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Investment Team

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Joel NANA KONTCHOU

Founder & President

Electromechanical engineer with a marketing and financial management background from Columbia Business School in New York, USA, and IMD Business School in Switzerland. Nana Kontchou has over 35 years of experience in operations management, human resources, and marketing. For 10 years he was Vice President at Schlumberger, and more recently he served a 5-year tenure as General Manager of Eneo Cameroon.

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Hervé Martial DJOMGANG TCHOUANTI

Investment Financial Analyst

Financial Engineer with a background in Mathematical Modeling Applied to Economics and Finance at the National Advanced School of Engineering of Yaounde. Hervé Martial DJOMGANG TCHOUANTI has over 3 years of experience in global financial markets, and he actively mentors several technology startups across Sub-Saharan Africa. At Makoe Ventures, he is responsible for investment analysis and financial monitoring.

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Cameroon Angels Network

Investment Partner

Cameroon Angels Network (CAN), founded in 2014, is the first of its kind in the country. It brings together roughly 20 seasoned entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering Cameroonian startups. CAN offers support to young entrepreneurs across all sectors and industries, with a particular focus on technology. Its ultimate goal is to strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and position it as a top 3 player in sub-Saharan Africa. In the tech sector specifically, CAN collaborates with Makoe through co-investment opportunities.

Administrative Staff

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Bemando NGUEPGANG

Administrative & Financial Director

Marketing specialist with a Master of Marketing-Commerce-Sales from the Institut Supérieur des Technologies Appliquées et de Gestion (ISTAG). He is an accomplished professional with more than 7 years of experience in the energy, distribution and consulting sectors. He is skilled in the organization and management of teams in order to achieve the objectives set. He has several certifications in personal and managerial development obtained at H&C Digital Learning and in Sustainable Development at the Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable - IFDD and Senghor University in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Sandrine ELOMO ONGALI

Administrative Assistant

Executive assistant with a sociology and human resources degree from Yaoundé I and Yaoundé Sud Joseph Ndi Samba University. Sandrine ELOMO ONGALI is responsible for monitoring and communication with start-ups. With over 5 years of experience as an executive assistant in communications and investment companies as Cameroon Angels Network, she manages administrative and logistical duties for Makoe Ventures.

Advisors

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Franklin TCHANA KONTCHOU

Partner

Industrial Engineer with a CHEBAP specialization in concrete construction and framed building. A graduate of Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs in Lille, France and of the Centre des Hautes Études de la Construction in Paris, France, Tchana Kontchou has over 30 years of experience in the design and management of civil engineering projects. He has managed large public investment projects for 10 years in the Major Works Department of Cameroon and has provided technical services and project assistance to institutional and private investors.

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Rostand NJIKI DOUNOU

Partner

Medical Doctor specialized in public health and graduate of the Centre Universitaire des Sciences et de la Santé (University Center for Science and Health) in Yaounde and the l'université Henri Poincarré de Nancy 1. Njiki Ndounou has extensive training in project management, leadership, communication. He is a technical specialist in reproductive health and has worked nearly 20 years at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as national and international staff.

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Jessica KONTCHOU

Communications Advisor

Jessica Kontchou is an education-focused professional with diverse experience in diplomacy, communications, and professional development. She is an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she obtained an M.Ed. in International Education Policy. She is a seasoned writer, presenter, and designer who has spoken at various local and international conferences across the United States. 

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