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Venture Capital Africa – Virtual Event
July 29, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
VCA HOT TOPICS DEBATE
Investors in Africa closed 8x more VC deals than PE in 2020.
Is the African VC story oversold?
This virtual event delves deep into the data behind recent trends and complements premium editorial coverage by the Venture Capital Africa Team.
This is a FREE industry event.
13.30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
13.45 Returns Panel Discussion
Venture Capital investors closed 8x more deals in Africa than Private Equity Investors. Is the market getting overheated? What kind of returns are dealers expecting? How are investors structuring VC deals to achieve strong returns? How does the exit timeline compare to traditional PE deals? What are the strategies for building unicorns? How are investors using venture debt? Is this a good time to be raising a venture capital fund? What are investors practically doing to build deal value, and how does this differ from PE deals? What has Flutterwave done right?
14.35 Data Presentation
What are the key trends being seen in the VC space? Who have been the key investors? What are the key deals to watch out for in this space?
14.55 Risks Panel Discussion
Investing in the VC space has hit record highs, with dealers closing 225 deals in 2020. Is a bubble being created in this space? Which sub sectors and regions are offering the best risk-reward options? What are the biggest risks of investing in this space, and how are they being managed? How is the recent spike in capital interest affecting valuations? How are investors avoiding challenges, such as those faced by Jumia’s initial IPO struggles? How are investors dealing with challenges such as the recent Interswitch downgrade, on cyber-security concerns? How much due diligence is being done to avoid situations such as WeWorks in the US? Are ESGs in VC deals achievable to the same degree as PE?
15.45 Closing Remarks