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Duncan Muchangi

VC Investor at Unicorn Growth Capital

Venture Capital Investor at Unicorn Growth Capital with experience in starting & operating business in Africa.

Duncan Muchangi is an experienced entrepreneur, operator, and investor.
Duncan is currently focused on investing and supporting high-growth companies in their next stages of growth with capital and technical expertise.
He has founded, invested in, and advised various leading technology platforms;
He is the Founding Principal of Unicron Growth Capital, a private investments platform investing at the intersection of TradFi & DeFi in high-growth Web3.0 companies, and an LP at Rally Cap Ventures, an angel investor collective supporting early-stage startups and venture funds in LatAm, Africa, and Southeast Asia. In his most recent role, Duncan served as the Director of Antler East Africa, a global early-stage VC and an advisor to Seedstars, a global impact investment fund focused on emerging markets.

He was formerly the Operating Partner of Element Inc. – a pioneer of mobile deep learning (AI) operating in NYC, Africa, and Southeast Asia and co-founded by Yann LeCun, Chief AI Scientist at Meta and Turing Award Laureate. Prior to Element Inc., Duncan was a Managing Director at Jumia Group where he led the launch and scaling up of Ecommerce & Fintech businesses at Africa’s first Unicorn across various countries. As Managing Director of Jumia Pay, he led the launch of various Fintech products in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast & Egypt including merchant lending marketplace and BNPL financial solutions for consumers.

Duncan launched and managed Jumia’s online food delivery business, Jumia Food, in Rwanda & Kenya where he pioneered a new business model through strategic partnerships resulting in a €75 Million pre-IPO investment from Pernod Ricard.

He graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) focused on Finance, Accounting & Management from Bradford University School of Management; He is a passionate digital native with a background in BSc. Electronic & Computer Engineering.