E6: Iyin Aboyeji - From Building Y-Combinator's Most Valuable African Startup to Pioneering "Rolling" VC Funds In Africa
Putting Capital In The Hands of Innovators
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On this 6th Episode of Venture The World we have Iyin Aboyeji or as some people call him "E". He's one of the top founders throughout Africa, having co-founded two companies, Flutterwave (Y-combinator's most valuable African startup) & Andela now valued over $100M a piece! We begin our conversation in the halls of University of Waterloo, where Iyin started and he details how he identifies co-founders, pitches top Silicon Valley investors, and is now building the next big thing with Future Africa Fund, investing in Africa, it's game changing companies building the better future for the world. If you are looking for a breakdown of what a "Rolling" Fund is or want to learn the nuts and bolts of raising capital or tap into the business lessons Iyin has to offer - you are in luck because this episode was made for you.
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Next week, #VTWAfrica episode 7 we sit down with Barbara Iyayi, partner at Unicorn Growth Capital to take an up close look at SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) in Africa & the opportunity for growth capital in African startups. As a scion of a great African banking family, we cover the start of her career as an investment banker at JP Morgan in NYC to being founding member on Atlas Mara, Africa’s first SPAC which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and her unique experience structuring a landmark portfolio of banking companies across Africa to the launch of Unicorn Growth Capital.