Alex Egbona is a Nigerian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and CEO of Future Africa, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage African startups. Egbona is also a co-founder of Andela, a global learning platform that trains and connects software developers.
Alex Egbona Early Life
Alex Egbona was born in Nigeria in 1984. He moved to the United States with his family when he was a child. Egbona grew up in New York City, where he attended public schools.
Alex Egbona Education
Egbona graduated from Stuyvesant High School, a selective public high school in New York City. He then went on to attend Princeton University, where he earned a degree in computer science.
Alex Egbona Career
After graduating from Princeton, Egbona worked as a software engineer at Google. He then went on to start his own company, Andela. Andela is a global learning platform that trains and connects software developers. The company has offices in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, and New York City.
In 2019, Egbona founded Future Africa, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage African startups. Future Africa has invested in over 50 startups, including Flutterwave, Paystack, and Kobo360.
Alex Egbona Achievements
Egbona is a recipient of the Forbes 30 Under 30 award and the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 award. He has also been named one of the most influential people in Africa by Jeune Afrique magazine.
Alex Egbona Net Worth
Alex Egbona’s net worth is estimated to be between $10 million and $20 million. He has made his fortune through his successful companies, Andela and Future Africa.