Event Date and time: November 25 | 9:00 AM – 11:30AM
Organisers: Africa Technology Business Network|
Event website: Africa Technology Investment Roundtable
Event cost: £43
The Africa Technology Investment Roundtable is part of a series organised by the Africa Technology Business Network (ATBN) with the goal of driving sustainable investment from the UK into the African technology sector. This first edition will focus on the catalytic role of local investor networks and Governments in driving technology investment and innovation in Africa.
Africa Tech is continuing to make international headlines. Global investor interest is on the rise fuelled by events such as Obama’s visit to Kenya last year and Mark Zuckerberg’s recent visit to Nigeria and Kenya, where he went on to hail Africa as the future hub of global growth.
Investments such as the recent $1.2 million dollar raise by Nigerian startup ToLet.Com.ng are evidence that the publicity is helping to drive real deals.
However many challenges remain for foreign investors interested in tapping into Africa’s emerging tech opportunities particularly due to lack of knowledge of the local market.
Francis Rudasingwa – Legal Analyst in Strategic Investments Department of Rwanda Development Board (RDB)
Yaron Cohen – Co-Founder & international angels initiative lead at Viktoria Ventures.