Africa startups, investors to connect at London tech summit today

The third Africa Tech Summit London — which aims to connect the African tech startups with European investors is set to kick off today.

The annual summit will feature a line up of over 25 expert speakers, including representatives from Thomson Reuters, London Stock Exchange Group, MTN, Ecobank and the British parliament.

Tech investors from Cairo Angels, Ventures Platform, UpRise Africa, Echo VC, AHL Venture Partners, Draper Dark Flow, and TPG Africa will also be at the summit.

In an earlier statement, Africa Tech Summit London founder Andrew Fassnidge said the London gathering “continues to build a bridge between the African tech industry, global investors, media and corporates”.

Africa Tech Summit London will feature a line-up of over 25 experts representing policy makers, media, tech investors and tech entrepreneurs

“The event also provides a platform for African ventures looking to expand outside of Africa into other international markets,” added Fassnidge.

This year’s summit also features an innovation showcase, in addition to six panel discussions. Topics range from: women in tech, the role of policy makers in building an inclusive tech ecosystem in Africa, blockchain, investing in African tech and how the African tech ecosystem is building a new digital commerce model.

Africa Tech Summit London comes months after Africa Tech Summit Kigali which saw over 350 delegates from 29 countries converge in the Rwandan capital.

Read more: Two-day Africa Tech Summit now under-away in Kigali
Read more: Ventureburn’s key takeaways from Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

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