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Here are some pictures in case you missed the Lagos Aban Investor Masterclass

Early stage investors came together last november 10 th in Lagos in Nigeria to exchange knowledge and share best practice through the 2016 Aban Angel Masterclass.Organised in partnership with Rising Tide Africa,Lagos Angel Network and VC4Africa, the Lagos Masterclass was hosted at the Wheatbaker Lagos in Nigeria.The Lagos Aban Investor Masterclass conclude the 2016 serie of Bootcamps and Masterclasses which had taken the African Business Angel Investor team to Nairobi,Cape Town,Douala,Washington Johannesburg,Lagos,Amsterdam,London and Silicon Valley.


‘’The world is expecting what we can achieve and ready to support us.’’ said ABAN President H.Tomi Davies in Lagos.ABAN is a pan African non-profit association founded to support the development of early stage investor network.ABAN began as a consortium of independent investor networks including the Lagos Angel Network,Ghana Angel Network Venture Capital for Africa,Silicon Cape and is supported by European Business Angel Network.



Alain Coomlan Tchegnon-AfrikDiaspoNews / Lagos

 Courtesy:African Business Angel Network



H.Tomi Davies at African Angel Investors Summit:’’The world is expecting what we can achieve and ready to support us.''

The 2016 African Angel Investor Summit held in Lagos in Nigeria last November brought together investors from across the African continent and other parts of the world.The main goal of this international summit was to help African Businessmans to exchange best practices,to debate pressings issues and to share lessons learnt in order to set road map for angel investing in the future.


According to H. Tomi Davies the rest of world is excited about what African Business Angel Network can achieve and is ready to support them.Speaking at the summit in Lagos last november H. Tomi Davies said ‘’Angels bridge the critical funding gap between personal, friends and family seed funding and traditional venture capital funding. Opportunities in the African space are considerable and establish a pipeline for later stage investments’’


Tomi Davies live and work mostly in the UK.His focus in the last decade has been on technology-based entrepreneurship in Africa where he invest,mentor and focus on developing an ecosystem of technology start-ups around co-working spaces,incubators,accelerators angel funding entrepreneur and national government policies. Tomi Davies is the Director of African Business Angel Network.



Alain Coomlan Tchegnon-Afrik Diaspo News / Lagos


Aban Investor masterclass series heading for Cairo in Egypt on Tuesday December 6 Th.

The |Cairo Masterclass,organized in partnership with VC4Africa,will take place at the Cairo Marriott Hotel Zamalek.The Masterclass will be conducted by long-time investor and entrepreneur Balz Roth, with an introduction by local investor Khaled Ismail who recently launched Algebra Ventures, a 50 million dollar fund investing in technology and technology-enabled startups in the MENA region.The 4-hour Masterclass will unpack the entire investment spectrum from deal origination, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, post-investment monitoring and finally, exits.  Seating is limited for this event.For more information, visit the event website.  

The Cairo Masterclass will precede "STARTUP NOVA",a highly anticipated networking event organized by Innoventures where graduates of the 'STARTUP REACTOR' accelerator program will present themselves to an audience of investors and ecosystem stakeholders. Meet the presenting cohort and read more about the event.


VC4Africa’s Thomas van Halen explains:“At VC4Africa we see an increasing number of business professionals turning angel investor. Looking at the results from our annual Venture Finance in Africa research we can conclude that one of the main reasons for investors to join investor networks is their willingness to learn from experts and share best practices. That’s why we are excited to support the series of Masterclasses in our endeavor to turn angel investment into a sustainable asset class on the African continent.”


Afrik Diaspo News / Alain Coomlan Tchegnon

Courtesy : ABAN

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