Marissa

Marissa Drouillard is Senior Director at Caribou Digital. She is a researcher/consultant, avid globetrotter, and adventure sports enthusiast. After 11 years as a business and technology consultant, Marissa plunged into international development focusing on early-stage startups in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has advised mobile industry and international development organizations on digital entrepreneurship topics, including co-authoring several publications on entrepreneurship ecosystem development in emerging markets. Currently, she is developing a platform to channel funding and support to catalyze the growth of inclusive digital businesses and the next generation of technology leaders in Africa. Marissa has an MBA and a Certificate in Global Business from the Haas School of Business and a BSc from the College of Chemistry, all from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MSc in Public Policy with merit from the University of London, SOAS. She is Senior Director of Investment Advisory at Caribou Digital, a boutique consultancy working to build inclusive digital economies in emerging markets, and splits time between Cape Town, South Africa and Lake Tahoe, California.

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