Kashira Naidoo

Kashira Naidoo

Kashira is an experienced tech entrepreneur, innovation and disruption enthusiast, chartered accountant and a venture capitalist.  She is the co-founder of two South African technology companies, one which is a tech-security analytics business that has been launched in the United States and an analytics company. She has also co-founded one of the largest polyurethane foam manufacturing business in sub-Saharan Africa.  She is currently part of Nedbank Venture Capital, where she responsible for the evaluation of tech investments opportunities, investment valuations, financial modelling, deal sourcing and is specifically working on a Nedbank VC expansion plan into Asian markets. She is a mentor to tech start-up companies, particularly those companies in the StartUpBootCamp accelerator program and PlugandPlay accelerator program. Over and above her Venture Capital responsibilities, she has been working for the last few months in the Nedbank Disruption and Innovation team where she has built networks and sourced top quality technology companies from around the world (San Francisco, New York, South-East Asia, Singapore, Bangalore, Israel etc).  She has also completed the Oxford University (UK) Fintech Programme. Kashira believes it is important to unlock opportunities of technology companies on the African continent and aims to form a bridge between other emerging technologies onto the African continent. She believes that by addressing the significant funding gaps and through investing in technological innovation within emerging economies, it will create a meaningful impact on many lives and the world as a whole.

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