Biola Alabi

General Partner at Acasia Ventures

Biola Alabi is a General Partner at Acasia Ventures, a VC fund with offices in Cairo, Lagos, and Dubai supporting early-stage technology start-ups across Africa. She's also an angel investor, advisor, and board member for African tech and media companies. Founder of Grooming for Greatness (G4G), a mentorship program, and Biola Alabi Media, a pan-African media firm collaborating with global entities in the TMT sector. She is an accomplished executive producer who spans books, Netflix/Amazon films, and shows like "Big Brother Africa".  As Managing Director of M-Net Africa, Biola transformed the continent's broadcasting and film industry, launching seven Africa Magic channels and the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards, widely regarded as the "African Oscars."

Biola graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Public and Community Health degree and has completed executive education programs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Yale University's Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, and Said Business School, University of Oxford. Biola Alabi is a Non-Executive Director at Unilever (Nigeria) and a member of the Audit Committee, Monty Mobile, a global telecommunications company headquartered in London, and the Chairwoman of Big Cabal Media.

10:55 - 11:35

Day 1

Panel: The African VC Opportunity

Startup + VC Festival | Main Stage

A look at the current state of the VC landscape and what changes are occurring.