Olufunbi Olowolafe

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About Me

Graduate of Imperial College London in Biology with Business Management (BSc Hons), Olufunbi is a co-founder of Ojoro Kitchen Limited.

His passion for combining agriculture with profit-orientated ventures culminated in the formation of Ojoro Kitchen in May 2015.

Born and Raised in London, U.K. Olufunbi moved to Nigeria in late 2014. Upon his return, it was clear that there were a number of significant challenges (and therefore opportunities) facing the average consumer in meal preparation.

These issues include, but are not limited to; erratic supply in both quantity and quality of locally produced crops, poor infrastructure and bad traffic results in consumers with time as a scarce resource and finally, a lack of quality, international-standard 'Made in Nigeria' products.

These issues were seen as an opportunity and a gap in the market by Olufunbi and his co-founder Victor. The two became fully immersed in this venture as Victor quit his job in KPMG to go full time in late 2016.  

Personal Details

Full Name

Olufunbi Olowolafe

Gender

Male

Date of birth

13/07/1990

Title

Mr

Organization

Ojoro Kitchen Limited

City

Lagos

Country

Nigeria

I am an...

Entrepreneur

Why are you interested in being part of VC4Africa?

Venture Capital for Africa will allow Ojoro Kitchen to network and connect with like minded individuals who see the vast potentials in the Nigerian and African FCMG market.

We are completely focused on introducing world-class standards to Made in Nigeria products and so recognize the need for recruiting top quality human and financial capital to Ojoro Kitchen.

We have a long-term view on Africa and it’s rising consumer class and believe that Africa will be a source of global growth in the next few decades to come. This means that we are also on the look out for other like minded firms that we may be able to partner with in a mutually beneficial fashion. VC4A provides the perfect platform for this.

Ojoro Kitchen has a commitment to implementing Corporate Sustainability standards and we have already begun working on a number of schemes including; education of small-holder farmers, training and employment of a young female workforce and a glass-jar recycling scheme.

To Offer

My areas of personal expertise include the following:

Finance, Legal

I can also offer the following expertise to the VC4Africa community:

I have a strong passion for entrepreneurship and the development of the African economy. Due to poor governance and a lack of strong institutions, I believe that major economic growth in the continent will be driven by strong private individuals.

I am able to offer advise from my own experiences and may be able to suggest on likely challenges and how to get around these. I have developed a strong network in Nigeria across many sectors and these may be of benefit to like minded firms.

Looking For

I am seeking expertise/coaching in the following areas:

Logistics and Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing

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