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About our team

Delta40 is a team of experienced entrepreneurs, operators and investors.  We have been building innovative companies in Africa for a combined 60+ years and love rolling up our sleeves to really help Founders grow their venture from idea to pan-African scale.

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A diverse, innovative and hard working team...

 

We foster an environment where diverse perspectives are not just valued but celebrated. Our team is driven by a collective passion for unlocking Africa's potential and addressing global challenges.

Meet the Team

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Lyndsay Holley Handler

Founder & Managing Partner

Working with Lyndsay means embracing a fast-paced, action-packed journey where efficiency meets exhilaration.

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Elana Laichena

Portfolio Director

Elana's leadership inspires the team to embrace innovation and welcome change with enthusiasm.

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Helidah Wagude

Business Analyst/EA

Helidah's attention to detail is unparalleled, and she is the go-to person for turning chaos into organized success

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Sidee Dlamini

Talent & Strategic Partnerships Director

With Sidee, work isn't a routine; it's an ongoing parade of creativity where every idea gets its own float.

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Tyler Karahalios

Chief of Staff

Tyler's enthusiasm for recognizing achievements creates a positive and rewarding work environment

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Cynthia Muhia

People and Talent Operations Associate

Thia ís known for her positive energy and can-do attitude

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Payan Ole-MoiYoi

Product & Industrial Design Director

With Payan, team meetings turn into a strategic concerts where ideas harmonize and deadlines become the tempo

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Kanini Mutooni

Venture Partner

Experienced Board member with a demonstrated leadership skills with an results focussed mindset with Global executive level experience gained in the financial services sector and non-profit sector.

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Christine Muiru

Studio Operations Analyst

Christine believes that a team that plays together, excels together

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Venture Support Associate

An investment professional with over 7 years of experience in corporate finance, management consulting, investment analysis, capital markets research, strategy, and project management within Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Post Investment Director

Global professional with experience in five continents

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Venture Partner, Energy

Versatile engineering and business professional with 20+ years experience in product development and global operations for technology businesses.

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Venture Partner

Juliana's experiences range from diligence, sourcing, and investment strategy, to board level decision making and advisory activities.

Our board

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Ada Osakwe

Board Chair

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Board Member

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Our advisors

Our board

We bring >100 Years of Founder, Operator, and Investor experience in Africa to select, scale, and exit the best opportunities and the team is growing in 2024

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Erik Hersman

Serial Entrepreneur
Gridless, BRCK, Ushahidi, Savannah Fund

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Party Leader & Chairman
Farmers Party of Kenya

Irungu Nyakera

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Jit Bhattacharya

Co-Founder & CEO
BasiGo

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Former Head of Africa
British International Investment (BII)

Tenbite Ermias

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Managing Partner, East Africa McKinsey & Company

Bob O’Connor

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Rodney Carew

Investment Director

BESTSELLER Foundation

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Co-Founder & CFO Adia Thermal

Nikita Smeshko

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Fred Swaniker

CEO African Leadership Group

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Deputy Director
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Andreas Zeller

Co-CEO & Director
Open Capital Advisors

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Head of Portfolio & Platform AHL Venture Partners

Brad Magrath

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Managing Partner, East Africa McKinsey & Company

Omid Kassiri

Where we are...

Our offices in Nairobi, Kenya

A dynamic hub for creative minds, entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders, and impact investors.

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