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Nigeria to host world’s first angel investor summit

Various angel networks throughout Africa that have emerged over the past years will meet on September 24, 2014 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria for the Investor summit, which will kick off the DEMO Africa 2014.


According to venture capital community VC4Africa, the special Investor summit dubbed “the Future of Angel Investing in Africa”, is focused on investors in early stage companies and African startups.

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“The event will be the first time angel investor networks like Africa Angels Network, Lagos Angels Network, Cairo Angels, Angel Africa List, Ghana Angel Investors Network and others meet to exchange best practices, set the road map for the future and share lessons learned.

“Experts from organizations such as the WorldBank, the European Business Angels Networks (EBAN), African Development Bank, VC4Africa’s Investor Network, infoDev and others are also invited to join the conversation,” stated VC4 Africa.

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VC4 Africa further mentioned that the Investor summit would comprise of speakers, fireside chats and breakout sessions. Investors will be both international and local and will consist of venture capital funds, impact investors, angel investors and corporates, who are all focused on early stage SME investing.

According to VC4 Africa, the day will end with an exclusive investor-only cocktail at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos. This will kick-off the annual event DEMO Africa 2014 on September 25 and 26 where innovative African entrepreneurs come together to launch the products that they have developed.

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