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THE IMPACT OF TECH STARTUPS ON AFRICAN ECONOMIES About Maya Horgan-FamoduMaya is committed to ensuring brilliant people, wherever they are located, have access to the resources they need to build wildly scalable businesses.Maya is a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, and Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur. She founded Ingressive Capital, a $10 Million venture fund focused on early stage African tech; Ingressive for Good, a nonprofit providing micro-scholarships, technical skills training, and talent placement; as well as Ingressive, an advisory firm providing market entry / market ops services and tech research for corporates and investors.Ingressive Capital portfolio companies include Paystack, Tizeti, Ogavenue, Jetstream, 54gene, and OZÉ among many others.Ingressive LLC has worked with over 50 venture firms and tech companies seeking to enter and operate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Past clients include Y Combinator, 500 Startups, New Relic, USAID, GitHub, and Techstars--to name a few. Clients have made over 30 investments into Africa-based tech, and several have started numerous joint ventures through Ingressive market entry services.Their annual conference, Tech Meets Entertainment Summit, is an invite-only convening of top influencers across West Africa with innovative tech solutions to achieve mutually beneficial partnerships where entertainers can monetize their fan bases, and tech companies can directly access millions of potential users.Maya attended Pomona College after completing the Cornell University Prelaw Program, and worked within the banking sector for JPMorgan Chase. Before starting Ingressive, Maya conducted emerging market economic research in Southern Africa and LatAm, taking students with her to explore keys to sustainable economic development. She also worked in private equity research, consulting with businesses looking to enter the West African market.In her spare time, Maya loves to exercise, ride her motorcycle, and travel. She also dances, choreographs, and contributes to the Huffington Post.

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  • November 30, 2020 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM Ended
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