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    Global South VC Capria Ventures Appoints African Partner to Double Down on Investment

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    Global South venture capital leader Capria Ventures has announced the promotion of Mobola da-Silva to Partner today. Da-Silva, who joined Capria as Venture Partner in February 2023, will spearhead the firm’s African investment strategy and contribute to its overall growth plans.

    “Mobola’s expertise in early-stage investing and her insights into the African market have been invaluable to our portfolio companies across emerging economies,” said Susana Garcia-Robles, Managing Partner at Capria Ventures. “We’re excited to elevate her to Partner. At Capria, diversity is core to our values, and we’re proud to promote women leaders in the VC industry.”

    Da-Silva’s promotion underscores Capria’s commitment to diversity within its leadership team. She acknowledged the importance of the role, stating, “I’m deeply honored to become Partner at Capria. As one of the few female VC partners in Africa, I’m committed to leveraging my unique perspective. Having witnessed the incredible potential and innovation across the continent for the past two decades, I’m eager to continue supporting the talented entrepreneurs who are transforming businesses and communities.”

    Prior to Capria, Da-Silva invested in tech-driven businesses at the uMunthu Fund, expanding access to essential goods and services for low-to-mid-income African households. Her prior experience at Alitheia Capital involved directing investments into key growth sectors while navigating the challenges of a young fund manager.

    Da-Silva boasts impressive academic credentials, including an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Science in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School. She currently resides in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Capria Ventures has a strong African portfolio, including startups like Moniepoint, Paymob, SeamlessHR, BFREE, Helium Health, MAX, and Faradai. The firm invests in early and early-growth stage companies across the Global South (India, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia) in sectors like Fintech, Jobtech, Edtech, Agtech, Climate, and SaaS.

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