The Africa Business Angel Forum


The premier gathering of the angel capital community that is exclusively focused on exploring investment opportunities available in Africa.

Next Forum: Friday, 9th September 2016 from 09:30 am at The Landmark London - 222 Marylebone Rd, NW1 6JQ

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hosted by newgenangels

The forum brings together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding and widening their circles. It is hosted by NewGenAngels, an angel investment network focused on Africa that was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as the larger investment community. We also have a wealth of industry leaders and influencers giving us their insights into the rapidly growing African business ecosystem. You can view/download the press release for the March forum here.

Hightlights of the day include the following:

Talks and fireside chats

Key industry speakers will share their knowledge of the latest industry trends in specific technology areas with practical investment know-how through case studies.

Live pitch session

A selection of scaleup companies, selected from a variety of different industries will pitch live to a panel of potential investors.

Gala investment dinner for entrepreneurs

A three course gala dinner for entrepreneurs to connect with world class investors and high net worth indviduals.

previous key Agenda points at the march forum

The forum brings together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding and widening their circles. The full day programme comprises of:

Previous Key Speakers

New Gen Angels is proud to have world class speakers with an interest in Africa headline at this years' forum

From tech to fashion our panel of speakers, industry experts and influencers will be giving talks on various topics from running a start up to launching a fashion brand to investing in Ethiopia. Each talk will be followed by a QA session.

  • Jean Paul Melaga

    Founder and CEO of Whitestone Finance

    Whitestone Finance is a boutique advisory firm focusing on raising debt for African SMEs. Prior to his role, Jean-Paul was Head of Africa at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU), one the world largest banks in terms of total assets.

  • Tangwena Nelson

    CFO & Partner at Homestrings/Gravitas

    Prior to joining Homestrings/Gravitas, Tangwena built a successful career in investment banking in both New York and London, more recently heading up Barclays Capital's’ Retail, Consumer and Packaging Leverage Finance business for EMEA.

  • Seyi Taylor

    Co-founder of Big Cabal Media

    Big Cabal is the publisher of TechCabal - Nigeria's largest tech site and Zikoko - a focus on social and shareable content with an African context.

  • Anthony Sheehan

    Founder & CEO of Near You Now

    He advises international entrepreneurs relocating to the UK as part of UKTI's Global Entrepreneur Programme.

  • Will Tindall

    Co-founder of Emerging Crowd

    Will has worked across multiple international capital markets, most notably Hong Kong, Singapore and London, prior to co-founding Emerging Crowd.

  • Russell Southwood


    Russell Southwood is the CEO of Balancing Act, a consultancy focused on telecoms, Internet and media in Africa.

  • Monty Munford


    Monty Munford has 15 years' experience in the mobile, web and digital sectors and is a weekly columnist for Forbes in New York and The Telegraph in London.

  • Sean Ndiho Obedih

    Founder of NewGenAngels and Host

    Founder of NewGenAngels and the Founders Hive, Sean is the creator and host for this unique forum.

  • Fabian Guhl

    Founder & MD at AMPION Africa

    Fabian Guhl has a background in development cooperation and building ICT startups. He decided to turn his focus full-time to building startup with a social impact and founded Ampion, to amplify pioneership in Africa.

  • Eloho Omame

    Angel Investor

    Eloho works for a $20bn private equity fund focused on growth investments globally, with a unique focus on sub-Saharan Africa. In the relatively early stages of her journey as an angel investor, focused on investments leveraging media and  technology (and particularly mobile platforms), primarily in West Africa and the UK. 

  • Ellen van den Broek

    Director at Aurorae

    Ellen has been working on a broad range of private equity and venture capital transactions out of her own company for the past 6 years. She is now based in Paris and is working with a new Africa focused fund, backed by 2 large corporate investors, for which she sources, analyzes and executes investments.

  • E. Brooke Whitaker

    Managing Director at Thumos Ltd.

    Thumos Ltd. is a boutique advisory firm focused on operational improvement, business incubation, strategic, feasibility, risk management, corporate governance, private equity/venture capital, impact investment, and exit/capital raising advisory services to clients in Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

  • Akosua Annobil

    Founder of AB2020 and Moderator

    AB2020 is an aspirational platform for savvy UK entrepreneurs, investors and businesses seeking insights into the economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa. Akosua will be moderating the forum.

  • Jessica Hope

    Founder and MD of Wimbart

    Wimbart is a London-based PR company that specialises in African tech start-ups & entertainment brands. She was previously Head of Communications for iROKOtv.

our friends and partners

The Africa Business Angel Forum is proudly supported by these outstanding companies

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the venue

The next forum will be held on Friday 9th September 2016 at 9:30 am at The Landmark London - 222 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ

Dress Code: The Club Dress Code must be adhered to by everyone entering the club including guests/delegates. Men must wear a conventional jacket and collared shirt and ladies must be smartly dressed.

for more information, please get in touch

NewGenAngels looks forward to welcoming you to the Africa Business Angel Forum.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact us at info@newgenangels.com or call ‭+44 7999 907061.