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Women in Angel Investing is part of a global movement to increase women’s participation in Angel Investing as an asset class. Led by a highly experienced group of local and international investors, this event is for women only and will introduce participants to the exciting world of Angel Investing and building a diverse investment portfolio.


  • Be introduced to the concepts of Angel Investing
  • Learn about the investment process
  • Understand the post-investment process and time commitment
  • Be informed about tax incentives for South African investors (Section 12J of the Income Tax Act) (James Maule from PWC will unpack the latest tax developments relevant for Angel Investors)
  • Network with like-minded and experienced women

Be inspired for all the right reasons. Angel Investing allows you to invest into early-stage businesses that have the potential to be the next big thing. You can begin building your investment portfolio with a modest amount and own shares in the businesses. This means you’ll share in the success if there is a buyout from later stage investors or an IPO (Initial Public Offering). Occasionally, this can happen quickly, but generally these are long term investments.

Business Angel investing is relatively new in South Africa. Be one of the pioneers—join an exclusive, like-minded group, take charge of your investment portfolio and help talented entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Book your tickets here:

Johannesburg Event – 16 May 2017: Book here
Cape Town Event       – 18 May 2017: Book here


Women in Angel Investing


Confirmed Speakers

Nanci Govinder – Deal Lead (Switzerland) for Rising Tide Europe

Nanci Govinder is the Head Coach for the Commission for Technology and Innovation, Switzerland, supporting innovation coaches and high-tech startup companies in the French region. She is also an experienced Business Angel investor and Deal Lead (Switzerland) for Rising Tide Europe, a business angel network of 90 women from 25 countries.

Andrea Bohmert – Partner, Knife Capital

Andrea is a Partner at Knife Capital, an investment management and advisory company. Investments are made via a Section 12J VCC, KNF Ventures. Before joining Knife Capital Andrea was Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa. Passionate about entrepreneurship and thriving on seeing companies grow, Andrea is and has been actively involved in numerous initiatives aiming to accelerate the African entrepreneurial ecosystem such as co-founding AngelHub, South Africa’s first Angel Network, the Bandwidth Barn, as Endeavor VentureCorps member or as an Angel Investor with the Google Umbono Program.

In 2013 Knife Capital launched its own Growth Accelerator, Grindstone, a later-stage business accelerator in Cape Town to assist entrepreneurs to solve the problems common to scale-ups. She has been a mentor and judge in numerous initiatives such as Seedcamp, IBM SmartCamp in Silicon Valley, Barcelona and Cape Town and the Global Innovation Competition in Barcelona and is a regular speaker on investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Chris Rolfe – CEO, Go Beyond Investing

Christopher Rolfe is CEO of Go Beyond Investing, a FinTech company transforming angel investing into a new scalable asset class for small and large, novice to experienced investors. Go Beyond offers a unique deal platform, portfolio tools, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services, training and certified deal leaders. Previously Chris was CEO of Mobilitrix, an early stage technology company and prior to that was CEO of Virgin Active South Africa. Chris has

Women in Angel Investing is brought to you by the South African Business Angel Network (SABAN), SA Innovation Summit and Go Beyond. In partnership with the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Newtown Partners, VC4A, Entrepreneur Traction, Startup Grind, Silicon Cape and SiMODiSA.

a bachelors degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University, and has been a long serving member of the Young Presidents Organization.



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