January 11, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

A Continent of Angel Investors

A Continent of Angel Investors

Innov8tiv
Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

Lay of the land from the ABAN team as 2017 kicks off

The beauty of transitioning between calendar years is that it seems easier than normal to take stock of what has been over the past twelve months and what will be over the next year. For angel investing in Africa, 2016 was a firm step in the right direction and 2017 is set to build on this.

2016 Quick Highlights: Double the number of Angel groups in Africa – Lagos Angel Network introduced syndicated Deal Days – South African Business Angel Network launched – 3rd African Angel Investor Summit took place – 500+ investors attended Angel training – better Angel/VC data emerging – consistent, pervasive expose of the “African Opportunity” at leading global events – Multiple firsts – growing interest and involvement from diaspora – more support from major global institutions including AfDB, WorldBank and EIB – While most African countries also in 2016 offered a challenging business environment

2016 saw the rise of cross border collaboration of Angel groups across the continent and an increasing focus on Angel investor education as their investments in …read more

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