Founder and Managing Partner, Savannah Fund
Mbwana Alliy is the founder and managing partner at Savannah Fund, an Africa focused Technology Venture Capital fund that runs both an accelerator and seedinvestments in e-commerce, gaming, education technology and social networking.
He is passionate about product development and launching new ventures in technology. He is an experienced Product Manager within consumer web, enterprise Software & SaaS. He is originally from Tanzania and has lived and worked in 3 continents (USA, Europe and Africa). He has a Bachelor's Engineering degree from Bristol University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate school of Business.
As of 2017, he has overseen 26 investments in Africa in 6 countries (Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe Nigeria and Ghana). These companies, most less than 2 years old have generated over 200 full time jobs and raised over $50 Million in venture financing. Savannah Fund is headquartered in Mauritius with Offices in Tanzania and Kenya and satellite offices in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Kigali and Lagos.