Kunle Akinola

Kunle AkinolaSenior Investment Associate

Kunle has 7 years of experience across venture capital and private equity, advisory, corporate development, and entrepreneurship. Kunle has advised on fundraising transactions across the globe in excess of $50 million across biotech, manufacturing and TMT. Kunle was also part of a team managing a tech-focused venture and fund of funds portfolio size of over $60 million.

Prior to joining Aruwa Capital, Kunle led the $10m venture capital Fund at The Oak Capital where he was responsible for deal origination and execution, portfolio management, fund formation and operations and investor relations. Kunle also worked on the Tech Investment Team and Fund of Funds portfolio at Platform Capital, investing, advising, and managing early-stage technology companies and tech-focused venture Funds across USA, LATAM and Africa.

Prior to that, Kunle founded and operated King’s Agric; an agricultural financing and marketing firm and King’s Consult; an MSME focused advisory firm.

Kunle is passionate about building, investing, and working with companies in their early stages that are solving critical needs in the local African economy and creating mass employment opportunities that add significantly to the highly needed middle-class population in Africa.

Kunle has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Ilorin.