The 8th Angel Fair Africa would feature an all female investors and entrepreneurs’ panel – building on our 2016 all female investors panel. The Investors panel would have Hannah Subayi, Partner of Dazzle Angels, Evelyne Dioh, CEO of WIC Capital, Lelemba Phiri, Partner of Enygma Ventures and Maya Famodu, CEO of Ingressive Capital moderated by Salimatou Diallo, Partner of SD Avocats.
Whiles the Entrepreneurs panel would be made up of Magatte Wade CEO of Skin to Skin, Jamila Zomah CEO of Africa Dish Out, Isseu Diop Sakho CEO of Mburu, and Sassoum Niang CMO of InTouch SA – moderated by Eva Sow, Director of i4Policy.
“The Africa investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem is maturing to the point where we have strong participation of women across the entire value chain, so our all-female panels are meant to showcase this important development” said Eric Osiakwan, Co-Founder of Angel Fair Africa. This year’s investors panelists are actually some of the most active investors during the pandemic, for example Maya Famodu closed her $10M Seed Fund during the pandemic whiles Lelemba Phiri, Evelyne Dioh and Hannah Subayi have all made significant investments during the period – their panel would therefore focus on how they did it and the lessons learnt. The entrepreneur’s panel on the other hand is made up of those who have defied the pandemic to grow their businesses like Jamila Zomah whose Africa Dish Out saw 44% growth and Isseu Diop Sakho of Mburu who actually got money during the pandemic – they would be sharing these stories on their panel.
The lockdown in Africa during the pandemic created a positive domino effect where we saw Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) picking pace across the continent so we are replacing our Exit panel with an M&A one where we have Endre Opdal, CEO of HotelOnline, Dare Okundjou, CEO of MSF Africa, Gregory Rockson and CEO of mPharma sharing their recent M&A activities moderated by Winnie Mwangi, a VC and Impact Investment Professional from Kenya.
These feed into our overall theme of exploring Lucy Quist’s Bold New Normal in the new normal of “doing deals in a virtual environment” on 5th November 2020 on the www.virtualconferenceafrica.com platform. As a thought leader and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Morgan Stanley, Lucy would open the day with her views on how Africa’s Bold New Normal would work in the World’s new normal in a fireside chat with Ian Ziddah, Partner of Chanzo Capital. Teresa Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Africa.com will follow with a lunchtime keynote fireside chat on how she exemplified the bold new normal by leaving Goldman Sachs in New York, relocating to Johannesburg, South Africa to build Africa.com from the ground up into a media empire, which last year acquired iAfrica. The day will end with Musi Skosana of MSM Property Fund interviewing Tim Draper of Draper.VC on his bold new normal of investing globally from Silicon Valley into companies like Baidu, Tesla, Hotmail, Skype, etc which all redefined their industries.
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