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
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 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.