Global experience matched with local knowledge
DFS Lab Team
Dan KleinbaumEntrepreneur in Residence
Alina KaiserCommunications and Marketing Manager
Jamie RadiceMedia Relations Manager
Our Scout Network
Our scout network includes the most celebrated fintech startup founders in Africa who work with us to source and support the highest potential companies. They also serve as mentors.
Shola AkinladeFounding CEO, Paystack
Hilda MoraaFounding CEO, WezeTele & CEO, Pezesha
Iyinoluwa “E” AboyejiFounding CEO, Andela & Flutterwave
Rose GoslingaCEO, Pula
Pelumi AboluwarinCOO, Kudi
Tunde KehindeCo-Founder, Jumia & Lidya
Ngozi DozieCo-Founder, Carbon Bank Nigeria
Chijioke DozieCo-Founder, CEO, Carbon Bank Nigeria
Ben LyonFounder, Kopo Kopo & CEO, Hover
Victor AsemotaFounder, Swifta
Odunayo EweniyiCo-founder, COO, PiggyVest
Dare OkoudjouFounder, CEO, MFS Africa
Kees van LedeCEO Africa, CarePay
Dennis OndengCTO, Kopo Kopo Inc
Elizabeth RossielloCEO & Founder, AZA
Daniel YuFounder & Group CEO, Sokowatch
A Few of Our Mentors
Our network of over 100 mentors with years of experience are eager to work with our portfolio companies. And we’re eager to make the connections.
Mike McCaffreyFinancial Technology Adviser at Ulana Insights
Susan Oguya KutalekSenior UX Designer at Amazon
Emeka AjeneCo-Founder of GOZEM
Dennis OndengCTO at Kopo Kopo, Inc.
Lara GilmanAdvisor and co-founder of Yooz, and Head of Product at iwoca
Jess ShorlandCo-founder and Product Manager at Hover
Our Advisory Committee
Rex Salisbury is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology.
Cherry Miao is Vice President at Accel, a venture capital firm that works with startups in seed, early and growth-stage investments.
Tilman Ehrbeck is a Managing Partner at Flourish Ventures, a venture firm investing in entrepreneurs whose innovations help people achieve financial health and prosperity.
David Sica is a Partner at Nyca, a leading venture capital firm focused on connecting innovative companies to the global financial system.