When Andile is not covering Africa's emerging tech industry for African Tech Roundup, he speaks widely and advises high net worth individuals and leading brands and businesses on media strategy, market-entry plays and investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Andile holds a BBA - Business Management degree from Helderberg College and is currently studying towards a Masters in Interactive Digital Media at Wits University. He has also co-founded a gourmet grape juice label called Latanda with his wife, Sithabiso.
Andile is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Musa is an author, marketer and entrepreneur. He was formerly Africa Client Partner at Facebook, and prior to that, he served as Group Head of Digital Marketing at Nedbank. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Bridge Labs as well as Chief Future Officer at the House of Brave Group.
Musa is a lauded speaker and strategist who has made the Mail & Guardian's "Top 200 Young South Africans" list. He holds a B.Com in Marketing and Project Management from Wits University and an MBA - Marketing and Digital Strategy from Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Musa is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Osarumen is an analyst and researcher focused on the technology industries of frontier markets. He currently works as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Africa's Talking, where he heads up market insights for the international expansion team and leads special projects.
Previously, Osamuyi was Head of Investments and Research at Nigerian early-stage VC firm, Ventures Platform, and in November 2016, he was part of the team at LEVRN which won Africa's first virtual reality hackathon. He is the founder and author of The Subtext and serves as a startup success mentor at the Google Launchpad Accelerator. He also moonlights as a synth programmer and experimental film score composer.
Osarumen is based in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria.
Clifford aka Riffi Wacho is a keen media entrepreneur, award-winning premier audio angineer and flavored tea fanatic who has worked as audio engineer for a plethora of local and international acts including the late Oliver Mtukudzi, Davido, Jonathan Butler, Marcus Miller, John Legend and Wyclef Jean. He has recently joined the team at African Tech Roundup to help elevate audio production standards of the podcast content we publish.
Clifford also happens to be a gifted singer-songwriter, arranger and composer who is currently part of a 7-person team tasked with composing and recording a new anthem for the African Union. He is currently reading for a Bachelor of Business - Business Information Systems & Business Analysis with Griffith University.
Clifford is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tayo was a Senior Consultant for infoDev, a program of the World Bank Group, supporting the development of XL Africa— a pan-African, post-acceleration program. She has also worked with the innovation unit of the Telecommunication Development Bureau to develop a toolkit for strengthening ICT centric ecosystems.
Prior to infoDev, Tayo served as the first Executive Director of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of tech hubs. Additionally, she helped launch the inaugural Anzisha Prize at the African Leadership Academy, contributed to a Rockefeller Foundation-funded study on impact enterprise, and worked in social impact consulting. Tayo holds an MBA - Sustainable Global Enterprise from Cornell University and a BA in Sociology from Princeton University.
Tayo is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Tor is a seasoned finance professional with an M.Sc. in Finance from Copenhagen Business School whose love affair with Africa began during a brief stint at the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda 15 years ago. Since then, he has worked on the continent on and off in various roles, and his most recent achievements include the launch and growth of two startups and an angel investment vehicle with a specific focus on Africa.
Tor currently serves as Managing Partner at Savanna Labs - a Nairobi-based digital services start-up developing mobility solutions, at MoreThanWater - a Copenhagen-based startup providing access to clean water and modern services in rural and peri-urban areas in Tanzania, and at Africa by Founders — an angel investment vehicle.
Tor is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lys is an international development policy and strategic communications professional. She has worked on multilateral and bilateral development cooperation with international organizations in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.
Lys is a skilled project manager with a track record in managing advocacy campaigns, events and fundraising efforts. She enjoys engaging changemakers within the private and public sectors, as well as members of civil society, to shape strategies, formulate positions and deliver impact. In her spare time, Lys works with African social entrepreneurs and writes about emerging economies. She is a proud global citizen, traveller and polyglot.
Lys is based in Paris, France.