Top Women in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem

We would like to highlight some founders of tech-enabled venture growth businesses as well as some of the investors, who are all building/ have built incredible businesses.

The Founders & Their Companies

Aisha Pandor CEO – SweepSouth a scale-up dupped the uber of home services

Nneile Nkholise CEO – 3DIMO a drone imagery startup focused on animal health.

Mandisa Mjamba CTO – Stulo a new on-demand grocery delivery start-up operating in Johannesburg & Capetown.

Zulé Vuuren CEO – Locumbase a locum booking platform for medical professionals.

Alexander Claire Procter CEO – Digsconnect a marketplace for student accommodation.

Annette Muller CEO – Flexyforce an automation tool for freelancer procurement & management.

Tebogo Mokwena CTO – Akiba digital a finance data aggregator that helps to model user behaviour for financial institutions.

Lethabo Motsoaledi CTO – Voyc.ai an AI software to monitor & improve call centre quality assurance & agent performance.

Jaclyn Prior COO – JaSure an on-demand insurer for gadgets.

Sumarie Greybe Co-founder – Naked Insurance an online car, home & household contents insurer.

Tlalane Ntuli COO – Yalu a credit life & debt insurer.

Sam Beckbessinger CPO – Lettuce Money an app for tracking your investments.

Arlene Mulder Founder – WeThinkCode a software developer training company.

Rapelang Rabana Founder – Rekindle Learning a results-driven edtech company.

Nicky Swartz CEO & Lorna Mclaren COO – Spoon Money a digital stokvel for micro-entrepreneurs.

Tabassum Qadir CEO – Uprise.Africa an equity crowdfunding platform.

Megan Faure – Playsense.org an online ECD platform.

and many more…

The Investors

Polo Letaka Founder – IDF Capital & I’M IN Accelerator.

Monica Brand Engel Co-founder & Partner – Quona Capital a Washington DC-based venture capital firm focused on FinTech in Africa (investors in Yoco, Lulalend & Zoona).

Tanya van Lill CEO – SAVCA (South African Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)

Janine Basel CEO – Akro Capital a R100 million fund focused on early-stage startups.

Andrea Böhmert Co-Managing Partner – Knife Capital a growth equity fund focused on deep tech.

Lebo Mokgabudi Country Manager SA – BFA Catalyst Fund a global fintech accelerator.

Sarah Dusek Co-founder & General Partner – Enygma Ventures a US-based venture capital firm that runs a R100 million fund focused on women in the SADC region.

Khomotso Grace Legodi Country Manager – Plug & Play a global corporate innovation VC firm.

Take care.

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