It is still early days for angel investing in Africa. Capital deployed is small compared to other parts of the world and the number of deals getting done are in the tens every month and not in the hundreds or thousands. At the same time we can only get excited when we see that the number of angel groups, networks and initiatives has grown from a handful of networks when ABAN started two years ago to over 50 today. Now most of these networks have not made investments yet and some probably never will but the point here is that angel investing – deploying smart capital to help entrepreneurs start and grow their companies – has become part of our every day vocabulary. And we are just starting.

So who are these pioneering network who fund and support the next generation of African leaders? The following overview is a ‘live’ document constantly being updated. To add your network please contact the ABAN team via: secretariat@abanangels.org.

 

 

The following is an overview of African Angel Investor Groups, informal investor networks and investor initiatives. Some of these organisations have been up and running for years, are actively investing (the Cairo Angels recently celebrated investment # 20) have processes in place both for investors who want to join as well as for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding. Other initiatives are still getting themselves organised and are not yet actively investing. To add your network please contact the ABAN team via: secretariat@abanangels.org.

1 Lagos Angel Network Nigeria Lagos
2 Cameroon Angels Network Cameroon Douala
3 Ghana Angel Investors Network Ghana Accra
4 Ivoire Business Angels Ivory Coast Abidjan
5 Angel Investor Ethiopia Ethiopia Addis Ababa
6 Cairo Angels Egypt Cairo
7 Viktoria Ventures Kenya Nairobi
8 Casbah Business Angels Algeria Algiers
9 “Senegal Angels” (working title) Senegal Dakar
10 Madagascar Business Angels Madagascar Antananarivo
11 Rwanda Angels Rwanda Kigali
12 Atlas Business Angels Morocco Rabat
13 Mozambique Angels (woeking title) Mozambique Maputo
14 AfricAngels Senegal, Ivory Coast, France Dakar
15 KI Angels Egypt Cairo
16 Angels Initiative Uganda Uganda Kampala
17 Kampala Angel Investment Network (KAIN) Uganda Kampala
18 Namibia Business Angels Network Namibia Windhoek
19 Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) Kenya Nairobi
20 Abuja Angels Network Nigeria Abuja
21 Newton Partners South Africa Cape Town
22 Uganda Business Angels Network (UBAN) Uganda Kampala
23 Angel Investors of Mauritius Mauritius Port Louis
24 Sustainable investments Exchange (SIX) Senegal Dakar
25 Business Angel au Sahel Tunesia Tunis
26 Carthage Business Angels Tunesia Tunis
27 ACCEntrepreneur Niger Niamey
28 JCS Ghana Accra
29 ‘Endeavour / Bongo Hive Initiative’ Zambia Lusaka
30 iPartners Africa South Africa Cape Town
31 Jozi Angels South Africa Johannesburg
32 Chad Angels Chad N’Djamena
33 Women Investment Club Senegal Senegal Dakar
34 South Africa Business Angels Network South Africa Cape Town
35 Ngwana Enterprises Botswana Gabarone
36 Kamelizer Egypt Cairo
37 TBA Kenya Nairobi
38 Silicon Cape South Africa Cape Town
39 villageinfrastructure Global Global
40 No name yet Zimbabwe Harare
41 Business Angels Network of Chad Chad N’Djamena
42 Botswana angels Botswana Gabarone
43 Ethiopia Diaspora Business Forum Ethiopia Addis Ababa
44 iYa Ventures USA New York
45 Renew Ethiopia Addis Ababa
46 TBA Botswana Gabarone
47 Sierra Leone Business Angel Network Sierra Leone Freetown
48 Business Angels Mozambique Mozambique Maputo
49 Congolese Business Angel Network DRC Kinshasa
50 Liberia Business Angel Network Liberia Freetown
51 Tanzania (name tbd) Tanzania Dar es Salam
52 Baobab Fund Ivory Coast Abidjan
53 Ngwana Enterprises Botswana Francistown
54 CIME Mali Bamako
55 Dar Teknohama Tanzania Dar es Salam
56 Tamkeen Capital Egypt Cairo
57 Wharton Club Africa Pan-African N/a
58 Senegal Womens Investment Club Senegal Dakar
59 237 Business Angels Cameroon Yaoundé
60 MNF Angels Morocco Rabat