Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Completes 2021 Annual “GSE Global Investment Summit”


The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) hosted a 2021 edition of the Global Investment Summit to address the new wave of alternative capital available in the digital age of entrepreneurs. 

Themes for the 3 part series program included “The Future of Funding”, “The Future of Crowd Equity-Wisdom of the Crowd'' and “The Future of Investment (Careers) - The People Shaping the Investment Landscape”. 

The previous 2020 edition of the program addressed the volatile global economy and the shift in the investment landscape that transpired due to the scale of the 2020 global pandemic. With bankruptcies and unemployment at record highs, speakers identified the role of the investment community to support these challenges and kickstart industries, businesses and global economies by supporting tech companies focused on impact.

We are please to thank our 2021 speaker line up which included: 

  1. Matt Cohen - Founder and Managing Partner at Ripple Ventures

  2. Radhika Malik: Investment Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund

  3. Vikram Gandhi: Senior lecturer - Harvard Business School

  4. Andrew Clapp: Managing Partner, Brightside Venture 

  5. Ernst Sack: Partner Blue Bear Capital

  6. Alex Lazarow: Investment Director -Cathay Innovation

  7. Jon Simon, Managing Partner, Total Impact Capital

  8. K.P Reddy: Civil Engineer, Entrepreneur and Investor, Shadow Ventures

  9. Parth Desai: Principal - Flare Capital Partners

  10. Christine Ntim: Founder and CEO- Global Startup Ecosystem

  11. Jonathan Gordon: Managing director, Winter Street Ventures

  12. Laina Raveendran Greene: Co-founder, Angels of Impact

  13. Einstein Ntim: Partner, Africa Future Fund

  14. Cheryl  Campos: Head of Venture Growth & Partnerships Republic 

  15. Jonny Price VP of Fundraising at Wefunder

  16. Josh Amster Title: VP of Fundraising at StartEngine

  17. Judd Hollas:  CEO EquityNet

  18. Aaron Kellner Director AT SeedInvest

  19. Viviana Alvarez Sanchez Former Head of Sustainability Unilever North America

  20. Christine Tao: CEO -Sounding Board and Venture backed startup

  21. Petia Abdul-Razzaaq- Digital Marketing Strategist I Grow with Google Speaker I Adjunct Instructor.

  22. Ben Narasin: Founder & GP, Tenacity Venture Capital

  23. Eghosa Omoigui: Managing Partner, Echo VC

  24. Spencer  Rascoff: Co-Founder & GP, 75 & Sunny

  25. Ryan foland : Author and Professional speaker.

  26. Hannah Subayi Kamuanga:Country Officer & Equity Expert, PROPARCO Partner - Dazzle Angels

  27. Jim King: President and CEO, Fahe

  28. Geoff Whaling: Chair, National Hemp Association & President, Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council.

  29. Dawn Weisz: CEO-Marin Clean Energy.

  30. Chrystel Cornelius CEO-First Nations Oweesta Corporation

  31. Annie Donovan: Chief Operating Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

  32. Kyle Adkins: Partner, FullCycle Climate Partners 

  33. Sabrina Lamb: Founder, Executive Director,


Check out summit replays here: 

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Part 2: 

Part 3: 


GSE Global Investment Summit

Contact: Leticia Boateng (E) [email protected]



About Global Investment Summit: Global Investment Summit is an international program for expert-led debate between global leaders, investors and innovators with the power to shape the future of global investment. It is focused on connecting investment leaders to growth opportunities and disruptive initiatives that address global challenges at scale within the startup community.This annual event celebrates and connects leading investment leaders to the GSE network of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, government officials and influencers. ​​​Live investment case study: 

About Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is an education tech recruitment company. With a mission to prepare millennial and future generations for the digital age. GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s greatest workforce challenges. The platform hosts a series of employer customised accelerator programs, global tech summit gatherings and skills training programs for its membership community. As home to the world’s first digital talent career accelerator program, GSE supports a fast growing network of remote tech professionals. GSE aims to up skill 1 billion people by 2030. 


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