Maya Horgan Famodu is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in Sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems.
She is Founder of Ingressive, an investment group that backs top African tech, and leads investment tourism “Tour of Tech” to the continent.
She’s brought companies including Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Techstars to Nigeria to meet local tech ecosystem, then invest in deals. Their last event convened over 150+ global investors and tech leaders, many of whom went on to invest in or officially advise companies they met that week in Lagos. She has been featured in Financial Times, BusinessDay, Inc, Huffington Post, Bella Naija, ThisDay, The Guardian, and many others.
Maya attended Pomona College after completing the Cornell University Prelaw Program, and worked within the banking sector of JPMorgan Chase. She conducted extensive emerging market economic research in the Caribbean, Central American, and Sub-Saharan Africa, and before starting Ingressive, Maya worked in private equity research, then consulted with businesses looking to enter the West African market.
Ms. Horgan-Famodu regularly organizes Influencers Salons around the world, convening Africa’s startup elite to do business with global investors and tech companies looking to expand to the continent. Some Influencers Salons clients include Y Combinator, Orange Telecom, Andela, and will feature GitHub and New Relic this fall.
In her spare time, Maya loves to exercise, ride her motorcycle, and travel. She also dances, choreographs, and contributes to the Huffington Post.