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Kas is a founding member of Amano Capital and is the General Partner of Amano Ventures. He focuses on fund strategy, partnerships, value-add opportunities and financial analysis and has been accredited as one of the youngest fund managers on the African Continent. He has 10 years experience in Venture Capital and Corporate Finance in the United Kingdom and SADC. He has been at the forefront of the Zambian SME and technology ecosystem since 2018
He holds an upper class honours degree in Business Management from Loughborogh University, He sits on several boards in Zambia and has featured on TechCrunch, Pitchbook and Afridigest.
Sebastian joined Amano Capital in 2022, in his current position as Portfolio Manager. In this role he manages the technical evaluation, feasibility and strategic development of the Amano Ventures fund. His experience ranges from working as a researcher in public policy, to teaching economic history and art at the University of Cape Town (UCT), to managing an art collection, to monitoring and analysing several startups in Cape Town.
He holds a BA in History and Public Policy & Administration, a BA (Hons) in Economic History, and an MA (Distinction) in History, all from UCT.
Entrepreneur In Residence
Mkuzo joined Amano Capital in 2018 as an investment analyst. He subsequently got promoted to an investment associate, successfully closing on four equity capital raises amounting to $1.2m in the Amano Advisory portfolio. His roles range from strategic management, to corporate finance, to financial advisory, and milestone construction across the advisory portfolio.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Durham and is also the founding member of ComGrow, a top performing early stage financial technology in Zambia.
Chief Technology Adivsor
Mikael joined Amano in 2021 as technology advisor to the Amano Advisory portfolio. He specialises in full-stack development of applications, leading in project planning and implementation. Further, he offers broad-level advice to the Amano Ventures team in application analysis prior to investment decisions. He is one of Zambia’s leading technology developers.
He holds a BEng in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Chief Compliance Officer
Jonathan joined the team in 2018. Apart from his role as Chief Compliance Officer, his experience has focused on legal and business roles in Zambia, South Africa and UK. His specialities are in business compliance, corporate finance and financial law. He focuses on portfolio compliance for the Amano Advisory team and equally assists in Legal Risk for Amano Ventures.
He holds an LLM from Manchester University and a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of York. He also holds a BA in Politics from the University of Witwatersrand. He successfully passed the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) on his first attempt.
Portfolio Marketing Lead
Roxy joined in 2022 as a marketing advisor to assist with the Amano Ventures investment thesis. She subsequently focused on overall marketing for several portfolio companies assisting in their ideology and early-stage market implementation. She now leads in marketing strategy and execution for all our business divisions, and additionally helps in investor reporting and targeting.
She has 5-years experience experience in marketing in the UK, Australia and Zambia.
Anthony joined Amano in 2019 as the UX/UI advisor and implementor for several portfolio companies. His role evolved into leading the design for the Amano Advisory portfolio focusing on content creation, graphic design and investor reporting. He has 7 years experience in Australia focusing on graphic and architectural design for several large institutions.
Krishna joined the Amano Ventures division as an investment analyst in 2022. His main focus is handling large data sets, financial modelling and research and analysis for potential investments. He has been working closely with the General Partner in formalising the early stage fund investor roadshow, where he articulated large data sets into investor documentation.
Krishna is studying towards completing a BSc in Finance from London School of Economics