People

PULE TAUKOBONG

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Select board roles (current/past): Andela, Yoco, SweepSouth, Arifu and Baobab.

Previously founded Africa Angels Network. Prior roles at Investec, Standard Bank and Accenture.

Kauffman Fellow, N. Dip Information Technology in Development Software and Information Systems from The Durban University of Technology.

PARDON MAKUMBE

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Select board roles (current/past): Flutterwave, Rensource, SafeBoda, FlexClub, Flow and Smile Identity.

Previously at EL Rothschild, Temasek Holdings, Emerging Capital Partners and Bain & Company.

MBA from The Wharton School (Palmer Scholar); BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

ROBEL CHIAPPINI

Investment Professional

Prior investment roles at Emerging Capital Partners in Kenya and Cerberus Frontier / SGI Frontier Capital in Ethiopia.

Previous investment banking roles at Raymond James (Tech M&A) and Delancey Street Partners.

MBA from The Wharton School; BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.

LUKE HENKEMAN

Venture Partner

Renowned South African Angel Investor.

Previous analyst and portfolio manager at Coronation Fund Managers ($40bn AUM).

Post-graduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation at Oxford; BSc in Economics from the University of Cape Town.

CATALIN VOSS

Venture Partner

Serial Entrepreneur and expert in Machine Vision and Artificial Intelligence.

Cofounder and CTO at Trustle. Prior ventures sold to Mastercard and Toyota.

BSc, MSc and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University (dropout).

JOSIAH MUGAMBI

Ecosystem Partner

Senior executive roles at iHub (East Africa’s foremost tech incubator).

Previous engineering roles at Huawei and Nokia Siemens Networks.

MBA from US International University; BSc in Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University.