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Supporting start-ups

Noel Daniel is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Kudu Ventures, the first Ethiopian Venture Capital Firm in the nation. Noel is on a drive to motivate and invest in young entrepreneurs. The Ethiopian – American / German entrepreneur spoke to The Reporters Samuel Getachew on his venture capital, on the recent investment he made through iCog, known for its work on Artificial Intelligence and reflects on how Ethiopia can begin to attract Venture Capital investments. Excerpts:

Player turned coach

Since joining the first team of St. George FC in 1995, he has played as a midfielder and a fullback until 2003. Well-known for his leadership qualities on and off the field, senior coaches believed he had a bright future in coaching.

Reform is generational

Kristalina Georgieva is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Bank since January 2017. Georgieva was also the World Bank Group interim President in the leadership transition of 2019.

“This change happened because Ethiopians demanded it”

Nicholas Barnett is the outgoing press officer at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. He served in Addis Ababa for the past three years during which he met a lot of people, traveled across the country and learned much about the history, culture and people of Ethiopia.