Barbara Iyayi
Barbara Iyayi
CEO & Founding Partner, Unicorn Growth Capital

Barbara is a CEO & Founding Partner at Unicorn Growth Capital
Over 16 years global experience in Financial Services spanning venture capital, private equity, investment banking and technology
Has invested in, scaled and advised FinTech and financial services companies globally
Board member of the Web Foundation, an international non-profit focused on digital equality, founded by Sir Tim Bernes-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web
Former Chief Growth Officer and Managing Director for Africa of Element Inc. - a pioneer of mobile deep learning (AI) operating in the US, Africa and Southeast Asia
Former venture partner and advisory board member to Lateral Capital, early-stage VC fund
Part of the inaugural team that established Atlas Mara, LSE-listed financial services investment platform (first SPAC for Africa), raised over $1bn, and led acquisitions and investments in banks in 7 countries
Worked on global transactions of over $15bn at various financial institutions, including as Vice President, Investment Banking at JPMorgan, New York and UBS
Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University in the US

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