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