• Kresten Buch

    Kresten Buch

    Founder 88mph & 440.NG

    Built a business to over €200M revenue during 1997-2001. Serial entrepreneur. Two exits. Since turning investor, has founded 88mph and made 43 investments in startups in Africa. Partner at 440.ng.

  • Sylvia Brune

    Sylvia Brune

    Heading up DealWeek CPT

    Kickstarted 440.ng JV in Lagos together with L5Lab. Ran first 88mph accelerator program in Cape Town. Helped start Startupbootcamp. Founded Runseedo which failed.

  • Nikolai Barnwell

    Nikolai Barnwell

    Runs 88mph Nairobi

    Ran program & operations in Kenya 2011 - 2014. Previously started a +$1m hotel business. He brings hands-on knowledge on how to get tech products off the ground in Kenya.

  • Chris Steyn

    Chris Steyn

    Board Member

    Rainmaker @ 88mph. Involves the best mentors, businesses and investors. His network is the flux capacitor for any 88mph startup.

  • Barbara Darchinger

    Barbara Darchinger

    Head of Design

    Makes 88mph look good & creates brand identities for startups. Designed numerous logos & websites. Was part of four accelerator programs of 88mph & 440ng.

  • Hannah Clifford

    Hannah Clifford

    Compliance & Governance

    Manages 88mph company setup, banking, KYC, filing, and company resolutions. Headed up Nairobi Garage ops since 2012, which she recently made profitable.

DealWeek Investors

  • Kresten Buch

    Kresten Buch

    Founder 88mph & 440.NG

    Built a business to over €200M revenue during 1997-2001. Serial entrepreneur. Two exits. Since turning investor, has founded 88mph and made 43 investments in startups in Africa. Partner at 440.ng.

  • Chika Nwobi

    Chika Nwobi

    Founder L5Lab & 440.NG

    Co-founder and MD at MTech. Founder and MD at L5 Lab, the incubator behind Nigerian startup successes Jobberman and Cheki.ng. Partner at 440.ng.

  • Wayne Gosling

    Wayne Gosling

    Partner at Team Africa Ventures

    Built and sold Twangoo to Groupon in 125 days. Now investing through teamafricaventures.com. A strong advocate of lean start-ups, with a quick build from concept to execution based on experience, talent and insight.

  • Daniel Guasco

    Daniel Guasco

    Partner at Team Africa Ventures

    Started first business aged 12. Founded Twangoo, which was sold to Groupon. Partner at teamafricaventures.com where he invests in e-commerce, fintech, and media startups.

  • Martin Diessner

    Martin Diessner

    Founder at Evercape

    Founded and grew Flip Media to be the leading advertising and comms company in India and Middle East, finally exited to Publicis Groupe. Invests in internet & digital companies through Evercape.

  • Neil Emerick

    Neil Emerick

    Founder & CTO at Nightsbridge

    Co-founded Nightsbridge - a realtime booking engine for accommodation - in 2004 and since grown the business to 30 staff, last year processing R1.5 billion of online bookings. Neil is a champion of free markets and open trade, and a contributor to the Economic Freedom of the World project.

  • Hannes van Rensburg

    Hannes van Rensburg

    Founder-investor

    Serial entrepreneur, investor & passionate about mobile technology. Founder of Fundamo, acquired by Visa in 2011 for $110 Million. Co-founder of a SA technology company, Infomet, acquired by IBM.

88mph Investors

  • Pierre Vendelboe

  • 4Di Capital

  • Jesper Drescher

  • Kresten Buch

  • Hannes van Rensburg

  • Ranjith Cherickel

  • Virginie Gudmundsson

  • Nadeem Juma

  • Rishad Karimjee

  • Bernard Spoerry

  • Chloe Spoerry

  • Stefano Zorzi

  • Sylvia Brune

  • Nikolai Barnwell

  • Chris Steyn

  • Jura Sidorenko