MAYA HORGAN FAMODU
Maya Horgan Famodu is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in Sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems. She is an active venture investor, and Founder of Ingressive, a market entry company that leads corporates and venture capitalists to enter, understand, and operate in the African market. Ingressive past clients include top Silicon Valley investors and corporates Y Combinator, 500 Startups, New Relic, USAID, GitHub, and Techstars–to name a few–and in the last year, Ingressive clients have made 12 local investments through Ingressive tours. Their last event, High Growth Africa Summit, convened 150+ international investors and 350 African technology companies for two days on how to launch, scale, and fund a high growth African business. Maya attended Pomona College after completing the Cornell University Prelaw Program, and worked within the banking sector of JPMorgan Chase. Before starting Ingressive, Maya conducted extensive emerging market economic research in Southern Africa and LatAm, taking students with her to explore keys to sustainable economic development. She also worked in private equity research, consulting with businesses looking to enter the West African market. Ms. Horgan-Famodu is committed to ensuring brilliant people, wherever they are located, have access to the resources they need to build wildly scalable businesses. In her spare time, Maya loves to exercise, ride her motorcycle, and travel. She also dances, choreographs, and contributes to the Huffington Post.