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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
24-26 June, 2024
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Idris Bello
Founding Partner at Loftyinc Capital Management


Idris Ayo Bello, a self-described ‘Afropreneur’, is a Founding Partner at LoftyInc Capital, an Africafocused early stage venture capital firm. Listed among CNN’s Top Ten African Technology Voices, Idris has mentored and catalyzed scores of contributors across the growing African technology landscape.

Over the last decade through LoftyInc, Idris has led investments into over 150 of Africa’s fastest growing startups, including two unicorns and continues to devote his efforts to the development of innovation-driven, technology-enabled social enterprises that empower the underserved on the continent.

He holds degrees in Computer Engineering (BSc first class hons.) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, Computer Science & Data Mining (MSc.) from the University of Houston, and Global Health Science (MSc.) from the University of Oxford, UK. He also holds an MBA from Rice University, USA.

Having held senior management roles at Chevron Corporation, ExxonMobil and the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative, his experience spans across energy, technology and healthcare in the USA and sub-Saharan Africa.

Idris spends most of his time between Houston, Lagos, Cairo, and airport lounges

About LoftyInc Capital

LoftyInc Capital is a leading seed-stage venture capital firm in Africa, having played a pioneering role in the African tech ecosystem.

To date, LoftyInc has invested c.USD25m into over 150 of Africa’s fastest growing enterprises, including two unicorns and attracted c.USD1.5b in follow-on funding into its portfolio companies. It has also built an extensive ecosystem in the process, spanning tech hubs, angel networks, and talent platforms.

Agenda Sessions

  • Africa and all things tech