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Surabhi Nimkar

GreenHouse Capital

Surabhi (Ruby) Nimkar is a Principal at GreenHouse Capital, a Nigeria-based early-stage investor focused on the Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA regions. Ruby is primarily focused on Fintech and Enterprise Software, and is actively involved in GHC’s investment decisioning, having backed market champions such as Flutterwave, Helium health, Migo, NowMoney, Dapi and several others.

Ruby's efforts at GreenHouse Capital also include running a women entrepreneur acceleration program (GreenHouse Lab) that not only provides women founders with capital and resources, but a 250+ -strong network of women leaders globally. The program was the first of its kind on the continent of Africa to be backed by Google for Startups. This led to Ruby co-founding a syndicate vehicle that supports under-represented, immigrant founders globally.

Prior to GHC, Ruby was a Management Consultant at Accenture, operating across New York and London to drive digital strategy for financial services clients. Some of her key projects focused on design and implementation of Digital Wealth Management initiatives targeting Millennials and Gen Z for global leaders in banking.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Ruby describes herself as 'your typical third-culture kid', having grown up across 10 cities and speaking multiple languages.

She is also hugely passionate about the intersection of human development and technology, working closely with orphanages and schools across her home cities such as Mumbai and Shanghai to support technology literacy programs for disadvantaged children.

Ruby earned a BA in Economics and Finance from Boston University.

Ruby, mentored by Lexi Novitske of Class 22, is a member of Class 26 serving at GreenHouse Capital.