Ido Sum

Ido Sum is a Partner with board seats including mobile and internet companies in Europe, Israel and Africa. Ido proactively mentors African start-ups in association with local incubators. He co-operates with the Stanford SEED initiative in West Africa.

Prior to TLcom, Ido was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Airlines WiMAX Communication, an East Africa based mobile broadband operator. Prior to founding Airlines, Ido led a consulting business focused on web start-ups and web-incubators in Israel. He also worked as Business Development Manager at TMT – Israel’s largest interactive television company. During his studies, Ido interned at Qualcomm, focusing on its emerging markets strategy looking at Africa and the Middle East. He is a Lieutenant (res.) in the IDF intelligence corps.

Ido has been involved in social entrepreneurship for over 15 years, founding 3 NGOs, the largest of which is NOVA, Israel’s largest strategic consulting service in the social space, which he Co-Chairs. He won the GSVC (Global Social Venture Competition) with the re:Moition team in 2010 – with a unique solution for prostatic legs in developing economies. Ido co-operates with the Stanford SEED initiative in West and East Africa as well as several other incubators and accelerators across the continent. Ido holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.


Registration and Networking


Opening Remarks

by Neanda Salvaterra - WSJ



by Facebook


Blockchain and Crypto for Africa

Edward George – Independent Consultant (Chair)
Ted Lin – Chief Growth Officer – Binance
Elizabeth Rosiello – CEO and Founder – BitPesa
Tawanda Kembo – CEO – Golix


Beyond Ride Hailing!

by Karanvir Singh - Yegomoto


Networking Break


Pitch Live

Pitch Live provides a platform for ventures to showcase their services, look for new partners, or seek funding.

Pitch 1 – Modularity Grid – Making Electric Power Systems Reliable
Pitch 2 – Talents in Arica – The Future of Work in Africa


African Fintech Landscape

Selma Ribica – Venture Partner – AfricInvest
Omosalewa “O” Adeyemi – Global Partnerships – Flutterwave
Saad Sheikh – Principal TLG Capital
Simeon Ononobi – CEO – ThankUCash
Richard Woodhull – Director – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)



by Catalina Ionescu, Client Partner at Facebook - Africa


The New Wave: Mobile Financial Services, Credit & Data For African Consumers

Maria Keshinro Rotilu – GM West Africa – Branch
Katlego Maphai – CEO – Yoco
Christos Tomaras – CFO – JUMO
Chijioke Dozie – CEO – OneFi/Carbon
Tunde Kehinde – Co-founder – Lidya


Networking Lunch


Breakout Session: Africa Investors Roundtable, hosted by Facebook

By invitation only


Networking Break


Pitch Live

Pitch Live provides a platform for ventures to showcase their services, look for new partners, or seek funding

Pitch 4. Africlick – Networking & Dating for African & Caribbean Professionals
Pitch 5. Swiftly – The Future of Money


Venture Capital: Raising, Returns & Exits

Chair: Victor Basta – Magister Advisors
Eline Blaauboer – Partner – Africa Tech Ventures
Tokunboh Ishmael – MD – Alitheia Capital
James Clark – Head of Tech & Lifesciences – London Stock Exchange
Ido Sum – Partner – TLcom TIDE Africa
Christina Sass – Co-Founder and President – Andela


Scaling Up: Markets, Sectors & Opportunities

David van Djik – ABAN
Kenza Lahlou – Outlierz Ventures
Erick Yong – GreenTec Capital
Tomi Davis – Lagos Angel Network / ABAN
Arthur Chupeau – The Baobab Network


Closing Remarks

by Andrew Fassnidge - Africa Tech Summit

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