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Oluwajimi Aliyu Akitunde: There are a lot of viable potentials in underrepresented regions. Stop overlooking these regions. Start looking into the growing potential in this sectors

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📈 Tell us about yourself?

Oluwajimi is currently the CTO and founding partner at TSC, a hybrid venture capital firm. I bring a unique blend of technical expertise and business development acumen to the table.

With a background in chemical engineering and a passion for driving positive change, I am constantly seeking out opportunities to invest in and work with companies that have the potential to make a meaningful impact & building innovative startups that are solving real problems within northern Nigeria & globally.

In addition to my role at the VC firm, I am also deeply committed to humanitarian causes and strive to use my skills and resources to give back to my community.

📈 If you could give one piece of advice to other investors, what would it be?

There are a lot of viable potentials in underrepresented regions. Stop overlooking these regions. Start looking into the growing potential in this sectors

📈 If you could give one piece of advice to startup founders looking to get funding from you, what would you say?

Find ways to build products that don’t need funding before you start recording traction so your raise helps you scale & extend your runway.

📈 What do you look for in the founding team of the startups you invest in?

Their level of Innovation or innovational inclusion. The burn rate and the team structure and members

📈 Is there a trait you have noticed predicts success in your investments?

Founders that use economic, sustainable models of generating traction. This betters their chances of scaling

📈 How has COVID impacted your investment strategy and existing investments?

The investment strategy and existing investments were not in any way at all affected by covid and its devastations

📈 What do you see as the emerging areas of technology that you are looking to invest in?

Absolutely AI, Cleantech, and Recyclable wearables. There is so much emerging potential for innovational advancements in these sectors

📈 How do you source new investment opportunities?

Via our online application pipeline, accelerator [https://thescathgroup.com/accelerator]. Application is free and open for some months each year, after which vetting occurs

📈 How do people get involved/buy into your vision?

We organize investor brunch meetings so founders can have the right audience to pitch their vision as many times as possible.


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