Danai Musandu is the Investor Relations Associate at Goodwell Investments. In her previous role at Goodwell Investments, she was an Investment Associate building the Southern African portfolio. She joined the firm in 2016 as the first employee of the Southern African office.
She was born and raised in the former breadbasket of Africa — Zimbabwe — and watched it become an empty basket case. Having experienced success dilapidate into economic crisis, she is passionate about contributing to the future African Renaissance, working towards growing the next generation of African wealth through entrepreneurship.
Danai is committed to growing the early–stage investment landscape in Africa and is involved in various initiatives as a mentor and young thought-leader. She is an in–house mentor for XL Africa, Allan Grey Orbis Foundation, YouthACT, Yunus Social Business Network and Startupbootcamp Africa. She sits on the advisory of African Trust, an early-stage gender-lens fund committed to investing in Africa’s women entrepreneurs. She also contributes to the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Oxford MBA Executive Impact Investing Course.
Danai holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BcomPPE) and in 2015 completed her Postgraduate Honours in Economics.