Eline Blaauboer

Managing Partner

S&B Ventures


Eline Blaauboer has worked in the venture capital and private equity sector in both Europe and Africa for the last 20 years. She started her career at Gilde Investment Management, focused on investing in early stage IT companies in Europe, US and Israel. From 2004 she has been managing several small private equity and venture capital funds focused on Africa: TBL Mirror Fund, which deployed over $25m in equity towards East African SMEs, Safaricom Spark Fund, a $1m pilot corporate venture fund, invested into 6 mobile tech start-ups in Kenya, Safaricom Spark Fund 2, a $5m fund which was launched in March 2020 and is in talks with a $2-10m fund focused on tech businesses that improve legal justice. Eline sits on the IC of two agribusiness funds, FAFIN and IDH Farmfit, and on the board of EAVCA and Vereniging Veronica. Eline holds a Master’s degree in business economics from the University of Groningen.

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