The panel of judges of this years event consistsed of seasoned investors, academics, marketeers, entrepreneurs with an extensive track record in finance and/ or technology. Get listed here. These experts are more than happy to assist FinTech companies in growing their business. To suggest additional experts for 2017 please contact Niek van Geffen by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yossi Hasson is the MD of Techstars Africa. He is a passionate entrepreneur and angel investor. Prior to Techstars, Yossi co-founded SYNAQ, an open source cloud security company which he successfully exited to Dimension Data. Yossi co-founded WeThinkCode_, Africa’s first tuition-free tech talent incubator.
Ainsley Morris is a founding partner at Newid Capital. She invests in innovative FinTech deals across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prior to Newid she worked with QED Investors on FinTech deals in the USA and UK.
Wendy Pienaar leads the Emerging Payments Team, is passionate about digital and how payments are evolving across the continent
Kim Dancey is a lawyer with a particular interest in payments, digital financial services and financial inclusion. As Head of Payments for FNB International, Kim is supports the FNB group strategy in offering differentiated payment service models, including digital and alternative payments
Partner Santander InnoVentures, Santander's $100Mn FinTech fund providing equity financing to FinTech startup companies in relevant areas to the bank. Interests include digital delivery of financial services, e-commerce and payments, online lending, e-financial investments, big data analytics.
Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa
Alejandro is the Manager for Finance & Markets for the IFC/World Bank Group in Africa, based in Johannesburg. He has also held other positions in IFC, and in the private/financial sector.
Founder of Cactus Advisors and Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Africa. Created the first African corporate venture capital accelerator program - Barclays TechLabAfrica. Former investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital NYC. Stanford MBA. Passionate about startups, impact investing and entrepreneurship.