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Ebony Pope

Director, US Ventures

North America

Ebony is the Director of US Ventures at Village Capital. She oversees Village Capital’s work in finding and supporting US startups in the five sectors that receive investment from Vilcap Investments. In her previous role at the firm, she managed the Education: US 2016 venture development program. She graduated with her MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 2015, focusing on strategy and entrepreneurship. While at Ross, she traveled to Tanzania, where she developed and taught a business curriculum for agriculture technology entrepreneurs as an Enterprise Consultant for Land O’Lakes. Additionally, she was Education Circle Director for the Social Venture Fund. Prior to Ross, Ebony worked at New Urban Learning, a charter education management company focused on preparing Detroit students to successfully graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Before her work in education, she lived in the Bay Area, where she was an Account Strategist for Online Sales at Google. Ebony holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University.

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