Margaret O'ConnorChair at Launch Africa Venture Fund
Ms Margaret O’Connor brings 30 years’ experience as a Silicon Valley funded tech entrepreneur, MasterCard executive, FT journalist, gender lens investor, and former government advisor in the US, UK, Asia, Africa, and Europe to her current tech investment management portfolio.
Her current portfolio career includes:
- independent director of Chrysalis Investments Ltd (CHRY:LSE), a FTSE 250 Investment Trust providing crossover capital to pre-IPO disruptive tech companies like Klarna and Starling Bank
- Chair of Launch Africa Venture Fund, a pioneering African seed VC fund that has invested in 94+ tech companies across 17 countries.
- Investment Committee of a new pan-African women in tech fund called Five35 Ventures
- Chair of a Namibian fintech and regtech company