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SuperReturn Emerging Markets
24-26 June, 2024
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Sewu-Steve Tawia
Managing Partner at Jaza Rift Ventures


Sewu-Steve Tawia is the Managing Partner at Jaza Rift Ventures, a leading $50m seed fund backing innovative and resilient early stage digital health, medtech and biotech startups founders across Africa. As a 4IR, emerging and frontier technologies expert, he is a finance leader with over 20 years of experience in impact investing, development & blended finance, strategy consulting, angel investing and venture capital/private equity funds and fund of funds in Europe and Africa.

Sewu-Steve is an alumnus of London Business School (UK), Audencia Business School (France), and has an executive leadership certificate in social entrepreneurship (EPSE) from Stanford GSB (USA). He holds a number of professional charters: including CDFP (Digital Finance), CAIA (Alternative Investments), CIFE (Islamic Finance), Prince 2 (Project Management) and Toastmasters (public speaking). He’s a speaker, MC, advisor (NED, IC), coach and mentor to various local and international organisations. He is also a JKA Karate Shotokan (4th Dan) and Kizomba instructor.

Agenda Sessions

  • VCs take the stage