Kanyi Maqubela

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South Africa

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Collaborative Fund.
San Francisco, California, USA

Kanyi Maqubela is an investor and entrepreneur for the Collaborative Fund, a seed fund for creative entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Collaborative Fund has invested in companies including Kickstarter, TaskRabbit, CodeAcademy, Skillshare, and Simple. Kanyi was a founding employee at Doostang, a career community which was acquired by Universum Global in 2011. He also served as a field director at One Block Off the Grid, a group-buying community for renewable energy, which was acquired by Pure Energies Group in 2012. He is a regular contributor for The Atlantic, and lives in San Francisco.