Blogs & Press

Our Roadmap for 2021

Looking ahead at the 2021 ABAN Strategy  As we begin our journey in 2021 and towards 2022, for our strategic plan, we will be taking a close look at how angel investors, syndicates and networks on the continent are evolving and how ABAN can continue to play its part in creating a conducive environment for [...]

Setting Our Sights On 2020

Gearing Up For Africa's Biggest Early Stage Investor Summit Building on the momentum we established in 2019, we project further growth in 2020 in several areas. Our primary focus will be to continue increasing investment in early-stage entrepreneurship across Africa, and growing the number of angel investors working with innovation hubs to support local entrepreneurs [...]

AESIS 2018

Gearing Up For Africa's Biggest Early Stage Investor Summit Preparations for the 5th edition of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit 2018 are in full swing. We look forward to welcome Africa’s leading investors back to Cape Town on 11 and 12 Nov, where key stakeholders from across the continent and beyond will gather to [...]

African Startups

African Startups: Unicorns, Gazelles and Corporate Breakfasts Over the past few years, the race has been on to find the first African Unicorn - an African startup valued at $1bn or more in its first 5 years. I think we can all agree, the idea of an African Unicorn is not a bad one, but [...]

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap Between Investors and Entrepreneurs According to #GALI's latest research, which maps over 2,500 early-stage ventures in Sub Saharan Africa, the number one reason why African entrepreneurs enrol in an accelerator programme is to gain access to direct funding. No surprises there. However, when you consider this within the context of a growing [...]