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Eric Osiakwan

Managing Partner at Chanzo Capital

Profile

Eric Osiakwan is aTech Entrepreneur and Angel investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadershipacross Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries setting upISPs, ISPAs, IXPs and high-tech startups. He Co-Foundered Angel Africa List,Angel Fair Africa and currently serves on the board of Farmerline, Forhey,Teranga Solutions, Siqueries, Arifu, Wanjo Foods, Ghana Cyber City, WABco, SeedEngine and Appfrica – some of which are his investment.

Hehas founded and built companies and organizations including GNVC, GISPA,AfrISPA, Internet Research, InHand, PenPlusBytes, African Elections Portal,FOSSFA and Ghana Connect. He was part of the team that built the TEAMSsubmarine cable in East Africa and an ICT Consultant for the WorldBank, SorosFoundations, UNDP, USAID, USDoJ, USDoS as well as African governments andprivate firms. He co-authored the “Open Access Model”, adopted globally by thetelecommunications industry, “Negotiating the Net” – the politics of InternetDiffusion in Africa and “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic Group. He wasinvited to contribute ideas to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission forAfrica. Eric is a Stanford, MIT, Harvard, TED and Poptech fellow.