African Changemaker

Maya Horgan Famodu

Maya is a Nigerian-American venture capital investor and entrepreneur committed to ensuring brilliant people, wherever they are located, have access to the resources they need to build wildly scalable businesses.

She is the founder of Ingressive Capital, a VC firm targeting early-stage startups across Sub-Saharan Africa’s key tech
markets. Ingressive Capital has seeded some of Africa’s fastest-growing businesses, including Paystack and OZÉ.

Her commitment to growing the African tech ecosystem also saw her co-found Ingressive For Good, where she is focused on equipping young Africans in need with tech skills to help them impact and contribute to the development of Africa, socially and economically.


At 25, Maya is thought to have been the youngest person to have launched a tech fund in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a two-time Forbes 30 under 30 awardee and has previously been named United Nation’s Most Influential Person of African
Descent.

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