Dustyn Winder

VC, Entrepreneur, and Gadfly in Kampala, Uganda

Dustyn Winder

VC, Entrepreneur, and Gadfly in Kampala, Uganda

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I'm a husband / dad / strategist / entrepreneur / investor who's ceaselessly curious about the world. Generally speaking, when not chasing a toddler, I'm reading, writing or thinking about economics + emerging markets and the future of money, cities, health, the environment, food, work + industry. I also really dig adventure, the NBA, European football, things that go fast, and SciFi.

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

I've started an education non-profit in Uganda, consulted for African think tanks, PE funds, and mega-foundations, led a digital media startup, and advised campaigns, social enterprises + global health advocacy organizations.

Currently, I'm co-managing partner at Akili, an NYC + Kampala based fund manager, venture studio, and research consultancy, working to connect people + problems to capital + markets. I also advise a number of African startups in domains ranging software for the disintermediation of finance and efficiency of continental transportation, to hardware for disease diagnostics and autonomous long-distance drone delivery.

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.

*Oh, and I just joined the Summit community, so if you'll be at LA18 this November, definitely reach out.*

-DW

  • Work
    • akili.vc
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee