African Changemaker

Mareme Dieng

Mareme is a Senegalese venture capitalist helping African founders build fast-growing technology companies to access funding.

She is the Africa Lead at 500 Global, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California. In her role, Mareme is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities and working with portfolio companies to help them scale and succeed.

Before joining 500 Global, Mareme worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.
She has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Association for Corporate Growth and was also named to Forbes’ “30 under 30” list in the Venture Capital category.

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