Ndeye Thiaw

Managing Partner, Brightmore Capital






Ndeye heads deal sourcing and transaction execution as a partner of Brightmore Capital, an impact investment firm focused on SMEs in Francophone West Africa with offices in Dakar and Abidjan.

Ndeye started her career in the development finance world, working on a pilot project on risk management for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She subsequently joined the hub office of Dakar, Senegal covering Francophone West Africa as part of the Investment team in charge of identifying business opportunities, executing transactions, actively managing portfolio projects and building relationships with clients in the banking sector.  Later on, after several entrepreneurial ventures, she spearheaded the launching of an angel investor network with a gender-focus lens in Senegal. Ndeye is driven by a strong commitment to contribute to the private sector development in her region by executing innovative, developmental, and profitable investments.

Ndeye holds a MBA from the University of California, Riverside.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote We, at Brightmore Capital, are addressing a huge development gap in Francophone Africa with very low VC/PE presence for the many fast-growing SMEs.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020