In this episode we talk with Aaron Fu, investor, mentor, and ambassador for startups and innovation in Africa. Aaron is currently involved in the Catalyst Fund and Impact Ventures. He’s also the Co-Founder of Venture for Africa and a Founding Partner of the Young Entrepreneurs Fund.
During this 30-minute talk you will hear more about the joys and difficulties of investing in startups, Aaron’s first trip to Africa, his recently launched Fellowship programs, and getting outside of your comfort zone.
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More on Aaron
Aaron’s energy comes from building, scaling and investing in technology products in corporate and startup environments. He has co-founded both B2B & B2C businesses, in Africa – he has led seed stage equity investments in 20+ startups (totalling $2m+), driven the exit of 3 startups in Africa, he also sits on the board of of startups ranging from AgriTech to Transport and has worked with 100s through partners like Visa, MTN, Airbus, Société Générale and the World Bank.
Prior to the Catalyst Fund – which backs transformative inclusive fintech startups across Africa, Asia and LATAM, he was the Managing Director of MEST, Africa’s Largest Pre-Seed Incubator, and Managing Partner for Africa at Nest.vc, a Hong Kong based fund, which he joined after a career in financial services.
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Host: Tim Metz — Marketing Director KaiOS
Recording date: 22nd of May 2020