Jon Gosier is an investor, serial entrepreneur, and data scientist working primarily in areas of big data.
Jon is partner at two investment funds, The Appfrica Fund and Third Cohort Capital. He has been listed among the ‘Most Influential Blacks in Technology’ by Business Insider 2013 and again in 2014. He’s also been listed among the '20 Angel Investors Worth Knowing' and among the 'Innovators of the Year 2013' by Black Enterprise Magazine.
He is a Senior Fellow at TED where he’s given several TED talks. He is a graduate of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program as well as the THNK the School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. He is a two-time winner of the News Challenge run by the Knight Foundation.
As an entrepreneur, he is the founder of Appfrica which has helped multinational corporates do business and invest across Africa since 2008. More recently, serves as founder and CTO of Market Atlas which has been compared to ‘the Bloomberg terminal’ of Africa, helping private equity firms and hedge funds vet the continent’s financial data.
You can read more about his work on Wikipedia.
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