Nichole Yembra

Nichole is a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital (GHC), the investment arm of Venture Garden, where she fosters the growth of companies using technology to solve real African problems.

Nichole is the Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGG) and a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital (GHC), the investment arm of VGG. As a pioneering young black woman paving the way for the transformation of the continent’s leadership, she brings a unique perspective to the Africa Council of 8. In 2017, Forbes Africa listed Nichole as one of its 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa, and in 2019 she became a member of the Shared Value Africa Initiative Africa Council of 8.

At GreenHouse Capital, she fosters the growth of companies at the forefront of using technology to solve real African problems and has board responsibilities in a number of these companies. She brings experience from working in private and Fortune 500 companies to guide these portfolio companies through seed and series stages. The portfolio companies’ products have connected over 3000 students to tutors, completed one of the largest and most successful ICOs out of Africa, and increased banking services for Nigeria’s nearly 84.6 million unbanked population. Each of the companies has seen between 2X and 20X valuation growth since GHC’s investment.

Nichole serves with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was the Program Director for College MAP, a multi-year program providing underrepresented youth with tools to access university. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Cortex Hub, a South African incubator and is the cofounder and executive sponsor for the Garden Women’s Network (GWN) which was created to foster the recruitment, development, and retention of women in technology. She is an alumna of the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a graduate from the Master’s in Accounting Programme at Wake Forest University, and a licensed CPA.

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