Tanzania: Martin Warioba Funds Fintechs in Pre-seed and Seed Stages

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mercredi, 15 mai 2024 09:32

He has over 20 years of experience in information technology and payments. He applies his skills to the development of fintech and technology in Africa.

Martin Warioba, a Tanzanian entrepreneur and investor, established Warioba Ventures, a consulting and investment firm based in Dar es Salaam, in 2022. The firm’s primary objective is to foster an environment that encourages fintech and startups to address Africa’s significant challenges through technology. Its offerings include investment, fintech and startup development, corporate strategy, payments, and technology consulting.

Warioba Ventures concentrates on East Africa, providing not only financial support to entrepreneurs but also technical expertise, advanced  market understanding, and assistance. The firm primarily focuses on early-stage and seed-phase startups with innovative business models, increasing revenues, a robust economic base, and the potential for expansion throughout Africa.

In addition to his role at Warioba Ventures, Martin Warioba is a non-executive director at Dawa Mkononi, a pharmaceutical company committed to enhancing access to medicines in Tanzania and across Africa. He also presides over the board of the CRDB Bank Foundation.

Martin Warioba earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Louisiana State University in 2003 and a Master’s in Information Management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2007. Before launching Warioba Ventures, he co-founded WS Technology Consulting, a technology and consulting firm, in 2011.

Warioba began his professional journey in 2004 at the Central Bank of Tanzania as an IT analyst and programmer. In 2006, he advanced to the role of project manager at CVS Health, a company specializing in health solutions. He joined Deloitte as a technology integration consultant in 2007. From 2009 to 2013, he worked as a technology analyst and project manager at the Central Bank of Tanzania.

Melchior Koba



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