AVCA 2020 Focus Series - Venture Capital in Africa: What has Changed with COVID-19

Gain insights from leading venture capitalists as they examine how COVID-19 has impacted Africa's venture capital industry. 


  • Wale Ayeni, Head, Africa Venture Capital Investing, IFC
  • Khaled Ben Jilani, Senior Partner, AfricInvest
  • Maurizio Caio, Founder & Managing Partner, TLcom Capital
  • Nnena Nkongho, Principal, DiGAME
  • Lisa Thomas, Founder & Managing Director, Samata Capita

This session also included a presentation on AVCA's inaugural venture capital in Africa report, presented by Alexia Alexandropoulou, Research Manager, AVCA.

This session was moderated by Christophe Viarnaud, Chief Executive Officer, AfricArena.


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