AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Global Innovation Fund
Simeon Bridgewater is an Investment Director at GIF, sourcing, evaluating, and managing investments in socially innovative businesses. Simeon’s portfolio spans multiple sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia.
Previously, Simeon was an Investment Manager at Northstar Ventures, a UK tech-focused venture capital fund. Here Simeon managed investments across five different funds, including Northstar’s first impact focused fund. Notably, Simeon helped structure a pioneering social impact bond to reduce homelessness in the North East of the UK.
Prior to Northstar, Simeon worked as a consultant at Deloitte, specialising in financial advisory and corporate finance. Simeon helped lead the ‘Social Innovation Pioneers Programme’, a suite of consulting support to fast growing social enterprises.
Simeon holds a BA in Theology and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.