Maya Horgan Famodu
Maya Horgan Famodu is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in Sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems.
She is Founder and Ecosystem Architect of Ingressive, an investment and mentorship platform changing the way African founders scale. Ingressive’s network includes a 2,0000+ member angel database, and semi-annual Tour of Tech trips to the continent where tech investors and successful founders come to meet, mentor, and learn from local ecosystem leaders. Tour of Tech’s last event convened over 150+ global investors and tech leaders including leadership from 500 Startups, Techstars, and Glickman Trust–to name a few–all three of whom went on to invest in or officially advise companies they met that week in Lagos. She has been featured in BusinessDay, Inc, Huffington Post, Bella Naija, ThisDay, The Guardian, and many others, for her work here.
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 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 regularly contributes to the Huffington Post.