LAN which stands for the Lagos Angel Network has appointed a new Board of Governors to oversee the organization’s operations, which will kick start October 1, 2021.
The new board, led by Kola Aina, General Partner at Ventures Platform, has been saddled with repositioning the organization with a drive on recruiting and educating local angel investors, as well as championing early-stage investing advocacy in Nigeria.
Other members of the Board of Governors are Biola Alabi, founder, Biola Alabi Media, who will sit as Deputy Chair of the BoG; Yemi Keri, co-founder, Rising Tide Africa; Olumide Soyombo, co-founder, Voltron Capital; Iyin Aboyeji, founder, Future Africa; and Gerrad Olisa-Ashar, co-founder, Diaspora Angel Network.
LAN was founded in 2012, to facilitate the growth and development of a dynamic early-stage investment ecosystem in Nigeria, thereby contributing to the creation of a new generation of energetic entrepreneurs.
LAN’s mission is to invest in Lagos-based entrepreneurs and their early-stage businesses, give them access to our business networks, mentor and nurture them with the aim of building a sustainable business ecosystem.
The LAN group of Angels claims to have mentored, counselled, and invested in over a hundred Nigerian startups since its inception in 2012.
Rising Tide Africa (RTA), South South-East Angels Network (SSEAN), Abuja Angels Network (AAN), and the Diaspora Angels Network (DAN) are just a few of the Angel groups that have emerged from LAN.
The new board will be taking over from the leadership of co-founders, Tomi Davies and Dotun Sulaiman, and the current Board of Directors, Collins Onuegbu, Segun Olukoya, Yemi Keri, Dipo Adebo, David Richards, and Bunmi Lawson.
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