Maurizio CaioFounder & Managing Partner at TLCom Capital
Maurizio Caio is the Founder and Managing Partner of TLcom Capital LLP where he has been focusing on mobile technologies and services, web enabled services and GDP verticals, broadband network infrastructure, and applications of ICT to SMEs since the firm’s foundation in 1999. His current board positions include companies in the mobile, broadband, digital media and silicon space in Europe, the US and Africa. He is currently based in Nairobi and works frequently in Silicon Valley and London.
Maurizio cooperates with the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) and their Accra and Nairobi based innovation centers, is on the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Office in London, and is an advisor of the GSMA Mobile for Development initiative.
He is the chairman of the TIDE Foundation, a non for profit organization focused on improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa.
Prior to TLcom, Maurizio was a founding partner of Bain & Company in Italy and a Director of Bain & Company, leading the firm’s European TMT practice, and serving clients from the firm’s European and San Francisco offices. Previously, he was with McKinsey & Company in Europe, focusing on technology and growth strategy. Before founding TLcom, he spent 15 years advising CEOs and senior management of European and Silicon Valley telecommunications and technology companies on strategy, operations, commercial development, strategic partnerships, and merger and acquisitions. Maurizio also served as Deputy Chairman of an international cooperation NGO working with local communities in Central America, East Africa and South East Asia, with a focus on social entrepreneurship and income generating programs. He is the Chairman of the TIDE Foundation