Head of Ventures
Rich looks after all Baobab portfolio businesses, with a focus on growth, partnerships and fundraising. As head of Ventures, Rich’s role includes building awareness of our work across Africa, supporting founders with local growth, and also working to scale ventures internationally. Before joining The Baobab Network, Rich was part of the founding team at Yagro, the UK’s fastest growing AgTech start-up. Before that, Rich worked at a number of different start-ups, and is also a fully qualified teacher.
As a Cambridge and SOAS graduate, Rich is passionate about development and holds the world record for the furthest a TukTuk has ever travelled around the world, having traversed Africa, South East Asia and South America for 16 months in 2013 raising awareness about education.