Kiendel Burritt has 20+ years of experience making investments across Africa. She has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and practical issues involved in making early-stage investments as well as supporting companies in early and growth stages to scale. She has deployed capital using a range of instruments included equity, quasi-equity and debt. As the founder of Digital Africa Investment, Kiendel makes investments in and advises digitally-enabled businesses in Africa which have potential for large-scale economic and social impact. In addition to investing on behalf of Funds, Ms. Burritt has become an active angel investor in pre-seed and seed funding rounds having invested in companies in diverse sectors: fintech, AI, logistics, healthtech, regtech and local content creation, curation and distribution (quizzes, games, music and film.) With a keen interest in ocean economy businesses, Kiendel is mentoring ocean economy businesses with the ambition to include sustainable ocean economy businesses in her own angel portfolio.
Ms. Burritt holds an MPA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in History (Magna Cum Laude) from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.