African Changemaker

Cordel Robbin-Coker

Born in Sierra Leone, Cordel is an active angel investor investing in Africa-focused technology startups.

Cordel is passionate about mobile games, a drive that saw him Co-found Carry1st, a leading social publisher of social games and interactive content in Africa. Based in South Africa, Carry1st enables global gaming studios to unlock the untapped gaming African market.

Cordel is also a Board Member at 4G Capital, a financial services company that seeks to address the finance gap across Africa.
Before founding Carry1st, he spent a decade in high finance with The Carlyle Group and Morgan Stanley across the US, Europe, and Africa.


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