled ventures for a sustainable impact on innovation, job creation and growth.

 

Angola Investe

Millennium Angola has launched a Subsidized Loan for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or Entrepreneurs (MSME´s), part of government economic strategy “Angola Investe” programme.

This loan is intended for investment in tangible assets and/or enhancement of working capital, as long as directly related and in proportion with the investment in tangible assets.

 

Ghana Angel Investor Network

The Ghana Angel Investor Network (GAIN) is a network of Angel investors with a passion for investing in early-stage businesses with significant growth prospects and the potential to generate superior returns. GAIN is a body corperate limited by guarantee and established under the laws of Ghana. As a Network, GAIN is not-intended for profit. However, members and beneficiaries seek to derive significant returns on their investments.

 

GHANA STARTUP CAPITAL FUND (GSC FUND) 

The Ghana Start-Up capital fund is a private sector (non-profit) and a self-help initiative set-up in 2011 to massively promote entrepreneurship, provide needed support and resources to entrepreneurs, create jobs and reduce unemployment, provide skills development and knowledge transfer.

 

Stillwater Equity Partners

Pan-African Private Equity & investment firm specialized in building businesses across sectors in Africa. Specializing in recognizing value or the potential for value, and with a consulting-based approach, partner with management teams to build great businesses and improve their operations. Since inception in 2012, they have extended this approach across asset classes to build strong organically grown companies in Ghana.

 

Lagos Angel Network

The Lagos Angel Network is an association of investors committed to providing seed funding, mentoring and access to their business networks to Lagos area start-up entrepreneurs and their early-stage businesses.

 

Chanzo Capital

Chanzo Capital is an early stage micro-VC firm investing both capital and mentoring in high-tech startups in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa (KINGS) – these countries make up the “KINGS” of Africa’s digital economy.

 

Renew (Impact Investing in Ethiopia)

RENEW, focuses opportunities in developing nations rather than on problems, focusing on investing rather than providing handouts. Finding promising businesses, connecting them to investors around the world and grow them into world-class companies. Renew focus on this believing that many growing businesses together create the engine that lifts entire nations out of poverty.

 

ABAN 

African Business Angel Network (ABAN) is a pan African non-profit association founded to support the development of early stage investor networks across the continent and to get many more (early stage) investors excited about the opportunities in Africa.

 

Cairo Angels

Although most investments to date have been in the tech space, Cairo Angels aims to invest across all sectors with a particular appetite for export oriented products and services. Cairo Angels are especially interested in businesses from the agricultural, logistics and energy sectors, and hope to see more women entrepreneurs applying. Cairo Angels are open to regional start-ups applying for funding as well.

 

Emerging Crowd

Emerging Crowd provides investors with access to carefully vetted growth-stage businesses in select frontier and emerging markets. Believing that favourable demographics, high rates of economic growth, expanding consumer-classes and rapid urbanisation create huge growth potential for well-managed companies in these markets.

 

Victoria Ventures

Angel Investing in East Africa. The Victoria Ventures team has helped start-ups raise grant funding from donors and convertible debt finance from angel investors.

 

Angel Fair Africa

Angel Fair Africa is an Angel Africa List event that brings selected African entrepreneurs to pitch to a room of curated investors with the intent of doing deals. The first two videos are from the Lagos and Joburg events and the last one explains the event concept.

 

Demo Africa

The launchpad for emerging technology and trends.

DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed.

 

Frontier Investors Dinner

An extraordinary opportunity to connect with other investors who are already investing or are preparing to invest in African burgeoning economies.

The audience is made up African professionals and friends of Africa who come from various backgrounds but mainly composed of Investors,bankers,consultants,entrepreneurs or lawyers and other influencers who work and live in the United Kingdom.

New Gen Angels

An exclusive international investment Club of New Generation of Angels focusing on Africa, combining skills with funding.

NewGenAngels is a members-only investment Club for high liquid professionals and sophisticated angels, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, venture capital firms, family offices and angel networks with an interest in Africa. The model relies heavily upon syndication of skills and funding from members of the African Diaspora and friends of Africa.

 

Blue Haven Initiative

Family Office managing a diversified international investment portfolio.

Supporting startups delivering basic services in Sub Saharan Africa

 

Savanna Fund

Savannah Fund is a seed capital fund specializing in US$25,000-US$500,000 investments in early stage high growth technology (web and mobile) startups in sub-Saharan Africa. Initially focused on East Africa, the fund aims to bridge the early stage/angel and venture capital investment gap that currently exists in Africa. The Fund expects to achieve this objective by combining capital with mentor networks both in the region and from  Silicon Valley via an accelerator program  and a follow-on independent seed fund.

 

 

Investor Influencers

Venture Finance in Africa 

The Africa platform for startup funding, VC4A (Venture Capital for Africa) is a fast growing community of business professionals in 159 countries dedicated to building game changing companies on the African continent.

 

Ingressive

Ingressive leverages high-quality, on-the-ground expertise to select and lead investments in top tech startups across Africa. We aspire to lead 10,000 investments in the next 10 years.

 

A&O Acquisitions

A&O ACQUISITIONS was established with the primary objective of providing a single investment platform for African Diaspora and international investors to take part in investment opportunities across the African continent.

To deliver its investment services the firm partners with local investment and stock brokering company’s across the continent to leverage their local expertise in providing superior investment opportunities to global investors.

 

Interswitch Group (Nigeria)

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.

The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.

Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet builds and invests in Internet companies that take proven online business models to new, fast-growing markets. Rocket Internet focuses on five industry sectors of online and mobile retail services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise, Home & Living and Travel. Its network of companies operates a variety of business models in over 110 countries on six continents with more than 36,000 employees at the end of 2015.

 

Internet Ventures Congo

De nouveaux services web pour la République Démocratique du Congo.

 

Non Tech Investments

Africa Property Invest

Founded by, Joseph Farodoye, Africa Property Invest (API) is a UK based private advisory organisation supporting private sector property development and property investment across Sub-Saharan Africa.