Ethiopia Gets Local Angel Investors

September 27 , 2020


Ethiopia Gets Local Angel Investors

Addis Abeba Angels Network, the first local angel investors group, has entered the scene to invest in high-risk ventures to build an ecosystem of start-ups. The Network is founded by Shem Asfaw, an investor operating in Canada, Ethiopia and Kenya; Addis Alemayehou, chairperson of  Kazana Group; and Henok Assefa, founder of Precise Consult. Adam Abate, CEO of Paga Ethiopia, Joseph Kibur, founder and CEO of Yaya Investments, and Levi Girma, cofounder at Nest Ventures, are also members. The new angel investors have completed the first investment in Across Express, a tech start-up that aspires to change the transport and logistics sector using technology. The company provides delivery services through designated drivers. It also plans to modernise the freight booking and fulfilment procedures for mid and long-distance trucks.


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