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Ian Lessem


Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, Ian’s passion for building businesses runs in his genes. This, coupled with over a decade of pan-African investment banking experience across a myriad of infrastructure and real estate projects, corporates, financial institutions and sovereigns, makes him perfectly placed to invest and advise early stage high growth businesses. Ian has a special talent for raising capital and is an expert at strategically aligning businesses for growth, investment and exit.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Investing in African tech start-ups: the why, how and where?


Speakers at this event