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Connecting Africa's Early Stage Investors
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Dear ABAN Member,

It was a fantastic 3-day experience when Africa’s early-stage investor community came together mid November for the sixth edition of #AESIS2019.

This exclusive investor-only event, hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, unites the most relevant early stage investors and ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, network and talk deals.

As event organisers we couldn't be more happy with the outcome of the event and would like to again thank all partners, sponsors, speakers and participants who helped make #AESIS2019 a success. THANK YOU!

The #AESIS2019 after movie is done! Click below for some of the highlights from this year's summit. 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Organising events like this is only possible with the support of sponsors and partners, so again THANK YOU! Work in Progress! Alliance, Naspers, African Development Bank Group and GIZ for being Summit lead partners, as well as the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UK-SA Tech Hub, the Dutch Good Growth Fund, Wesgro, Workshop17, Eventtus and Timbuktu for being wonderful supporting partners.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM #AESIS2019
Photos available from the #AESIS2019 Academy Day, Summit Day and Innovation Tour.
 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALBUMS
A GLANCE INTO AFRICA'S FUNDING LANDSCAPE
Mapping Africa's funding landscape and providing actionable insights to Africa's investor community is essential to the work we do at ABAN. We are grateful to partners like VC4A and Briter Bridges for supporting us in these efforts. Team Briter helped prepare a series of custom-build maps for #AESIS2019 including the one below.
Lastly, we at VC4A and ABAN want to make #AESIS2020 even better. 
If you've not already done so, please take a few minutes to share your constructive feedback with us by clicking on the link below (only for investors).

 
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY
With the continued growth of the African early-stage ecosystem, the opportunity for early stage investors and the start-ups they support to help Africa meet her full potential as an economic powerhouse is limitless. The future is ours. Now is the time to invest in Africa!

On behalf of the ABAN team and our Summit partner VC4A,

David van Dijk


ABAN
Director General
Co-founder






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