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Opeyemi Awoyemi

Founding Partner at Venture Kinetics


Opeyemi Awoyemi is the Founding Partner of Venture Kinetics, an impact technology investment platform focused exclusively on disruptive innovations for Sub Saharan Africa.

Opeyemi is a Master of Scale and has successfully built two category leaders from scratch in these niches: Employment, and Web Hosting & Domain Registration.

Previously, the CIO & Co-Founder of Jobberman, the largest online recruitment platform in Sub-Saharan Africa with footprints across East and West Africa. Opeyemi played a pivotal role in building the largest online classifieds group in Africa, Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) and partially exited to a stellar group of institutional investors like Ringer AG, Tiger Global, and SEEK. His last role at ROAM was as Head of Jobs division, with Product strategy and P&L responsibility across 5 countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya,Tanzania, Uganda).

He is the Founder & Chairman of WhoGoHost, the largest domain and hosting service in Nigeria with over 50% market share of .ng ccTLD domains. Through his work in Marketing,Products, and Technology, Opeyemi has directly and indirectly impacted over 10 million people.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and completed an executive education program for CIOs and Technology Leaders from CIO Institute, Haas Business School and an executive education program at Wharton Business School on Innovation and Growth.

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