B2B marketplace Sabi appoints two new Advisory Board Members

AFRICA – Sabi, a B2B marketplace serving Africa’s informal economy, has announced the appointment of two new Advisory Board members to help bolster the company’s network.

The new Advisory Board members, Sapna Goyal and Bame Pule will help improve the infrastructure for informal business.

Sapna is currently the Corporate Development Director (strategic investments, partnerships, and M&A) at udaan.com, the leading B2B e-commerce platform in India.

She has over 9 years of investing experience in early and growth-stage internet start-ups in India.

 Prior to Udaan, Sapna worked with Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) VC & Growth Equity Fund by being responsible for investments in the Indian internet space.

She also has investing experience in Indian Public Markets as part of a hedge fund at GS. She is passionate about the change internet can bring to India and how it is a great leveler. She is an active angel investor.

Bame Pule is the founder of Africa Lighthouse Capital (“ALC”), an independent Mauritius-based private equity firm founded in 2012 to invest in and nurture businesses into African champions.

The firm has a particular focus on helping investee companies adopt global best practices regardless of sector, attain benchmarks equivalent to those of global peers, and expand into multiple key African markets.

Prior to founding Africa Lighthouse Capital, Mr. Pule worked at Actis Capital, ShoreView Capital, Goldman Sachs in New York, Credit Suisse in New York, and Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in Los Angeles.

Mr. Pule pursued a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science (double major) from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and was awarded the Pomona Scholar prize for superior academic achievement in 1997 and 1999.

He also pursued a master’s in business administration (MBA) degree from Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts.

The two join Sabi, which is focused on accelerating the velocity of commerce by enabling stakeholders in the informal sector to access and offer value to each other.

The start-up provides a dynamic, interoperable technology platform that enables and empowers the most underserved merchants in the world.

The platform enables agents, merchants, wholesalers, aggregators, distributors, and manufacturers to level up their capabilities and grow their businesses using Sabi’s technology rails.

These rails facilitate access to fulfillment, logistics, ERP tools, a B2B marketplace, data insights, and financial services.

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