Yele Bademosi is the Founder & Managing Partner of Microtraction — an angel fund based out of Lagos, Nigeria. We invest in Africa’s most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stages of their venture and help them build legendary companies. Microtraction launched in July 2017 and is backed by African and Global investors including Michael Seibel (CEO of YC). Till date we have invested in 8 companies and reviewed ~800 companies from across the continent.
Prior to Microtraction, Yele was the General Manager and Employee #1 at Starta, a resource platform & community for African Entrepreneurs. The company reached 24,000+ subscribers in 8 months and was acquired by Potential Group in 2016.
Yele studied medicine at King’s College London before opting out to focus on technology entrepreneurship. He spent a year learning iOS Development & UX/UI design later founding Purple, a social app for university students in the U.K. After Purple, Yele led product design at Rocko Labs, a product development studio and shipped products like Postnote & Clink