BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2024
Duncan Muchangi is a distinguished venture capital investor with a vast experience in technology entrepreneurship and operations in Africa. He has over a decade of experience in the technology industry, specializing in Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in various sectors such as Fintech, E-commerce, AI/Digital Identity, and Web3.0.
Duncan is currently dedicated to investing and assisting high-growth tech companies in their next growth stages through capital and technical expertise. He has founded, invested in, and advised leading technology platforms globally. He is the Founding Principal of Unicron Growth Capital, which is a private investments platform investing in high-growth Web3.0 companies. Also, he is an LP at Rally Cap Ventures, an angel investor collective supporting early-stage startups and venture funds in Southeast Asia, Africa, and LatAm.
Previously, he served as the Director of Antler East Africa, a global early-stage VC, and an advisor to Seedstars, a global impact investment fund focused on emerging markets. He was also the Operating Partner of Element Inc., which is a mobile deep learning (AI) pioneer in NYC, Africa, and Southeast Asia, co-founded by Yann LeCun, Chief AI Scientist at Meta and Turing Award Laureate.
Duncan was a Managing Director at Jumia Group, where he spearheaded the launch and scaling up of Ecommerce & Fintech businesses at Africa’s first Unicorn across various countries. As the Managing Director of Jumia Pay, he launched various Fintech products in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast & Egypt, including merchant lending marketplace and BNPL consumer financial services. He pioneered a new business model through strategic partnerships, resulting in a €75 Million pre-IPO investment from Pernod Ricard, launching and managing Jumia’s online food delivery business, Jumia Food, in Rwanda & Kenya.
Duncan obtained his Master of Science (MSc) in Finance, Accounting & Management from Bradford University School of Management. He is a digital native with a background in BSc. Electronic & Computer Engineering and is passionate about the technology industry.