• Hundreds of investors are expected to attend the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit between 11-12 November.
  • This as South African president Cyril Ramaphosa ramps up his effort to attract over $100bn in investment during the course of the next five years.
  • Early investing, or seed funding, is capital used for the early implementation and development of an idea of a product.

Roughly 300 early stage investors are set to make their way to Cape Town next week for the fifth annual Africa Early Stage Investor Summit taking place between November 11 and 12.

This as South African president Cyril Ramaphosa ramps up his effort to attract over $100bn in investment during the course of the next five years.

The conference, taking place in Workshop17 at the V&A Waterfront, will focus on the opportunities that exist for early investors in Africa, and means to improve the exchange the flow of capital.

Early investing, or seed funding, is capital used for the early implementation and development of an idea of a product.

Prominent investors from Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal, Ivory Coast, France, US, UK and The Netherlands are expected at the conference.

The confrence will also showcase eight African startups which are digitally enabled and easily scalable.

Kola Aina, CEO of venture fund Ventures Platform, said he previously gained immense insight and investment opportunity when he last visited the gathering.

“I found the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit to be a great opportunity to network and learn from other investors from around the continent,” Aina said in a statement.