AJ Okereke

Managing Partner, Golden Palm Investments

AJ Okereke is a General Partner at Golden Palm Investments, an early-stage venture capital firm investing across financial technology, e-commerce marketplaces, and digital health in Africa. AJ has led investments in over 20 companies including Flutterwave, Andela, Sokowatch, Reliance Health, Autochek, and Mono. He also serves as a board director of numerous African tech companies. AJ has helped shape his firm's fintech investment strategy with a focus on digital payments, banking infrastructure, and embedded lending. Furthermore, AJ has spent time investing in US venture capital, having worked at Highland Capital Partners and Amity Ventures, where he focused on fintech and software investments. In 2021, AJ was recognized as an honoree on the Forbes 30 under 30 Finance list in the United States. 

Prior to his work in venture capital, AJ spent numerous years working as a Product Manager for high-growth technology startups in Silicon Valley. AJ graduated with a BS from Cornell University, an MBA from The Wharton School, and is currently finishing an MPA at Harvard Kennedy School.

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