Meet our team in Nairobi, Paris and London !
LelapaFund kicked off 2015 by adding two fresh new brains to its team: Serena Lolo, a Cameroonian student at Sciences Po Paris and Jerry Crossan, an American third culture kid who flew all the way from Boston, MA to settle in Kilimani, the heart of Nairobi’s startup ecosystem.
Serena describes herself as young future leader who is passionate about Africa and Finance. She sees LelapaFund as the opportunity to learn more about crowd-investing and African capital markets. But most importantly, she’s excited about grasping the creative mind of Africans expressed through their SMEs and start-ups. When she is not deep into Finance studies, she plays forward position in basketball. She was hired as our Investor Marketing intern.
Jerry is in charge of all aspects of SME Finance and onboarding, so if you’re considering equity crowdfunding for your company, he’s your guy! He was introduced to LelapaFund while studying Emerging Markets Finance at Harvard Extension School during his work building quantitative tools used for Global Equities research at Grantham, Mayo & Van Otterloo in Boston. That is how he got on the LelapaFund train and he is excited about the journey. Quoting Jerry: “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to disrupt the current fundraising environment in East Africa & beyond. I’ve had the chance to meet a wide array of exciting Kenyan entrepreneurs over the last few weeks and can’t wait to introduce them to the crowd-investing community.”
Come meet us in person!
You can meet with Jerry in Nairobi at one of his monthly Entrepreneur Meet-ups or join a weekly webinar (email Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org with your skype ID and he will add you to the room) where he’ll explain how crowdinvesting works.
You can meet with Serena in Paris at the Semaine Africaine at Sciences Po in March (17th to 21st of March 2015)
You can meet our CEO, Elizabeth, in London at the Homecoming Revolution Speed Meet Africa in March and get a first-ever demo of our platform – yep, it’s almost ready!