People

Global experience matched with local knowledge

DFS Lab Team

Jake Kendall

jake@dfslab.net

Jake Kendall

Partner
Stephen Deng

stephen@dfslab.net

Stephen Deng

Partner
Dan Kleinbaum

dan@cariboudigital.net

Dan Kleinbaum

Entrepreneur in Residence
Alina Kaiser

alina@dfslab.net

Alina Kaiser

Communications and Marketing Manager
Jamie Radice

jamie@novelcomms.com

Jamie Radice

Media Relations Manager

Our Scout Network

Shola Akinlade

Shola Akinlade

Founding CEO, Paystack
Hilda Moraa

Hilda Moraa

Founding CEO, WezeTele & CEO, Pezesha
Iyinoluwa ā€œEā€ Aboyeji

Iyinoluwa ā€œEā€ Aboyeji

Founding CEO, Andela & Flutterwave
Rose Goslinga

Rose Goslinga

CEO, Pula
Pelumi Aboluwarin

Pelumi Aboluwarin

COO, Kudi
Tunde Kehinde

Tunde Kehinde

Co-Founder, Jumia & Lidya
Ngozi Dozie

Ngozi Dozie

Co-Founder, Carbon Bank Nigeria
Chijioke Dozie

Chijioke Dozie

Co-Founder, CEO, Carbon Bank Nigeria
Ben Lyon

Ben Lyon

Founder, Kopo Kopo & CEO, Hover
Victor Asemota

Victor Asemota

Founder, Swifta
Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi

Co-founder, COO, PiggyVest
Dare Okoudjou

Dare Okoudjou

Founder, CEO, MFS Africa
Kees van Lede

Kees van Lede

CEO Africa, CarePay
Dennis Ondeng

Dennis Ondeng

CTO, Kopo Kopo Inc
Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO & Founder, AZA
Daniel Yu

Daniel Yu

Founder & 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 McCaffrey

Mike McCaffrey

Financial Technology Adviser at Ulana Insights
Susan Oguya Kutalek

Susan Oguya Kutalek

Senior UX Designer at Amazon
Emeka Ajene

Emeka Ajene

Co-Founder of GOZEM
Dennis Ondeng

Dennis Ondeng

CTO at Kopo Kopo, Inc.
Lara Gilman

Lara Gilman

Advisor and co-founder of Yooz, and Head of Product at iwoca
Jess Shorland

Jess Shorland

Co-founder and Product Manager at Hover

Our Advisory Committee

Rex Salisbury is a partner on the fintech team at Andreessen Horowitz. He also runs Cambrian, a 3,000+ member community for founders and product leaders in fintech with chapters in SF and NYC.

Lauren Kolodny is co-founder of Acrew, and was previously a partner at Aspect Ventures. She joined at the founding of the firm and helped to build out the team.

Cherry Miao is a partner at Accel and is focused on high-growth technology companies. Prior to Accel, Cherry helped scale the former Accel portfolio company Lightspeed.

Tilman Ehrbeck is managing partner at Flourish Ventures. Before Flourish, Tilman was a partner at Omidyar Network, where he built the global financial inclusion team. 

David Sica is a Partner at Nyca, a leading venture capital firm focused on connecting innovative companies to the global financial system.


 

Our Partners