Thought Leader

The Entrepreneurial Passport

We have far more in common than that which divides us.

That's what I've learned from living in 4 countries and traveling to 68.

I love being invited to speak at events and conferences, because it's often an often to travel (even if only virtually) and to learn. Being considered a thought leader has opened up the world to me, as it's allowed to travel to and learn from countries including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, the UAE and Ukraine.

The topics that I've covered (as demonstrated by the photos and videos below) include:

  • Investing in start-ups (based on generating a $1.6 billion portfolio of 190 companies);

  • Fundraising tips for founders (based on my start-ups having raised $254m in 3rd-party funding);

  • Open innovation (based on running an incubation arm and early-stage fund of a large corporate for 9 years in Spain and the UK);

  • Diversifying entrepreneurship (based on various board positions, articles written in Forbes and lived experience);

  • Diversifying venture capital (based on various board positions, articles written in Forbes and lived experience); and

  • Building ecosystems globally (based on years of building ecosystems in the US, UK and Europe).

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Let's get in touch and change the world together!

Bangalore, India

Shenzen, China

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Saudi Arabia

Invitation from UK Prime Minister to celebrate tech

Buckingham Palace, London

United Nations

Bloomberg interview (London)

Invitation to Obama Town Hall in Spain

Istanbul, Turkey

Warsaw, Poland

Moscow, Russia

Athens, Greece

Spain (with King and Queen of Spain)

Warsaw, Poland (with Prince William and Duchess Kate)

South Africa

St. James Palace, London

Nasdaq, NYC

Seoul, South Korea

Milton Institute Conference, London


Invitation from UK Prime Minister for Black History Month

Paris, France (with Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia. First woman/ openly gay person to hold office)

Tel Aviv, Israel

Kiev, Ukraine

Beirut, Lebanon

Barcelona, Spain (500 Start-ups and Wayra event)

Invitation from UK Prime Minister for Pride Month

Number 10 Downing Street. Pride Celebration

Serbia. Sports Tech event

Start-up Grind: Fireside chat with Stacey Abrams

Cog X: Startup to IPO - Using your money to support racial equality. Fireside chat with Arlan Hamilton and Paul Groves

Visa Europe Brussels: Powering Growth

UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Department for International Trade: Barriers to Capital for Black Female Entrepreneurs

Banque du Liban (Lebanon): Fireside chat with Kalina King

Start-up Grind: Fireside chat with Diana Krantz (Molten Ventures)

Wayra: What Start-ups Should Do Post-Brexit

Basque Public Radio: Hosting Nonick 2012 (gaming conference)

Market Gravity: Corporate Entrepreneur Awards

Tech in Ghana Virtual 2020: Opportunity Knocks - Investment & Business for Ghana Tech Founders

Venture Day Minsk (Belarus)

Oxford Brookes University: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Start-up Grind London: Black Leaders Month

Acorn Accelerator for Teenagers

FounderTribes Black History Month Speaker Series: Building Diverse Ecosystems and ESG

DLA Piper Techlaw podcast: SESG - Building back better through diversity