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.
Fiona NjagiOperations Associate (Kenya)
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Amadou DaffeCEO/Co-founder (Senegal)
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Merkeb MengistuDirector of Marketing (Ethiopia)
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Michael SaisiSr. Web App Engineer/ Trainer (Kenya)
Mike is an end-to-end full-stack developer specialized in web and software development with expertise in analysis, problem abstraction and continuous integration of best practices, emerging technologies
John AdamsDevOps Engineer/Trainer (Kenya)
First wrote code at age 15. Co-founded a tech startup while in his senior year at Strathmore University. John has 6+ years experience professional software development across different tech stacks. He's
Arthur L. Burris, JrStrategic Advisor (USA)
Art Burris has more than two decades of progressive business development and transformation experience as well as cross-team functional leadership that enabled him to significantly impact profitability