Tijan WattCo-Founder & Managing Partner at Wuri Ventures
Tijan has enjoyed a 20 year career as both an operating entrepreneur, creating dynamic companies in Senegal and in the US, and an investor, working in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Private Equity at Nigerian firm Travant Capital Partners. Tijan graduated summa cum laude and phi beta kappa from Howard University in Mathematics / Computer Science and holds an MBA from Harvard University.
Tijan is co-founder and Managing Partner of Wuri Ventures (www.wuri.vc) has spent two decades devoted to promoting entrepreneurship in Africa, and has built and operated several startups on the ground in Africa, and is an active writer (www.tijanwatt.com) on business in Africa.
Wuri Ventures is a Venture Capital fund focusing on Pre-Seed and Seed opportunities across the continent of Africa. We work closely with entrepreneurs to help them conceive and develop important innovations for the continent.
Wuri Ventures has advised and invested in more than 20 companies including regional leaders like Carry1st, Lori Systems and WhereIsMyTransport, alongside global investors including a16z, Google, Samsung Ventures, Avenir Growth, CRE and SBI amongst others, as well as Senegal headquartered companies including Cauri Money and Caytu Robotics.