We are a team of entrepreneurs, bankers, and data analysts. We’ve worked for the last 15 years founding, advising and fundraising for SMEs. And we’ve come together to change the way SMEs in Africa get financed.
Zaheer (CEO) and Jerome met (COO) in Ethiopia where Zaheer led the Analytics team at the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency. We gelled and decided to move to South Africa to build BeyondSoil in 2020.
In 2021, we met Faz (as a participant in BeyondSoil venture builder). Faz is the entrepreneur in the team. He has built countless businesses and exited successfully 2 of them. As we got to know each other, we noticed that in this team lies the secret sauce to start a game-changing venture to increase financial inclusion for SMEs.
The rest is history.