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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Charmaine Hayden
Fund Manager at GOODsoil VC


Charmaine Hayden is the visionary Fund Manager behind Goodsoil VC, an Africa-focused fund that invests in early-stage startups with exceptional founders. Her investment philosophy is driven by a passion for solutions that address the world's biggest problems, with a particular focus on sustainable tech and tech-enabled startups

Before founding Goodsoil VC, Charmaine had already made a name for herself in the talent industry, thanks to her award-winning agency, which provided diversity-focused talent for globally recognized brands. A champion of underrepresented groups, Charmaine also established a technical support and incubation community for UK-based female entrepreneurs. Her unconventional personal and professional background enables her to identify promising opportunities that are often overlooked when identifying top-tier startups.

Charmaine is not only an exceptional fund manager but also a captivating public speaker, renowned for her innate ability to connect with audiences. Her diverse professional background, including her experience as a TV presenter and BBC radio personality, has undoubtedly shaped her charismatic persona and relatability on stage. With her unique career path, she possesses the skills and expertise to engage any audience effectively, leaving a lasting impact on attendees. It's no surprise that she is in high demand as a public speaker.

Agenda Sessions

  • Interactive session: How to and how not to pitch