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Ruby Nimkar
Ruby Nimkar Principal GreenHouse Capital Surabhi (Ruby) Nimkar is a Principal at GreenHouse Capital, a Nigeria-based early-stage investor focused on the Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA regions. Ruby is primarily focused on Fintech and Enterprise Software, and is actively involved in GHC’s investment decisioning, having backed market champions such as Flutterwave, Helium Health, Migo, NowMoney, Indicina...
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Peter Njonjo
Peter Njonjo Co-Founder & Group CEO, Twiga Foods Peter Njonjo is Co-Founder and Group CEO of Twiga Foods, a B2B e-commerce company that focuses on food and grocery in the informal retail. Twiga currently employs 1,000 people and has 100,000 customers, delivering to about 10,000 every day. The Company was voted as the 35th Most...
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Fope Adelowo
Fope Adelowo Senior VP, Investment Team Helios Fope Adelowo is Senior Vice President, Investment Team at Helios.  Ms Adelowo has 11 years of relevant professional experience. Prior to joining Helios in April 2014, she was a Fellow in the Principal Investment Group at Cardinal Stone Partners in Lagos and served in several roles in the...
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Amadou Daffe
Amadou Daffe CEO Gebeya Amadou Daffe is the CEO and Co-founder of Gebeya, Inc. a Pan-African online talent Marketplace that identifies the Best of African Talent, and matches them with cutting-edge projects from selective customers. Corporations and SMBs in industries like telecommunications and transportation rely on Gebeya to be a one-stop shop for talent capable...
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Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin Chief Innovation Officer UNDP Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is Chief Innovation Officer within UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa taking the lead in launching timbuktoo, a revolutionary private-public Youth Start-up Innovation Financing Facility for Africa.  Eleni was founder and chief executive of blueMoon, Ethiopia’s top incubator and early-stage startup investor, as well as founder...
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Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Emmanuel Lubanzadio Head of Public Policy, Sub-Saharan Africa Twitter Emmanuel Lubanzadio is Head of Public Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa on Twitter's Public Policy EMEA Team in Dublin. Twitter Public Policy focuses on policy issues posed by the continuing spread of digital technology and web-based communications services around the world. These issues range from freedom of...
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Amjad-Badr Shwehdy
Amjad-Badr Shwehdy Specialist ICT for Development and Social Innovation Amjad-Badr, a social entrepreneur from Libya, works on ICT for Development and Social Innovation, passionate about technology and its applications, advocates for digital transformation and good governance
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Hugo Obi
Hugo Obi Founder Maliyo Hugo Obi is the founder of Maliyo; a design studio known for developing African-inspired games for mobile devices. He is a pioneer in his field, having created gaming classics like Mosquito Smasher, Okada Rider, Aboki Run, and Whot King. In 2012, Hugo identified a gap in the gaming industry and stepped...
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Deepankar Rustagi
Deepankar Rustagi
Deepankar Rustagi Co-founder Omnibiz Africa Deepankar Rustagi is the Co-founder of Omnibiz Africa (Mplify Limited). He is a well-experienced Business Planning professional with a degree in Business Innovation & Growth from Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Stanford SEED - Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies). He is an experienced founder with a demonstrated history...
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Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin
Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin Founder & Chief Executive blueMoon   Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is founder and chief executive of blueMoon, Ethiopia’s top incubator and early-stage startup investor, as well as founder and chair of Ethiopia’s first co-working space company, blueSpace.  Prior to this, between 2006 and 2012, she conceived, designed, and ran the highly acclaimed Ethiopia...
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