Gbenga is a partner at QED, where he focuses on investments in Africa as part of the international team. He has experience working across fintech and tech in various roles from product development to partnerships. Before joining QED, Gbenga was co-founder of Kanza Ventures, a boutique seed investment and advisory firm focused on fintech in Africa. He has also worked for Wise (formerly TransferWise) and Revolut managing product integrations and partnerships. Gbenga spent six years at Google in various roles, including managing telecom industry partnerships and strategy in Africa and leading Google's mobile app business and strategy in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. Gbenga is passionate about mentoring founders, especially in Africa, and is fluent in English and Yoruba. He is based in London.
This panel discussion will focus on negotiations for startups in the African business landscape. The panel will include a venture capitalist investor, a lawyer with expertise in startup law, and the founder of a successful startup. The discussion will explore best practices for negotiating with investors, partners, and suppliers in order to achieve favorable outcomes for startups. The panelists will also share their experiences and insights on navigating the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the African business environment.