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Global venture capitalist Kamran Elahian to keynote Angel Fair Africa in Maputo

Iranian-American serial entrepreneur and global venture capitalist Kamran Elahian is set to present the keynote speech for the sixth edition of Angel Fair Africa, which takes place on 29 and 30 November in Maputo, Mozambique.

Elahian, who is the co-founder and chairman of international early-stage tech venture capital Global Catalyst Partners, has been involved in founding over 10 hi-tech companies, including software firm CAE Systems which was acquired in 1981 by Tektronix for $75-million.

Angel Fair Africa aims to brings together accelerators, incubators, emerging businesses and investors from across the continent.

Since the first edition of the conference in Johannesburg in 2013, Angel Fair Africa claims it has helped catalyse about $23-million worth in investments in startups in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The conference has previously been hosted in Lagos, Ghana , Nairobi and Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.

Since its first edition in 2013, Angel Fair Africa claims it has catalysed about $23-million worth of deals in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Elahian will give the keynote at the event alongside Mozambican investor Daniel David who is the chairman and CEO of DHD Holding and the SOICO Group.

A number of investors are expected to attend the conference. These include members of Angel Africa List, Mozambican Business Angels Association, Jozi Angels, Associação Portuguesa de Business Angels, Tanzania Angel Investor Network, Tanzania Venture Capital Network, New Generation Angels, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and Angel Capital Association.

In a statement on Medium last week, Elahian said he was excited to be speaking at Angel Fair Africa as he believes in the potential of Africa to unleash “some of the most amazing” tech companies of the 21st century.