Rob is a partner of HAVAÍC, a pan-African venture capital firm based in Cape Town. HAVAÍC invests in early-stage, African-born tech companies across a variety of sectors.
Over a career spanning 20 years, Rob’s inquisitive and determined nature has earned him experience across a variety of disciplines, sectors, and activities in academia, business, and sport. During that time, he has worked and lived in Africa, the USA, and the UK as an executive, business founder, CA, and advisor at blue-chips, NGOs, PE businesses, and startups.
At HAVAÍC, Rob’s operational expertise, multi-sectoral knowledge and financial acumen benefit the company’s 17-strong portfolio of companies that serve a combined 5 million customers in over 180 countries across the globe. He has a current focus on micropayments, consumer trend identification, communications, marketplaces, financial inclusion, and the technologies that surround those specialities.
Rob holds a B.Bus.Sci (Finance Honours) and an M.Com from UCT. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) with Deloitte in Cape Town.