Stephen Gugu is a finance professional with over 15 years extensive experience in project and corporate finance. He is a founder and principal at InVhestia Africa Limited a financial advisory firm based in Kenya and working with entrepreneurs, investors, governments and development finance institutions across Africa. Under InVhestia he has handled numerous assignments in financial advisory including fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, financial modelling build, audit and training.
Stephen is also a co-founder and Director at ViKtoria Ventures the manager of Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN) a sector agnostic angel network out of Kenya focused on commercially viable early stage investments from East Africa which are post traction. Through VBAN and Viktoria Stephen has made several investments and assisted angel investors in Kenya access and make investments. He has consulted widely for early-stage innovative businesses training over 400 entrepreneurs, carried out valuations and assisted them in fundraising and deal structuring.
He is a Venture partner with Consonance Investment Managers a focused early-stage and growth investing platform that helps entrepreneurs build leading companies across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Stephen is an adjunct faculty member in Entrepreneurial Finance at Strathmore Business School. He has been teaching finance and entrepreneurship related courses for the past 10 years. In this capacity Stephen acts as the academic director for the private equity and venture capital program in the business school.
His education background consists of an MBA from Vlerick Business School in Belgium (Under the Kofi Annan Fellow Scholarship) (2011) an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and several professional courses in Finance and Accounting
During his spare time he enjoys travelling and interacting with different world cultures. He maintains that to travel is not only to discover but most importantly to learn!