Brenda Wangari is the Head of Portfolio Success at Madica where she works closely with local and often overlooked founders to grow their businesses.
Prior to Madica, Brenda oversaw entrepreneur support programs in Africa at Village Capital. She worked with innovation hubs from across the continent helping them chart a path towards sustainability while scaling up the services and programs they offer to entrepreneurs.
She was lead author on two reports titled : ‘Unlocking Pipeline: A playbook on entrepreneur support in Africa' and ‘What can the World Learn from Ugandan ESOs?’ Both reports provided best practices for Entrepreneur Support Organizations, grant makers and startup investors and high-level snapshots of today's African innovation landscape.
Brenda’s prior experience includes leading business operations for the clean energy startup, business development for a gift card marketplace and tech news reporting. Brenda is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and THNK School of Creative Leadership.