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


Keynote: The Africa of 2025

by Kojo Boakye - Head of Connectivity and Access Policy for Africa, Facebook


Blockchain and Crypto for Africa

Edward George – CNO – Kleos
Ted Lin – Chief Growth Officer – Binance
Elizabeth Rosiello – CEO and Founder – BitPesa
Tawanda Kembo – CEO – Golix
Bunmi Durowoju – Snr BD Manager – Microsoft



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 – Making Electric Power Systems Reliable
Elizabeth Nyeko – CEO of Modularity Grid

Pitch 2 – Last mile delivery logistics of chronic medication to vulnerable patients in low-income communities
Siraaj Adams – Iyesa Health – Founder and CEO


African Fintech Landscape

Selma Ribica – Venture Partner – AfricInvest
Omosalewa “O” Adeyemi – Global Partnerships – Flutterwave
Saad Sheikh – Principal TLG Capital
Richard Woodhull – Director – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Oluwatobi Otokiti – Product Manager -Andela


Keynote: Taking your business to the world with Facebook

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


Breakout Session: Tech For Good

Positive disruption – using mobile to address the health needs of the 21st century
Dr Precious Lunga – CEO & Co-Founder – Baobab Circle

Transforming healthcare in Africa through scaling start-ups
Roo Rogers – CEO – Founders Factory Africa

Leapfrogging healthcare through point of care tech-enabled diagnostics in Africa
Emilian Popa -Co-Founder – Ilara Health

Panel discussion
Ammin Youssouf – Co-founder Afrobytes (Chair)
Larry Madowo – Africa Business Editor – BBC
Dr. Precious Lunga – CEO & Co-Founder – Baobab Circle
Roo Rogers – CEO – Founders Factory Africa
Emilian Popa -Co-Founder – Ilara Health


Breakout Session: Women In Tech Rountable

Challenges & Opportunities
Anie Akpe – African Women In Tech
Oluwatobi Otokiti – Andela
Oyin Solebo – Movemeback
Emem Rita Usanga – Tech London Advocates Africa


Networking Break


Pitch Live

Pitch 3. Africlick – Networking & Dating for African & Caribbean Professionals
Dayo Akinrinade – Founder – Africlick


Venture Capital: Raising, Returns & Exits

Victor Basta – Magister Advisors
Marième Diop – Investment Manager – Orange Digital Ventures
Eline Blaauboer – Partner – Africa Tech Ventures
Christina Sass – Co-Founder and President – Andela
Tokunboh Ishmael – MD – Alitheia Capital
James Clark – Head of Tech & Lifesciences – London Stock Exchange


Scaling Up: Markets, Sectors & Opportunities

David van Djik – ABAN
Arthur Chupeau – The Baobab Network
Ido Sum – Partner – TLcom TIDE Africa
Kenza Lahlou – Outlierz Ventures
Erick Yong – GreenTec Capital
Tomi Davis – Lagos Angel Network / ABAN


Closing Remarks

by Andrew Fassnidge - Africa Tech Summit

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