Mr. Raghubar is an African entrepreneur in the media, marketing, and technology sectors. He is the founder of iKineo Ventures, a pan-African customer engagement firm, and Sprout, South Africa’s leading digital media performance firm. Mr. Raghubar is also a founder of Explore Sideways, a leading online purveyor of wine tourism experiences. He is the managing partner of the Mergence Technology Fund, an Africa-focused private equity growth capital fund.
Mr. Raghubar serves as the chairperson of the Bandwidth Barn, Africa’s largest non-profit incubator and accelerator for technology business. He also serves as the chairperson of the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CITi) and as a non-executive director of both the Africa Leadership Initiative (Southern Africa) and the African Leadership Network. He is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Network, a fellow of the United States-Southern African Centre for Leadership and Public Values, and a member of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Global Transformation Thinkers program. He is also a Yale Greenberg World Fellow.
Mr. Raghubar has a BS (honors) from the University of Cape Town, and an MA in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape’s Institute for Social Development.