Africa Early Stage Investment Summit

  We had the pleasure to travel to South Africa Cape Town courtesy of VC4A for the annual Africa Early Stage Investment Summit (AESIS), which was at the magnificent and breathtaking city of Cape Town (it was my first time so…). It’s an investor only event, which brings together key ecosystem stakeholders from across the continent and beyond, to exchange best practices, learn from peers and recent transactions, and do deals. The ...

Recap 2018 Masterclass Series

As you may know, we have four masterclass sessions every year (one every quarter) and each covers different aspects of the investment life cycle, i.e. due diligence, deal structuring, valuation etc. Below is a snapshot from each of the sessions of 2018. Early Stage Investing Strategy – March 2018 It was our first session of the year and it focused on guiding the participants on developing their own investment strategy based on ...

VBAN Members – Q&A With Tony Chen

What is your personal background? I was born and raised on the East Coast of America. My family and I had lived in Chicago for 15 years before coming to Kenya in 2015. I earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. After leaving corporate about 10 years ago, I’ve been a serial entrepreneur, starting businesses in digital, data, as well ...

It’s About Time We Considered Angel Investing!

The recently concluded EAVCA’s (East Africa Private & Venture Capital Association) conference was attended by global limited partners, local institutional investors, regulators and private equity investors to discuss and debate the opportunities driving the growth of investments in East Africa. Keynote speakers and panelists addressed the region’s deal landscape and examined the growth of Private Equity in the region over the past decade. The convening also hosted conversations on the state of ...

Jason Musyoka – Viktoria Business Angels Network

Jason Musyoka has joined the ViKtoria Ventures team to run the Viktoria Business Angel Network. In his role, he will interact with the business angel investors who are members in the network as well as those who are looking to sign up. He is also responsible for screening and analyzing startups that are looking for investments before pitches to angel investors, during the pitch and networking meetups. Prior to joining ...

VBAN Early Stage Investing Strategy

Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN) launched the 2018 Master Class series at the Nairobi Innovation Week which was held in Nairobi last week. The Master Class on Early Stage Investing Strategy taught by Stephen Gugu was held on 6th March and attended by 35 interested angel investors. The participants were able to explore on a personal level how much time they want to invest, the type of investment, the form ...

Why Attend Angel Investing Master Classes?

Angel Investing may conjure images of people in business suits with wings and halos to match. However, it is far less supernatural and quite within your reach. The term “angel” originated from the Broadway Theater when wealthy individuals gave money to propel theatrical productions. It was solidified as a term when used by a professor at the University of New Hampshire when he pioneered a study on how entrepreneurs raised ...