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GFA Attract Series (VC Edition): Interview With Jonathan Bernam (Africa invasion)

https://youtu.be/45pDfgyaHAY In this episode of GFA-Attract (VC Edition) we discuss with Jonathan Berman, Managing Partner of African Innovation Partners (AIP), a venture capital/asset management company with $500m in assets under management. AIP invests in early stage technology companies focused on emerging markets and is a member of the US Council on Foreign Affairs. In this interview, you will learn about:     * How Jonathan, an American, found himself in remote parts of Equatorial Guinea    * How Nigeria changed Jonathan's view on Africa    * Why African stories aren't told in the global community    * Importance of developing a counter-narrative about Africa contrary to the "happy animals, depressed people" story    * Jonathan's book, Success in...

Profile: Jonathan Bernam

Jonathan Brenam is the managing Director of Africa invasion partner (AIP) which invest in early stage technology companies focused on emerging markets. He serves on the board of directors, Asoko insight and information services companies delivering superior data and analytics on African co-operations to customers worldwide and,He also serves on the board of invest Africa, the membership organization of investors in Africa.He is the author of the book “Success in Africa” which President Bill Clinton calls timely and important, the coke CEO Nevil Estelle described as a great book and mark mobius descried as dynamite. His views appear in the wall street journal, the New York times,...

Profile: Rob Eloff

South African born Rob Eloff has spent his career investing, living and working in developing markets. Prior to co-founding Lateral Capital he was a Venture Partner with Conversion Capital and established Frontier Dawn Partners, an evergreen vehicle for capital deployment to early stage, technology enabled founding teams in sub-Saharan Africa. Rob started his career in capital markets at JP Morgan, Johannesburg, became an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and Investment Director at ACI. He spent ten years based in Johannesburg, Moscow and London transitioning across hedge fund coverage and private equity buyout advisory in markets including sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Rob holds...

GFA Attract Series (VC Edition): Interview With Rob Eloff, Lateral Capital

In this episode of GFA-Attract, Debo discussed with South African born Rob Eloff the co-Founder&managing partner at Lateral Capital, a mission driven venture fund investing in early stage opportunities in Sub-saharan Africa to bridge the gap between capital and opportunities. https://youtu.be/yMF8WBnSPTc In this episode, you will learn about: Whether private Equity and Venture capital are right for Africa.The answer to the big debate about diversity and opportunities in AfricaHow to understand the rules of the game and, be able to translate them to the local environments.How investor bias is preventing investors from interpreting the market properly and becoming successful.The story behind how Lateral capital was formed.Why Private Equity...

GFA Attract Series (Entrepreneur’s Edition) Interview With The Demuren twins

In thIs episode of GFA Attract, we interview Lola and Layo, London based twin sisters who run London a fashion startup Let'sDressYouUp'. https://youtu.be/WDDkcia6Vxk Listen to them talk about: role of technology on being able to scale globallyfinding funding for fashion startupsimportance of networkingthe biggest challenges being black and female in the business worldSo much more! Check out Lola and Layo's professional bio here GetFundedAfrica’s mission is to uplift people and economies in Africa through entrepreneurship; helping companies find funding, grow, create jobs and solve society’s greatest challenges Follow Us ...

GFA Attract VC Edition: Interview With Kennedy Mubita SC Ventures

In this episode of GFA-Attract, we discuss with Kennedy Mubita, Nairobi based Venture Capital Lead for Africa & Middle east at SC Ventures, the venture capital arm of Standard Chartered Bank. SC Ventures is a $100 million fund focused on FinTech investments. https://youtu.be/DJoNzyjZfeY In this episode,  you will learn about: How Kennedy transited from a degree in Mining to leading SC Ventures in Africa and the Middle EastHis journey from Zambia to the entire African continentOpportunities seen by Kennedy in blockchainKennedy's thoughts on how Standard Chartered is rethinking innovationThe challenges faced by banks and why they usually have to turn down good ideasImportance of anti-money laundering regulations to...

GFA Attract Episode 6: Interview with Yassine Oussaifi, Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group

https://youtu.be/aVP5khw6ZXQ In this episode of GFA-Attract, GetFundedAfrica's Co-Founder, Debo Omololu discusses with Yassine Oussaifi, a Tunis-based Venture Capital Partner at AfricInvest Group. AfricInvest has $1.5 billion in funds under management and is one of Africa's largest venture capital firms. Yassine loves water sports and basketball and tries to relax at beach locations. In this episode,  you will learn: How Africinvest's size allows it to be one of a handful of African venture capital firms that invests in Europe & North America for the benefit of Africa.Yassine's view on the importance of innovation and why AfricInvest set up its innovation FundYassine's view of the increasing investment in African venture entrepreneurs which...

Profile: Yassine Oussaifi

Yassine Oussaifi is a Partner within AfricInvest Innovation Fund and a seasoned end to end early stage investor. Yassine has led several transactions in the venture space for early stage tech enabled companies operating in different sectors and different regions on the African continent. Since joining AfricInvest in 2012, Yassine was first in charge of an early stage and Small-Cap Fund fully deployed in a diversity of sectors, then he worked on several investments in the financial sector space in North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Yassine is an Engineer, graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in France and holds an MBA...

Profile: Dr. May Ikeora

Dr May Ikeora is an academic researcher, an ex-beauty queen cum entrepreneur. Her professional career spans working across Africa and Europe at various levels. She is a specialist in Human Rights, Gender and Peacebuilding, consulting for organisations such as the United Nations, African Union and the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Institute. She gained a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Hull, U.K, and has received numerous awards with regards to her work within the African diaspora communities in the UK. As an entrepreneur, Dr. May founded an organic & natural cosmetics company called L’Avyanna Skin Naturals, which is based in the UK and Nigeria. She possesses...

GFA Attract Segment Episode 5: Interview with Dr. May Ikeora

https://youtu.be/Yq3_31lqojc In this episode of GFA Attract, Nichole discusses with Dr. May Ikeora, an Academic Author, Ex-Beauty Queen, Independent Consultant (Gender & Human Rights) and currently CEO - L’Avyanna UK. L’Avyanna products are traded in the United Kingdom, Italy, the U.S.A and other various countries. Dr. May is also highly active in empowering and advocating for the rights of girls through her Raising Girls Project. She achieved these whilst also managing the Miss Nigeria Organisation (est. 1957). In this episode,  you will learn: How to utilise any platform or situation in life to launch a professional and business careerTurning your strength in any interest or vocation, into a...

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