Dustyn Winder

Hubby/Dad/Adventurer/Learner/VC in Kampala, Uganda

Dustyn Winder

Hubby/Dad/Adventurer/Learner/VC in Kampala, Uganda

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I'm a husband / dad / strategist / investor / entrepreneur who's ceaselessly curious about the world. Generally speaking, when not chasing a toddler, I'm reading, writing or thinking about technology, media, geopolitical and macroeconomic trends, frontier and emerging markets, sustainable development, urbanology, social enterprise and new ideas for age old problems.

The path I've taken to satiate this curiosity throughout my life has been, to vastly understate it, meandering.

I've started a non-profit in post-conflict northern Uganda, consulted on strategy for African think tanks, PE funds, and mega-foundations working on global health equity, managed a venture backed creative agency focused on building communities through shared story, and advised on campaigns for politicians and progressive advocacy organizations.

Currently, I'm in the process of launching Akili.vc, a Kampala based venture development studio and fund reframing venture capital for Africa. I’m also advising a number of start-ups working in fields ranging from travel to healthcare, fintech to the environment, and noodling on a number of ideas alongside my wife, including a culture media brand for socially conscious millennial parents.

The bottom line is this: My life and career to date have taken me all over this spaceship we call Earth, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm ever on the move and constantly interested in smart people doing crazy cool things. So, if you've stuck around this long, let's chat.

-DW

  • #travel
  • #technology
  • #africa
  • #venturecapital
  • #socialenterprise
  • Work
    • akili.vc
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee