At Stamp we track over 100,000 Nigerian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Nigeria based Partner operating in the Financial Services space. If you think a Partner is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Senior Partner of TLcom Capital Partners
Omobola Johnson is Senior Partner of TLcom Capital, a venture capital firm with recent focus on deal flow generation, investment and value generation in technology companies in sub-saharan Africa. Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, focusing on the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and the support of the Nigerian technology industry, including the pioneering involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators. Prior to serving in the Nigerian government, she gained over 25 years of consulting experience with Accenture including five years as Country Managing Director, working with companies in a variety of industries, transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organizations. Omobola serves on the Board of a number of leading Nigerian and multi-national corporations. She also serves on the Board of the World Wide Web Foundation is the Founding Chairperson and Trustee, Women in Management and Business. Omobola has a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester; a Master’s in Digital Electronics from King’s College, London and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Management of Cranfield University. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna award from Cranfield University and the Lagos Business School.
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About TLcom Capital Partners: TLcom Capital is an Africa focused VC firm, backing Africa’s top founders from Seed to growth.
Idris Ayodeji Bello
Founding Partner & Portfolio Manager of LoftyInc Capital Management
The ‘Afropreneur’ (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. He is also a Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management, owners of the Afropreneurs Fund (I&II) The ‘Afropreneur’ (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. He is also a Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management, owners of the Afropreneurs Fund (I&II) A first class honors graduate of Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, he has an M.Sc in Computer Science & Data Mining from the University of Houston; an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Strategy from Rice University in Houston and an M.Sc in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford, where he was a 2011 recipient of The Lord Weidenfeld Scholarship for demonstrating remarkable potential as a future leader from an emerging economy. Idris spent the greater part of a decade working at Chevron Corporation and ExxonMobil USA, where he led several large upstream technology projects across the USA and Sub-Saharan Africa. Idris has also worked with the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative where he played a major role in the deployment and evaluation of Swaziland’s first mobile health patient appointment reminder system as part of the country’s National AIDS Program. Listed among CNN’s Top Ten African Technology Voices, he is a Singularity University Impact Fellow, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate, Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow, MIT Global Start-up Fellow, SAP Ashoka Global Changemakers Award Winner, Dell Technology Award Winner, StartingBloc Innovation Fellow and a Nigeria Leadership Initiative Future Leader. As a leader, Idris has mentored and catalyzed scores of contributors across the growing African landscape and is an angel investor and advisor to several African startups including Andela, Flutterwave, RelianceHMO, among others. He continues to devote his efforts to the development of innovation-driven, technology-enabled social enterprises that empower the underserved and develop transformative ideas to change lives on the African continent. He spends most of his time between Lagos, Cairo, or airport lounges.
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About Google, LoftyInc Capital Management, Mono, OnePipe, Wennovation Hub: LCM manages social impact investment vehicles such as the LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund.
Partner of Apis Partners
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About Apis Partners: Apis Partners is a private equity asset manager focused on Financial Services in Growth Markets.
Founder and Managing Partner of Microtraction
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About Binance, Microtraction: Microtraction invest in Africa’s most remarkable teams with technical founders at the earliest stages of their venture
Founder, CEO & Managing Partner of Janngo
Fatoumata BA is a Board Member, Investor & Entrepreneur currently the Founder & CEO of Janngo, the #1 tech for good platform in Africa. At Jumia, the #1 African unicorn, she served as Founder & CEO in Ivory Coast, Managing Director in Nigeria and Member of the Executive committee at Africa level, driving the performance of 130+ operations across Africa, spanning around 10+ verticals (Mall, Market, Food, Travel, Deals, Cars, House, Jobs, Services, Pay, Lending) in 30+ countries with 3000+ direct jobs, 70000+ indirect jobs and opportunities created for more than 500 000 SMEs across Africa. She is passionate about leapfrogging development through technology in Africa, in particular when it comes to women’s entrepreneurship & empowerment, SMEs growth and formalization as well as tackling health and education issues through medtech and edtech. Her career and commitment have been rewarded with several distinctions including Choiseul 100 Africa – Economic Leaders of Tomorrow and Forbes Africa 30 under 30. She served on the Board of SouthBridge Investment Bank, on the Investment Committee of Creadev Africa and on the Council of Women in Africa.
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About Janngo: Janngo builds, grows and invests in pan-African digital champions
Dr Emmanuel Owobu
Partner & Co-founder of LabEight* Africa
Medical doctor, social entrepreneur and mobile health enthusiast with passion in public health, research, ehealth and ICT4D. I am particularly interested in solving social problems in communities using ICT, ranging from healthcare to access to education and finances. As co-founder of MOBicure, I have learnt skills varying from project development, deployment, project management, content development, capacity building and team management amongst others. A lover of new technologies and innovative trends as well as always seeking to improve skills with every project done. I am big fan of The Big Bang Theory and Silicon Valley, two T.V shows that help relax and educate me
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About LabEight* Africa, MOBicure: Incubation Launchpad and Venture Fund for African Founders & Investors
Managing Partner of Micromoney International
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About Micromoney International: We provide a multi-purpose digital identity and opportunities to build creditworthiness and reputation for 2.5 bln unbanked people.