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Sarah Dusek – Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Enygma Ventures | 9 Figure Exits & Impact

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About The Guest

Sarah Dusek is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist, widely recognized as the co-founder and managing partner of Enygma Ventures. With a passion for empowering African entrepreneurs, Sarah has played a pivotal role in fostering innovation and sustainable development across the continent. Leveraging her extensive experience in business and finance, she co-founded Enygma Ventures with the mission of supporting early-stage startups and driving economic growth in Africa.

Prior to her role at Enygma Ventures, Sarah Dusek co-founded and served as the CEO of Under Canvas, a renowned luxury camping company that redefined the outdoor hospitality experience. Her leadership at Under Canvas showcased her commitment to blending business success with environmental consciousness. Sarah’s dedication to fostering a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, coupled with her track record of success, positions her as a key player in the advancement of sustainable and impactful business ventures on the continent.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 — Introduction
  • 02:38 — Sarah Dusek’s Origin Story
  • 13:46 — Fundraising Tips for Young Entrepreneurs
  • 17:17 — Profit or Growth
  • 18:45 — Post-$100M Exit Moves
  • 23:59 — Enygma Ventures’ Early Days
  • 24:45 — Empowering Women in Africa
  • 28:25 — Sponsor: The Hustle Daily Show
  • 29:09 — NGOs, Change Speed, African Investment
  • 33:36 — Silicon Valley Critique
  • 39:38 — Africa’s Untapped Opportunities
  • 41:46 — Political Challenges in African Business
  • 45:32 — Standing Out in African Work
  • 47:05 — Closing the Confidence Gap from Venture Capitalists
  • 50:31 — Shocking Stats Regarding Women Entrepreneurs
  • 1:01:27 — Company Layoffs Realities
  • 1:04:24 — Advice for Emerging Entrepreneurs
  • 1:05:24 — Connect with Sarah Online
  • 1:05:41 — Defining Success

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