Knowledge Centre

Research Publications

Below you will find links to research reports and publications with relevance Angel Investing or to the early stage investing space in Africa in general. Please contact the ABAN team via to add your publication.

Featured Research 2019:

Mapping Africa’s Startup Funding Landscape
Providing insightful analysis is mission-critical in improving our understanding of what makes entrepreneurs and investors succeed on the continent. To achieve this, ABAN has partnered with Briter Bridges to map Africa’s startup funding landscape, making reliable data and insights available to investors and stakeholders in early-stage investing across African markets.

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Further Research:
Research 2018

Angel Investing in Africa Report

Angel Investing in Africa Report
State of Play: Finding Product/Market Fit
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Research 2016

New Research: Financing Growth: SMEs in Global Value Chains

New Perspectives on financing SME’S in Emerging Markets – the case for Mezzanine Finance

Catalysing Impact Deal Flow in East Africa

Startup Survey South Africa 2016 – by SeedAcademy

GSMA Study Describes the Changing Economics of the Digital Ecosystem

EY 2016 Africa Attractiveness Index

Private Capital for Sustainable Development, 2016

The Entrepreneurs Spurring Africa’s Rise, Special Report Knowledge@Wharton, Feb 2016

Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016

Tech in Africa Report, I-DEV International, February 2016

Research 2015

The Landscape For Impact Investing in East Africa, The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), August 2015

The Go Beyond Investor Report, Introducing Angel Investing as an asset class for all investors, May 2015

Guide to finding Angel Investment, FIBAN, 2015

The Landscape for Angel Investing in West Africa, The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) 2015

The Globalization of Angel Investments: NBER Working Paper Series – December 2015

Summary VC4Africa 2015 Report – Venture Finance in Africa

Fostering Business Angel Activities in Support of SME Growth – Guidebook Series European Commission – 2015

Research 2015

A New ‘How-To’ Guide for Creating Angel Investor Groups for Emerging and Frontier Markets – The World Bank

Research 2014

How excessive charges undermine the benefits of remittances for Africa, Overseas Development Institute, 2014

Research 2012

Toniic E-Guide to Impact Measurement, Toniic 2012