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Mobola da-Silva Joins Capria Ventures

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May 14, 2024, 10:46 p.m.
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Capria Ventures, a Global South specialist venture capital firm, has annoucned that it has appointed Mobola da-Silva, who joined as Venture Partner in February 2023, as Partner.

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Capria Ventures, a Global South specialist venture capital firm, has annoucned that it has appointed Mobola da-Silva, who joined as Venture Partner in February 2023, as Partner.

In her new role, da-Silvamwill be instrumental in driving Capria’s investment strategy in Africa and contributing towards the firm’s vision and growth ambition across the Global South.

“Over the last year, Mobola has brought a wealth of experience in early-stage investing to the Capria team. Her expertise in the African market has proven to be invaluable to our portfolio
companies across emerging markets. We are thrilled to name her as Partner. At Capria Ventures, diversity is more than just a concept, it is a core principle. We are proud to break the
trend of underrepresentation of women leaders in the venture capital industry,” said Susan Garcia-Robles, Managing Partner, Capria Ventures.

Prior to joining Capria as a Venture Partner, Mobola was a partner at the uMunthu Fund where she invested in technology-enabled businesses, providing access to essential goods and
services for low to middle-income households in Africa. During her time at Alitheia Capital, she channeled smart capital into key growth sectors and wore multiple hats in the entrepreneurial
environment of an emerging fund manager.

Da-Silva holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a London Business School Sloan Fellow with an MSc
in Leadership and Strategy. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya with her two teenage children.

Capria Ventures’ Africa portfolio includes startups like Moniepoint, Paymob, SeamlessHR, BFREE, Helium Health, MAX, and Faradai. Capria invests in early and early-growth stage
startups in the Global South (India, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia) across a range of sectors, including Fintech, Jobtech, Edtech, Agtech, Climate, and SaaS.

Commenting on her appointment, da-Silva said, “I am deeply honored to become a partner at Capria and proud to bring my unique perspective as one of a minority of female partners in venture capital in Africa. Over the last two decades, I have seen first-hand the incredible potential and innovation emerging from the continent and I am glad to continue driving meaningful change by supporting the diverse and talented entrepreneurs transforming businesses and communities. This is an exciting time for Capria and our portfolio companies, and I am thrilled to take on this new role at such a dynamic and forward-thinking firm.”

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