Audrey Verhaeghe

Board Member, ANZA Capital

Dr Verhaeghe serves on various boards where innovation, tech start-up investment and entrepreneurship play an important role. She has co-founded the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), The SA Innovation Summit (SAIS) and very recently ANZA Capital. She is an active angel investor. She spearheaded the commercialisation of the SA Innovation Summit as a Southern African Institution and main innovation event for the country. Her vision is to raise multiple rounds of funds to support 10 000 enterprises over the next 10 years across Africa.

SAIS and ANZA Capital developed an Investment Readiness Accelerator, a Match and Invest platform that matches Tech Start-ups with Investment, made various early- stage investments and is in process to raise their first early- stage fund for scalable technology entrepreneurs.