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Nnena Nkongho

Otundi Ventures

Nnena is the Founder and Managing Partner at Otundi Ventures, an investor focused on supporting African, technology-enabled businesses and their founders in building regional and global category leaders.

Prior to founding Otundi, Nnena spent four years investing as a Principal at Digital Growth Africa (DiGAME), a permanent capital vehicle focused on the digital transformation of the African continent, where she remains as an Advisor. Nnena was an early employee and Global Head of Business Development at SOLO Phone Nigeria, a Nigerian mobile device and content ecosystem. Prior to that, she worked with African businesses on corporate strategy, new market entry, and growth investments'including serving as the Head of Strategy and Business Development for Etisalat Nigeria (now 9mobile).

Nnena has been actively evaluating public and private market investment opportunities in Africa for over 10 years. She was a member of the founding team at Nubuke Investments and was responsible for sourcing, structuring, and executing investments in the telecom, media, and technology sectors. Nnena spent 7 years of her early career at Merrill Lynch (London) and Morgan Stanley (New York, Hong Kong), working in equity arbitrage and M&A.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Nnena has an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Princeton University.

Nnena is a member of the Class of 23, serving her fellowship at Digital Growth Africa, (DiGAME) in Lagos, Nigeria. She is being mentored by both Esther Dyson and Mark Nicholas Cutis.