Board & Investors

by Kofi Dadzie, September 4, 2015

Directors

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Isis Nyong’o Madison Folabi Esan (Chair) Robert Mayberry
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Ehizogie Binitie Kofi Dadzie

Investors

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Director Profiles

Folabi Esan (Chair)
(Managing Partner, Adlevo Capital)

FEsan_sqFolabi has been a Partner at Adlevo Capital, the African technology private equity fund, since its inception in 2008. Prior to Adlevo, he had over 20 years of diversified business experience holding positions at SAP, Bain & Company and Andersen Consulting in Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. He currently serves as President of the Nigerian-German Business Association and the Stanford Alumni Club of Nigeria.

 

Kofi Dadzie
(Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer)

KDadzie_wbkgr2Kofi has led the company in its evolutions from ERP custom software development in Ghana, to a multinational mobile telecoms software and mobile advertising technology business with a client base including Google, BBC, VOA, MTV and ESPN and connectivity to global carriers Vodafone, MTN, Tigo, Zain, Airtel, Orange, Globacom and others in more than 25 countries across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to co-founding Rancard, Kofi was a senior analyst in the BIOS technology team at Dell in the US, where he filed a patent. A fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network/African Leadership Initiative, he has also served on Ashesi University’s Corporate Advisory Council, and currently serves on the of board Genius Hive, a music school and conservatory. He has a computer engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, TN, USA.

 

Ehizogie Binitie
(Co-founder)

A passionate problem solver and entrepreneur, Ehi leads Rancard’s efforts in using social recommendations to help mobile users across Africa  discover things they might find fun, useful, or relevant via their mobile phones.
His core responsibilities include providing vision and leadership in product research, innovation and development based on sound market insights. He oversees technology-business relationships and ensures alignment between our corporate strategy and the product technology road-maps. Ehi’s past work experience includes network software systems and applications engineering with Intercom Data Networks (IDN), and consulting with AQ Solutions for General Electric Corporation (Danbury, US) and Lincoln Financials (Bloomfield, NJ, US). Ehi has a B.Sc., Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Ghana and is on extended leave from a research masters at Oxford University.

 

Robert Mayberry
(Representative, Peninsula Capital)

Robert Mayberry_sv-white-bg-2Robert Mayberry is a Managing Director with Cybertize Business Systems, since 2010 – a high technology consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area. He has over 35 years of experience in general management and has been a managing director with P&L responsibilities at multinational high technology companies offering computer software, hardware and professional services. He has developed and led high performance globally distributed teams. Robert is a retired IBM Senior Executive with 22 years experience. Robert led IBM’s multi-million dollar technology innovation initiative for sub-Saharan Africa – 2007 to 2009. Robert holds ME in Mathematics/Computer Science from Stanford University and BS in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Pomona Polytechnic University.

Isis Nyong’o Madison
(Independent Director)

Isis Nyongo Madison_wbkgrIsis is a Principal at the strategic advisory firm Asphalt & Ink and the founder of leading women’s platform MumsVillage. She is a media and technology leader in Africa who has scaled businesses across the continent for Google, MTV and InMobi. She holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Business School. Isis has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Africa’s most Powerful Women by Forbes.

 


Investor Profiles


About Adlevo Capital
Adlevo Capital, the technology-focused African private equity firm, is the first firm formed to make investments into technology-enabled companies across multiple African countries. The firm was founded by seasoned professionals to capitalize on growing investment opportunities in the technology-enabled service segments of multiple industry sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. The Adlevo Capital team’s operating experience, technology expertise and extensive network of relationships enable it to add significant value to portfolio companies. Its portfolio includes InterSwitch Limited, the largest provider of electronic payment processing services in West Africa, Paga, Nigeria’s most-used money transfer service, and Rancard Solutions, the leading provider of mobile content discovery solutions across Africa. For more information, visit www.adlevocapital.com

 


About Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment and M&A organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$11 billion in over 1,322 companies in 54 countries. In that timeframe, 204 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 336 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2012, Intel Capital invested US$352 million in 150 investments with approximately 57 percent of funds invested outside North America. For more information on Intel Capital and its differentiated advantages, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

About Peninsula Capital LLC

Peninsula Capital was founded by Robert King, a business and philanthropic entrepreneur, also founder of R. Eliot King & Associates, Inc., an investment management company. Bob through his firm Peninsula Capital is an active venture investor in U.S. and international companies. Together with his wife Dottie, he helped launch the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (also known as SEED) with an aim to stimulate research and innovations to alleviate poverty in developing economies and is focused on helping promising businesses scale.