Founder Tapiwa Capital, Co-founder Educate |
Gerald Chirinda is the Founder of Tapiwa Capital, an African focused Investment Holding and Advisory Company with a focus on start-up and early stage companies. Tapiwa Capital focuses on building sustainable enterprises and unlocking real value in Zimbabwe and the African continent. The company takes businesses from concept to market and believes in ideas and concepts that are scalable, impactful, innovative, and will generate good returns.
Gerald is also the co-founder of Educate, which is a specialist education finance provider in Zimbabwe that partners with schools at home and abroad. The core goal of Educate is providing financial access within the education ecosystem. Since it began operating in August 2014, the company has been experiencing tremendous growth, has issued over 1,000 loans, and is working towards a target of offering 20,000 loans per year in 2020. Gerald has worked in Financial Advisory where his responsibilities were but not limited to, Mergers & Acquisitions, Disposals & Carve outs, Financial Modelling, Valuation and Research. In his spare time, Gerald loves to travel, network and be involved in projects for social good.