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Nicole Yembra

Founder and Managing Partner

The Chrysalis Capital

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Nichole is the Founder and Managing Director of The Chrysalis Co which houses The Chrysalis Capital, an emerging market early stage tech fund and The Chrysalis Advisors, a strategy and investment advisory firm. She was previously the Chief Financial Officer for an $80M PE backed fintech holdco and Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital (GHC), the investment arm. GreenHouse Capital, which launched formally in April 2016, began investments in startups since 2014. When Nichole joined the team in February 2016, she guided the formal legal structure of the fund and led the investment into 8 new ventures in 2016, raising the group to 14 companies. Nichole is also actively engaged in serving as the local partner for foreign investors eager to transform African technology startups. Through Chrysalis Capital, she takes on fintech-enabled portfolio companies looking to transform the education, renewable energy, healthcare, agriculture, security, and fintech ecosystems. In addition to this work, Nichole is deeply committed to making gender diversity a priority within the financial-technology 'fintech' space in Nigeria and enhancing opportunities for women in leadership. She founded the Garden Women's Network, a group dedicated to the development and retention of high-performing women in the Nigerian tech ecosystem and GreenHouse Lab which was Nigeria’s first female founder focused tech accelerator and first powered by Google Launchpad program in Africa.

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Founder and Managing Partner at The Chrysalis Capital


Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Finance, General