AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Alysia Silberg 2020 Speaker
Street Global Venture Capital
Alysia Silberg has created a career defined by recognized excellence in applied mathematics, statistics and data science; global entrepreneurship; investing; technology; bridging the developing and developed worlds; and leadership in education on a global scale and advocating for others, especially women and people from diverse and underprivileged backgrounds.
She is a multi-industry, self-made entrepreneur, statistician & data scientist. She co-founded data marketing company, Digital by Design, voice data analytics company, Acceleforce, and co-designed the product and technology platform for Xexec, a multi-million user global employee benefits software platform. As a fully qualified actuary, derivatives market specialist, wealth manager and alternative asset specialist, Alysia is extremely comfortable and experienced in all areas of investment management and governance.
Today, Alysia is a seed stage technology investor working across geographies with startups addressing global challenges via beneficial artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, business automation, financial technology, health technology, life sciences, robotics and secure infrastructure.
Through her roles as a UN Women Empower Women Global Champion for Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship; a multiple international award winning entrepreneur, inspiring role model and businesswoman of the year; educational media entrepreneur & innovator and social advocate in the realms of technology entrepreneurship, startup investing, diversity, global cooperation and women’s empowerment, Alysia has been referred to as one of the greatest visionaries and change makers working today.
Alysia is also recognized as a prominent, emerging public leader advising European, African and Emerging Markets governments on startup ecosystem development, accessing leading-edge technology for economic development, inclusive and diversified entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment and trade at the highest levels.
Alysia’s global network includes many of the most prominent people in business, culture, finance, government, science, technology and venture capital. She leverages this network to advance entrepreneurship and economic development on a global scale and to provide suggestions on policy direction to governments, development organizations and NGOs.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce and a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. Through her roles as an UN Women Empower Women Global Champion, Tech Leaders Diversity Leader of the Year 2017, UK #MicroBizMattersDay Ambassador, IGD Jennifer Potter Emerging Leaders Fellow, TechUK STEM Ambassador, Inspiring Woman in Tech UK Winner, SA-UK Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year 2018 and COCREATESA #InspiringFifty Most Inspiring Women in STEM South Africa 2018, Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2019 and YAHOO! Finance Top 100 Executive Role Models Heroes List 2019.
Alysia’s Inspiring Ted Talk:
- Networking Session: Meet Africa’s Leading Venture Capital and Early Stage Investors
TUESDAY 5TH MAY 2020 2:00 pm ROOM 1