A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Hiruy Amanuel has established himself as a prominent regional investor in recent years. He started his career in San Francisco after identifying a business opportunity in luxury cars and generating enough liquid assets to start his own brokerage firm. Hiruy Amanuel went on to found A.J. Ventures in 2013.
A California native of Ethiopian descent, Hiruy Amanuel has traveled to Ethiopia numerous times over the past several years. During this time, he identified promising investment opportunities in the education and technology sectors. As he actively explores Ethiopia's ever changing landscape, he hopes to continue promoting positive social change in his fast-growing homeland and throughout the continent.
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