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Venture for Africa (VFA) was created by a team of former colleagues who saw and experienced the talent challenge in the African tech ecosystem first-hand.

We launched VFA as an immersion program and talent community designed to facilitate the transition of experienced local and global non-tech talent into the African startup ecosystem, and/or up the career ladder.

For talent, we help experienced professionals new to working startups, new to specific markets or in a transition to a new role soft-land and gain context while working with startup teams that are actively hiring for that role. 


For startups, we provide fast-growing tech companies in emerging markets with access and a platform to onboard experienced non-engineering talent who can hit the ground running, deliver key results, and potentially stay on full-time.

Our mission is to become Africa’s leading talent community, facilitating seamless connections between high-growth tech startups and exceptional, experienced professionals who can quickly make significant contributions and drive essential outcomes.


We strive to foster a community where talent can easily adapt, gain valuable local industry insights, and have a meaningful impact on their careers as well as the future of our ecosystem.


Tobi Lafinhan

Strategy & Operations, Talent & Program Management

Stephanie Gogo

Program Development

Thea Sokolowski

Marketing & Communications

Aaron Fu

Startup Success & Partnerships

Schon Bediako

Marketing and Community

Olamilekan Oyebamiji

Business Development

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