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Profile: Yassine Oussaifi

Yassine Oussaifi is a Partner within AfricInvest Innovation Fund and a seasoned end to end early stage investor. Yassine has led several transactions in the venture space for early stage tech enabled companies operating in different sectors and different regions on the African continent.

Since joining AfricInvest in 2012, Yassine was first in charge of an early stage and Small-Cap Fund fully deployed in a diversity of sectors, then he worked on several investments in the financial sector space in North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Yassine is an Engineer, graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines in France and holds an MBA from College des Ingénieurs.

AfricInvest is a Pan-African Investment Platform managing private equity, venture capital and private debt vehicles with over EUR 1.5 billion of assets under management.

Founded in 1994, AfricInvest has today a team of over 80 investment professionals and operates through nine offices in Algeria, Egypt, France, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia. Since inception, the team has made over 150 investments across several sectors in 25 African countries. AfricInvest investor base includes prominent development finance institutions, sovereign wealth funds, fund of funds and private individuals. AfricInvest co-founded several PE and VC industry associations: AVCA (Africa), EMPEA (Emerging Markets), Euromed (Mediterranean), EAVCA (East Africa), ATIC (Tunisia) and AMIC (Morocco). AfricInvest is a member of AFIC (France).

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