TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018: Meet the judges

As Lagos gets set to host the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, here are the judges that will decide who walks away with the $25,000 price money:

Titi Odunfa Adeoye, Sankore Investments

  • Titi was head of Investment Strategy at Zenith Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of Zenith Bank Nigeria
  • At Goldman Sachs in New York, Titi worked as a member of a team responsible for investment strategy, tactical asset allocation and portfolio advisory services for private funds
  • Her experience also covers restructuring, consulting, accounting and auditing with KPMG Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, DC


Temi Marcella Awogboro, Kairos Angels

  • She has more than a decade of experience in finance across developed and growth markets
  • Temi has committed nearly US$500 million in private capital across strategic sectors in a bid to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges
  • She is a Kauffman Venture Capital Fellow, an African Leadership Institute Tutu Fellow, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper (Lagos Hub) and Alumni Ambassador (London Hub)


Tahira Dosani, Accion Venture Lab

  • Tahira works with the fund’s portfolio companies to provide strategic and operational expertise that accelerates their growth trajectories and enables stronger performance
  • She supports investment decisions, manages portfolio relationships and drives the strategy and growth of Venture Lab
  • She worked as director of Strategy at the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development
  • Tahira has driven strategic initiatives for portfolio companies and led new investments in telecoms, technology and infrastructure in South and Central Asia
  • She also worked at Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications operator, where she was head of Corporate Strategy and helped launch the country’s first mobile money platform
  • Tahira began her career as a management consultant with Bain & Company in Boston


Gaurav Dosi, Facebook

  • Gaurav leads product management for Jobs on Facebook
  • He was listed as one of the top 10 most important people in HRTech in 2017 by ERE Media
  • Gaurav co-founded a ridesharing company in New Delhi, which was acquired by Carzonrent
  • He started his career as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group