Angel investing in Africa received another boost this week, this time in Cairo as the African Business Angel Network (ABAN) hosted an Angel Investor Masterclass at the spectacular Palace Al Gezirah. The 4-hour session, organized by ABAN in partnership with VC4Africa and powered by the WorkinProgress!Alliance, unpacked the entire investment spectrum from deal origination, valuation, due diligence, negotiation, post-investment monitoring and finally, exits.
Directing the masterclass was renowned Swiss angel investor and experienced entrepreneur, Balz Roth, who shared with delegates his extensive range of expertise in deal sourcing and investment structuring; business model engineering and strategy development. After receiving a very warm welcome from local investors, Balz noted: “I am impressed about how lively and energetic the startup scene in Cairo is. I’m really impressed! I’m sure we will see more and more successful international startups branching from this community”.
Providing some local context, local multi-exit Cairo entrepreneur turned angel investor turned fund manager, Khaled Ismail, also featured as part of the proceedings, offering a well-crafted introduction which helped set the scene for local investors. When asked for his thoughts, he commented that …read more
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