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Lexi Novitske

Acuity Venture Partners

In 2012 Lexi Novitske moved to Nigeria, from The United States, believing the country held immense untapped potential, with an under-penetrated consumer population, expanding infrastructure and online access, and an active entrepreneur network. In 2014, Lexi launched Singularity Investments, a private capital-backed venture investment firm, and backed market champions in fintech and enterprise software including Paystack, Flutterwave, mPharma, and Migo. In 2019 Lexi acquired the firm’s portfolio and launched Acuity Venture Partners continuing Singularity’s mission to invest in technology companies driving trade and financial identity across Africa.

Lexi previously managed investments at African private equity firm Verod Capital Management. Prior to joining Verod, she was focused on Africa investments at Small Enterprise Assistance funds and covered financial services at New York-based Sandler O’Neill Asset Management. Lexi is a board member at several early-stage companies and faculty member and mentor to several accelerators and start-up academies. Lexi is a CFA Charterholder and a Kauffman Fellow.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Lexi attended the University of Hawaii, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. Lexi is a CFA Charterholder.

Lexi is kite surfer, scuba diver, equestrian, and award-winning photographer. She loves to travel and has been to over 90 countries around the world, with 25+ of those in Africa.

Lexi served her fellowship at Singularity Investments as a member of Class 22. Her mentors were Mohamad Darwish, CEO of IHS Nigeria, the largest telecommunications tower company in Nigeria; and Thomas Teichman, Chairman of SPARK Ventures in London.