In this episode Venture Capital and Angel Investor Lavanya Anand, shares insights based on her experince in Kenya and other East and West African markets.
Lavanya Anand has been involved in the Venture Capital space operating in Kenya since 2018, she is a curious and forward- thinking investment professional, who seeks to faciltate social and econimic change in frontier and emerging markets.
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