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My goal is to guide entrepreneurs and investors to achieve their potential by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. I am passionate about Startups, Venture Capital, and finding ways to promote development in Africa through business. In particular, I have a strong interest in Digital Tech, AI, Aerospace, Real Estate, and Fintech.
This blog will cover startups and VC as of May 2022. Past topics include leadership and business development.
A bit about me:
My name is Dan Idhenga and I am a London-based Investor at 1818 Venture Capital. We invest in digital technology, companies with underrepresented founders, and startups with a social purpose. Having lived in ten countries, I’ve developed a global mindset and sharp attention to detail that has provided me opportunities to explore and engage with people from different backgrounds in a personal and professional capacity.
As a Co-Founder of London Venture Capital Network, I have identified, supported, and helped others to invest in startups with potential for positive global impact. Through the LVCN structure, I previously directed two cohorts of the London VC Fellowship (LVCF), through which I have trained 18 students to become VC Analysts. I have also moderated several professional events at King’s College London, which have featured notable Startups and Venture Capital firms including Atomico, Antler, Northzone, Motion Ventures, Hambro Perks, and many more.
I also serve as the Vice President of the Bonny Vaino Idhenga Foundation (BVIF). Since 2014, I have coordinated donations of critical items to underserved communities in Namibia, including incubators for newborn babies, food items, clothing, mattresses and more. I collaborate with foreign patrons to ensure proper distribution of donations to vulnerable beneficiaries. I am currently working with a Himba village in northern Namibia to establish a vocational training centre for youth empowerment.
While living in New York, I was a founding member of ConfirmD by BuddyCheque, a healthtech startup that was acquired in December 2021. I believe that this successful exit was the product of years of experience gained from previous endeavours including at In Case Audio, a startup I co-founded in 2016. I’ve learned the ins and outs of bootstrapping and launching a company under the guidance of Angel Investors and VCs. As a result, I gained experience in prototyping products, conducting primary market research, and leading teams.
In addition to my startup interests I provide private consulting services to clients who require help with various types of business functions. In particular, I am proficient in business development, logistics, and startup consulting.
Thank you for visiting my website and following my journey, be sure to visit the blog page to learn more!
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DAN PANDENI IDHENGA
Investor at 1818 Venture Capital,
Consultant, & Co-Founder of