Your warm intro to emerging markets
Operating partner Ovive in Kasarani, Nairobi County, Kenya
We are entrepreneurs and investors, networkers and technologists. Globally minded, but locally present.
Yvonne Okafor - Investment Officer
Mark Ochieng - Implementation Manager
Judy Cheptoo - Managing Director, Untapped Water LLC
James Moki - Embedded Systems and IoT Engineer
Lundie Strom - Partnerships and Communications Lead
Ayad Al-Izzi - Product Lead
Hippolyte Dursel - Investor Relations Manager
Fiona Njagi - Communications Manager & Editor In Chief, Untapped Insights
Anne Kimemia - Project Coordinator, Untapped Water LLC
Vincent Kienzler - CTO
Dan Nolan - Fund Manager
Kennedy Mutisya - IT Developer
What we do
The Untapped team is driven by the mission to create opportunities for the next billion entrepreneurs globally. We’re changing how investment and financing in emerging markets is done, in order to bridge the major market gap that existing institutions and business models don’t fulfill: accessible financing for small businesses that drive growth in developing markets.
At Untapped we see, every day, the tremendous tech talent and investment opportunities in developing markets. According to the World Bank, the funding gap for SMEs in emerging markets is $5.2T. This represents a momentous opportunity to unlock trillions of dollars of growth and wealth creation in the fastest-growing markets, by connecting those with the money to those with the know-how to make the biggest impact with it.
With our local presence and expertise, we take the best of traditional investment methods and adapt them to succeed in emerging markets contexts allowing you to reap strong returns, while inherently making an impact. Find out more about how we do it.