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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Chenelle Ansah
Managing Partner at LightPace VC


Passionate about the intersectionality between Diversity, Fintech and Climate Change. Investing across Europe & Africa.

Chenelle is one of the leading black female investors in Venture Capital in the UK. An emerging fund manager and managing partner of LightPace VC, an early-stage Venture Capital Fund focused on advancing People and the Planet.

She has worked in Financial Services for 16+ years and has spent the last 10 years working at the intersection of Fintech and Diversity. A Partner at Cornerstone Partners (the UK's first black-owned investment firm), Chairwoman of the Investment Committee and Board Advisor at Crisis Venture Studio.

A two-time awardee of Innovate Finance’s Standout Women in Fintech on Innovate UK’s Fintech Power list 2022 & 2021. Featured in Forbes, The Sunday Times, BBC news and BBC Radio 4, Chenelle is often at the forefront of discussions pertaining to creating access to capital and inclusion. She has been instrumental in influencing Government policy to create better opportunities for SMEs and Diverse founders.

Agenda Sessions

  • Health is wealth