Angel Fair Africa (AFA), the must-attend virtual event of choice for business opportunities in the African continent, has confirmed that 43 leading global investors from Africa, Europe, US and the Middle East have signed up to participate virtually in its 8th edition, on 5th November 2020.
The investors are from Angel Africa List (AAL), Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (AVCA), America Capital Association (ACA), Women-In-Capital (WIC), Viktoria Business Angel Network, Brightmore Capital, amongst others. Asime Partners and MSM Property Fund are supporting investor participation.
The ten selected ventures to pitch to these investors have gone through Angel Fair Africa’s one-month Africa Virtual Accelerator (AVA). They are:
- ShopMeAway led by Racine Sarr;
- Kalpay led by Ibrahima Kane;
- AgroInnova led by Moses Mallaghan;
- Adi&Bolga led by Abimbola Oladeji;
- Kladika led by Muthoni Mwangi;
- Gift Pesa led by Pamela Muriuki;
- Ejoobi led by Simangele Mphahlele;
- Kweza led by Ropafadzo Musvaire;
- Afrijob Network led by Harriet Kariuki;
- Curacel led by Henry Mascot.
Their participation is supported by Google, Impact Hub Dakar, CTIC Dakar, MEST Africa, StartupBootcamp Africa, Viable, Adei Institute and iHub.
Angela Akua Asante, Founder of TITA Productions, said she is excited to be the MC for this year’s event as she is impressed with the caliber of investors and entrepreneurs who are going to pitch as well as constitute the panels for the event.
Pamela Muriuki of Gift Pesa said:
“My experience at AVA has been a serendipitous encounter. I have discovered new use cases for the Gift Pesa platform. The new use cases have more than tripled our market size – this is brilliant. Am now feeling prepared to meet investors with confidence.”
Abimbola Oladeji of Adi&Bolga said:
“AVA was a truly intense month-long accelerator experience, packed with lots of learnings and insight delivered by mentors with diverse backgrounds in the startup ecosystem. I’m grateful to have been selected to be part of this cohort and I’m excited for pitch day next week”.