We share a genuine passion for building start-ups accelerating development through technology in Africa and driving social impact while combining our diverse expertises acquired across Africa, Asia, Europe & the US.
is a Tech Entrepreneur & VC Investor, Founder & Executive Chair of Janngo and Managing Partner of Janngo Capital. Janngo builds, grows and invests in pan-African ‘tech for good’ champions with proven business models and inclusive social impact. Janngo is backed by top-tier African & International strategic and financial investors including the Mulliez Family, Clipperton Finance & African HNWI.
At Jumia, the #1 tech unicorn in Africa to be listed on the NYSE, she served as Founder & CEO in Ivory Coast, Managing Director in Nigeria and Member of the Executive committee at Africa level, driving the performance of 130+ operations across Africa, spanning around 10+ verticals in 30+ countries with 3000+ direct jobs, 70000+ indirect jobs and opportunities created for more than 500 000 SMEs across Africa.
She is passionate about leapfrogging development through technology in Africa, in particular when it comes to women's entrepreneurship & empowerment, SMEs growth and formalization as well as tackling health and education issues through medtech and edtech.
Her career and commitment have been rewarded with several distinctions including The World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’, Choiseul 100 Africa ‘Economic Leaders of Tomorrow’, Forbes Africa ‘30 under 30’ and the Aenne Burda Award for visionary leadership, optimism & courage alongside Marissa Mayer, Arianna Huffington and Viviane Reding.
She serves on the Board of SouthBridge Investment Bank, on the Board & Investment Committee of Creadev Africa, on the Council of Women in Africa and on the Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda of the World Economic Forum.
is the Partner in charge of Technology. In addition to participating in he sourcing and selection of Janngo’s investments, Emmanuel supports investees in tech-related matters such as recruiting, architecture, tech roadmap and product and development processes.
For the past 20 years, Emmanuel has held several technical leadership positions for software editors, B2C pure players and e-commerce businesses, acquiring a solid experience in building technical teams and scalable architectures.
After working as a technical consultant for enterprise software editors, Emmanuel joined LesFurets.com to build and grow the team and technical stack and make this brand a leading B2C insurance aggregator in France. Then Emmanuel worked at Jumia, where he served as CTO and managed the IT of the Africa’s largest e-commerce platform. Emmanuel also led the R&D of Saas editor WorkIT, using Big Data and Machine Learning to run an e-commerce competition monitoring service.
Emmanuel holds engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris as well as an MBA from IAE Paris.
Emmanuel is also Chief Technical Officer of Janngo, in charge of the design, implementation and operations of the IT systems that power Janngo’s platforms.
is the Partner in charge of Investment & Fundraising. He manages the Investment and Exit process which includes deal sourcing, Due Diligence, Term Sheet negotiation, Investment Committee review. He also performs Portfolio Management, Valuation & Analytical Review of Janngo’s vehicles.
Sébastien has over 10 years’ experience in Corporate Finance including Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investor Relations, Fundraising and Financial Planning & Analysis in early-stage as well as mature digital and technology businesses. Sébastien holds a Master’s degree from ICN Business School and is Member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) which gathers over 10,000 professionals in alternative investment.
Sébastien started his career as Financial Advisor and Corporate Finance Analyst within Scor, Airbus Group, Crédit Agricole CIB and KPMG. At Crédit Agricole CIB Frankfurt, Sébastien has successfully advised and executed a buy-side mandate for Bosch und Siemens Hausgerätein the context of Zelmer's acquisition. Sébastien has then joined Jumia Technologies as Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations where he raised over 700 million euros with prominent investors. Sébastien acted as the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Sébastien has also gained experience in a French listed digital group, SoLocal as Investor Relations Manager where he achieved a massive Financial Restructuring leading to a ~€800m-debt reduction, a ~€300m-public capital increase and a 6x-market capitalization appreciation. Sébastien has also worked on the development of the Neobank for Banque Populaire - Caisse d’Epargne, the second largest French bank.
Sébastien is Mauritian and French and has been exposed to 29 African countries over his career.
is Operating Partner of Janngo Capital in charge of Marketing, Impact & Partnership. For 5 years she has participated in deploying over 3 million of capital through a first investment vehicle dedicated to tech and tech-enabled startups across Africa and in the first close of a second investment vehicle, the Janngo Capital Startup Fund. She is also a Board Member of the non-profit vehicle, Janngo Academy.
Antonia committed over many years in Marketing Departments of major international groups, such as SNCF Voyages, EDF and Totalgaz. She worked as Chief Marketing and Communication Officer of Delair, a french SME specialized in professional drones manufacturing and aerial data processing. At Delair, where she served on the Board of Directors, she had the opportunity to contribute to acquire two new ventures Gatewing (Trimble subsidiary) and Eukrea Electromatique, accelerate business growth and expand the company overseas.
After spending 5 years living in Chad and 2 years in Cambodia, she is strongly concerned by economic and social development. She is also involved in education for children through the SEVE Foundation (Savoir Être et Vivre Ensemble).
Antonia graduated from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, with a Master’s degree in International Business & Management and from Sciences Po Toulouse with a Master’s Degree in Political Science. She has also studied at University of California Irvine (UCI) in the United States.
With over 15 years of practical experience in Management and Business Growth across different industries, Ayebobo Niang-Gbane is a Operating Partner at Janngo Capital in charge of Sales and Commercial Development.
Following a Master's Degree in Fashion & Luxury Management from Mod'Art International School in Paris, supplemented by a Master's in Purchasing from the Toulouse Management School, she started her career in the luxury industry, working with several renowned international brands between New York and Paris, and taking a deep dive in the fashion industry.
Later, she felt called back to her roots, moved back to Africa, and she began to work for Jumia CI – Africa’s renowned unicorn – as head of Fashion managing the largest corporate supplier accounts for Ivory Coast.
Taking the start-up journey of Jumia as an inspiration, Ayebobo then founded, launched, and managed two businesses in the beauty and textile industries based in Abidjan.
At Janngo, she is responsible for evaluating the business potential of companies in which Janngo has an investment interest, in order to help them assess their market and accelerate their profitability.
Outside of that, Ayebobo loves baking, theater and collecting african art.
is a Board Member, Chief Financial Officer of Janngo. Vincent has been a Partner at PWC for 20 years. He is an industry leader for Transport and Logistics. His role consists in animating a team of 100 persons. The main customers of the industry are Air France, SNCF, RATP, CMA, Stef, FM Logistics, ID Logistics etc.
Vincent is or has been the statutory auditor of Keolis (5bn€ turnover, public transportation), Fraikin (LBO), HAS-Soflog (LBO), Arqana (LBO), Archos (Euronext), SIPH (Euronext), Foncière Volta (Euronext), We.Connect (Alternext) etc. He spent 2 years and a half at the PwC Los Angeles office between November 1988 and June 1991. He is married and has 5 daughters. Vincent likes swimming, playing bridge and visiting Africa.