Digital Collective Africa
The Digital Collective Africa has been formed as a Non-Profit entity and is putting together a Council, whose role is to steer the governance of its actions towards fostering investment into African VC firms and tech entrepreneurs, particularly through the development of open-source resources (best practices, open data repository, research).
The council will be composed of about a dozen representatives from various parts of the continent.
Meet the Council
Chief Executive Officer| AVCA
Abi is currently the CEO of AVCA.
During her tenure as AVCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Abi played an integral role in driving the Association’s strategy, prioritizing knowledge exchange and digitization. She led the Association, strengthened focus on data and pioneering research, professional development support for private equity stakeholders, and strategic regional partnerships, all of which grew the membership to around 150 investors collectively managing US$1.5trn in assets.
Managing Director | Endeavor South Africa
Managing Director of Endeavor South Africa. Alison joined Endeavor in April 2019, bringing close to 20yrs of experience in Strategy & Business Development roles – understanding what it takes to establish new offices for both large multinationals & start-ups both in the international markets and the power of technology to transform business & society.
Founder & CEO | Methys
Distinct entrepreneurial and innovation track record in Africa. Founder of multiple ventures including Methys, an international Technology Innovation firm, the French South African Tech Labs, and multiple startups such as AfricArena, Power time, PayGenius, Energy Intelligence, etc.
Corporate Finance Analyst | EY
Daryn is experienced in creating and updating financial valuation models; generating investment reports and presentations; as well as researching financial markets, commodity markets, and company fundamentals. I have sourced potential investment opportunities ($50k - $500k ticket size), performed deal screens, and completed investment due diligence on investment opportunities in the African VC and impact investing industries
Chief Executive Officer| EAVCA
Champion for Africa's economic development.
Eva is passionate about private sector value creation from linking the Continent's businesses to financing opportunities. She also has a decade's experience in management consulting, investor relations, and strategic corporate positioning.
Africa Director |GrindStone XL
Director Country Manager for Plug and Play Tech Center (“PnP”) in South Africa. PnP is a Silicon Valley headquartered Venture Capital, Startup Business Development Accelerator, and Corporate Innovation platform with 35+ offices in 18 countries across 5 continents. She spent time working at its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California prior to returning to Johannesburg and is responsible for leading PnP’s operations in South Africa
Founder & General Partner | Future Africa
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is an entrepreneur in the public interest. He is passionate about partnering with missionary talent and capital to build an African future. He spent the last few years as the CEO of Flutterwave, a business building payments technology, and infrastructure to connect Africa to the global economy.
Khaled Ben Jilani
Senior Partner | AfricInvest
Senior Partner and a member of the ExCom of AfricInvest. He oversees the Innovation team and the financial sector team. Since joining AfricInvest in 2001, Khaled has been involved in the structuring, fundraising and management of 3 PE and VC investment funds and has overseen >30 investments across Africa in innovative companies and in financial institutions.
Innovation and Strategy | 500Startups
Mareme is the lead of Innovation and Strategy at 500 Startups. She was the head of international partnerships and relations at Draper University and a member of Draper University Ventures. She had a 3-year experience working previously as a program manager for Draper University, an intensive entrepreneurship program in Silicon Valley before endorsing her current position.
Vice-Chairperson | SiMODiSA
Founder & CEO of Furaha Afrika Holdings and also CO-FOUNDER OF SiMODiSA Association, South Africa’s digital home for entrepreneurs, a portal that aggregates information, opportunities, access to markets, access to funding, and access to resources and tools, to guide entrepreneurs from idea to scale
Head of Investments | Founders Factory
South African-born, globally trained, and pan-African-focused investor. Combining a decade of management consulting, investment banking, development finance, and business development skills across Africa and the UK to help grow the vibrant and inspiring entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa. Let’s collectively leverage our vast local talent and technology to promote local and scalable solutions to both African and global problems!
Tanya van Lill
Tanya is passionate about human and organizational development.
During her time as a learning and development specialist focusing on management and leadership development, Tanya gained valuable experience working with various companies across a wide range of sectors. She is also passionate about developing the private equity and venture capital sector in Southern Africa
CEO | WESGRO
Tim Harris is a South African politician, a former Democratic Alliance member of the National Assembly, and a Parliamentary Counsellor to Mmusi Maimane, the Leader of the Opposition. He served as Shadow Minister of Finance from 2012 to 2014 and was succeeded by Dion George.
Research and Data Analyst | AfricArena
Innovative and goal-driven Frontend Developer with a notable amount of experience in developing beautiful, responsive, and stable functional Websites and Web Apps which meet high standards of web design, user experience best practices, and excels in a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment.
Upgraded and now maintains the Digital collective Africa website and is the tech guy serving within the community.
Crosby Tashie Hunda
Research & Marketing Lead| AfricArena
6yrs experience within the tech-startup ecosystem space, assisting African tech-startups to scale their ventures. Motivated within macro-level challenges and accustomed to accepting change and responsibility, known for warmth, compassion, and dedication to his work.
Serves the community through delivering SEO, Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Social Media Strategies, Marketing, Communications, etc.