Founder and Managing Partner, Savannah Fund
Mbwana Alliy is the founder and managing partner at Savannah Fund, an Africa focused Technology Venture Capital fund seed investments in e-commerce, gaming, education technology and social networking.
He is passionate about product development and launching new ventures in technology with an application to emerging and frontier markets. 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 2019, he has overseen over 30 investments in 7 countries, the latest being Ethiopia, and over $75M in coinvestments. These companies have generated over 400 full time jobs and raised over $60M 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 and Lagos.