ALN Ventures mentor profile: Manuel Koser

Company: Silvertree Capital

Industries: e-Commerce, Venture Capital

If you want to know what there is to know about e-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa, Manuel’s definitely a person to talk to. Today he’s a Founding Partner at Silvertree Capital.

Before Silvertree, Manuel co-founded Zando in South Africa, and served as co-CEO; and co-founded Jumia in Nigeria. Prior to relocating to South Africa, Manuel worked as a Vice President for Corporate Development and Investments in Frankfurt for the Altira Group, focusing on African, renewable, and German mid-cap investments. Manuel started his career as a Management Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on corporate finance and industrial goods projects in Germany, UAE, India, UK, and South Africa. Manuel holds a B.Sc from University of Maastricht and Universita Luigi Bocconi.

If you’ve got big dreams in the e-commerce or tech fields, apply for our accelerator today: we can help you up your game through the power of the ALN community. We also welcome entrepreneurs from other industries. And if you’d like to know more about Manuel and his deals, check out the Silvertree website, and this piece from Ventures Africa. You can also follow him on Twitter at @ManuelKoser. While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow @ALNVentures!

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