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Lexi Novitske

Singularity Investments

In 2012 Lexi moved to Nigeria from the United States, believing that the country holds immense untapped potential with an under-penetrated consumer population, an expanding infrastructure and online access, and an active entrepreneur network.

In 2014, Lexi launched Singularity Investments as the Principal Investment Officer; she oversees the firm’s operations and directs investments in Africa. Singularity invests in visionary entrepreneurs in technology-enabled, early-stage companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Lexi is a board member and advisor to several early-stage companies and a faculty member and mentor to several accelerators and startup academies.

Before Singularity, Lexi managed investments at Nigerian middle-market private equity firm Verod Capital Management. Prior to joining Verod, she was focused on Africa impact investments at Small Enterprise Assistance funds, and financial services at New York-based hedge fund Sandler O’Neill Asset Management.

Lexi developed an interest in investing when she was 10, managed her first multi-million-dollar portfolio while at university, and later covered healthcare-focused equities at boutique investment banking firm Leerink Swann.

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.