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About The Speaker

Bakang Komanyane

Principal at E4E Africa, a Cape Town-based entrepreneur-centric VC firm, Bakang is a seasoned investment professional specializing in private equity and venture capital across Africa. With a background that includes senior roles at a pan-African gender-lens focused PE fund and an associate position at a global real estate fund valued at $100 billion, he brings extensive expertise in strategic investment and deal execution. Bakang holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University.

Panellist: What Investors Look For

Bakang Komanyane is a seasoned investment professional with a distinguished career in private equity and venture capital, focusing extensively on opportunities across Africa. Currently serving as Principal at E4E Africa, a prominent VC firm based in Cape Town that caters specifically to entrepreneurs, Bakang brings a wealth of experience in identifying and nurturing high-potential ventures.

Bakang’s journey in finance includes pivotal roles such as Senior Associate at a pan-African private equity fund with a specialized focus on gender-lens investing. Prior to this, he served as an Associate at a global real estate fund valued at $100 billion, where he gained invaluable insights into large-scale investment strategies and portfolio management.

Educationally, Bakang Komanyane holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, majoring in Economics. His academic foundation coupled with hands-on experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of economic dynamics and investment principles, particularly within the context of emerging markets and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Africa.

Throughout his career, Bakang has demonstrated a commitment to fostering sustainable growth and innovation in the African business landscape. His strategic mindset and proficiency in deal execution have contributed significantly to the success of various investment initiatives, positioning him as a respected figure in the venture capital community.

Catch Bakang Komanyane sharing his insights and expertise at industry events and panel discussions, including his participation in sessions focused on “What Investors Look For,” where he provides invaluable perspectives on investment criteria and strategies.