Co-Founder and General Partner
FUTURE AFRICA + Future of Learning Fund
Julia is the Co-Founder and General Partner of the Future of Learning Fund, an early-stage investment fund to invest in new and improved models of learning that deliver education at scale and prepare Africans for the future of work. The Fund is a thematic fund of Future Africa which is building an African future where prosperity and purpose are within everyone’s reach. We aim to be a primary source of Capital, Coaching, and Community for founders turning Africa’s education and employment challenges into global business opportunities. The Nairobi and Lagos-based fund invests in Africa’s largest markets across the entire learner lifecycle with a focus on learning for the skills-based economy and global distributed workforce. Focus areas include: Improved and Accelerated Learning in K-12; Learn-to-Earn and Alternative Pathways to Employment; Digital Transformation of Higher Ed; Employer-Driver Talent Development; and Innovative Technology and Education Finance. Early investments include Nexford University, Craydel, Akili Network and Reflective Learning. Julia brings over 20 years of strategy, innovation and investment experience in the public and private sectors in the US, UK and Africa to this work. She is a Board Member of Nexford University, Advisory Board Member of Roadtrip Nation, Advisor to numerous edtech companies in Africa; and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Education Design Lab which designs education for the future of work.