Danai Musandu

Investor Relations Associate

Goodwell Investments

Biography

Danai Musandu is the Investor Relations Associate at Goodwell Investments. In her previous role at Goodwell Investments she was an Investment Associate building the Southern African portfolio. She joined the firm in 2016 as the first employee of the South African office. Goodwell Investments is an early stage impact investment firm focused on inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to the underserved.

Danai has a Bachelors of Commerce, majoring in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BcomPPE) and in 2015 completed her Postgraduate Honours in Economics. She was born and raised in the former bread basket of Africa – Zimbabwe – and watched it become an empty basket case. Having experienced success dilapidate into economic crisis, she is passionate about contributing to the future African Renaissance, working towards growing the next generation of African wealth through entrepreneurship.

Danai is committed to growing the early-stage investment landscape in Africa and is involved in various initiatives as a mentor and young thought-leader. She is an inhouse mentor for XL Africa, Allan Grey Orbis Foundation and Startupbootcamp Africa. She sits on the advisory of African Trust, an early stage gender-lens fund committed to investing in Africa’s Women entrepreneurs. She also contributes to the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Oxford MBA Executive Impact Investing Course.

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