22 - 26 April 2024
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

19th Annual AVCA Conference Highlights
Highlights
13 Nov 23

19th Annual AVCA Conference Highlights

The 19th Annual AVCA Conference and VC Summit explored the wins and pitfalls of investing in Africa, fostered practical dialogue on how managers have navigated challenges and realised success, and discussed solutions to systemic changes required to build sustainable growth in the industry.
AVCA 2023 Delegates Describe AVCA In One Word
Highlights
10 Nov 23

AVCA 2023 Delegates Describe AVCA In One Word

Our flagship conferences and summits are the largest Africa focused private capital industry events providing unparalleled networking opportunities, insights and knowledge sharing among industry leaders. They provide a forum to dialogue on topics and issues confronting the future of the industry.
Forbes: Where Does Venture Capital Feature In Africa’s Entertainment Sector?
Articles
19 Aug 23

Forbes: Where Does Venture Capital Feature In Africa’s Entertainment Sector?

An in-depth look at investment in some of the continent’s most promising entertainment industries reveals areas of growth, challenges and what the future might hold.
TechCabal: How Egypt’s fintech ecosystem is finding its pace and dragging banks along
Articles
19 Jul 23

TechCabal: How Egypt’s fintech ecosystem is finding its pace and dragging banks along

In 2017 there were 32 financial technology companies in Egypt—including but not limited to payments providers. By 2022, the number of technology companies that offered fintech services had increased five-fold to 177. A new report published by the Central Bank of Egypt sheds light on what has influenced this growth.
Middle East Economy: Egyptian startups raise highest equity funding in Africa
Articles
13 Jul 23

Middle East Economy: Egyptian startups raise highest equity funding in Africa

Egyptian startups have raised the highest amount of equity funding in Africa, receiving $540 mn in funding between June 2022 and July 2023. The data was released by the African Private Capital Association (AVCA) in a recently published report. In addition, the research also highlighted a “funding winter” emerging in the region as tech finance across the continent is slowing down.
Guardian:  African private capital deal volume jumps by 46%
Articles
7 May 23

Guardian: African private capital deal volume jumps by 46%

The African private capital market experienced a record-high volume of deals in 2022 rising by as much as 46 per cent, the AVCA has disclosed.
Business Day: Nigeria leads Egypt, South Africa, others in venture capital
Articles
25 Apr 23

Business Day: Nigeria leads Egypt, South Africa, others in venture capital

Africa’s largest economy attracted the continent’s highest number of venture capital investments worth $6.5 billion in 2022, a new report from AVCA has shown.
Impact Investor: Impact continues to be achieved in Africa through a more connected marketplace
Interviews
23 Apr 23

Impact Investor: Impact continues to be achieved in Africa through a more connected marketplace

AVCA’s annual report shows continued investment in Africa still remarkably strong with the focus on connectivity, but participation of impact investors was lower in 2022 than in previous years.
CNBC: How can Africa sustain Venture Capital growth?
Interviews
23 Apr 23

CNBC: How can Africa sustain Venture Capital growth?

The African Private Capital Association says Africa remained one of the fastest growing Venture Capital markets globally in 2022, raising $6.5 billion in 853 deals including $1.3 billion of venture debt despite several shocks. Nadia Kouassi Coulibaly, the Head of Research at AVCA, joins CNBC Africa to unpack the report.
What Delegates Say: AVCA Events
Highlights
21 Sept 22

What Delegates Say: AVCA Events

Our broad range of virtual and in-person events include the Annual AVCA Conference, thematic summits, roundtables, briefings, capacity building programs, meetings, and networking receptions – providing a platform for industry players to engage in meaningful dialogue, connect with peers, and exchange ideas. We are committed to fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation within the industry, and our events play a vital role in achieving this goal.
CNBC: Why are private investors committed to Africa?
Interviews
28 Apr 22

CNBC: Why are private investors committed to Africa?

According to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, over 7 billion dollars in private capital deals were reported in Africa in 2021, despite challenges such as foreign exchange volatility, complex regulatory environments, limited exit options among others. What are the major attractions that keeps private investors committed to Africa? Clarisa De Franco, Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Funds at the British International Investment, joins CNBC Africa to discuss this.