Meet our team
contributes a wealth of knowledge across the Crowdfunding and Entrepreneurial landscape.
CEOTabassum Qadir is the CEO of Uprise.Africa. She is also the chairperson of Uprise Markets which is an authorised Financial services provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Being a strategist, innovator and visionary leader she believes in the future of Equity Crowdfunding in South Africa. She is the former chair of Skywise Airline that she co-founded as a 100% female owned low-cost airline in 2014. She believes in empowering marginalised stakeholders, especially women. She is a dynamic female leader with a background in diversified business operations in Africa.
Acting CTODavid has over 22 years experience in various industries where IT has played a role. His expertise amalgamates the essence of systems analysis and design, development and leadership within the IT realm. While starting his career in aviation, he is qualified in Information Technology and come to share his knowledge and experience through consulting on various projects and levels. He is passionate about what he does, enjoying the satisfaction of success and the enthusiasm of the people with whom he works. He believes in people, their abilities and seeing their dreams become reality.
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Uprise Fund Board of Directors :
Board ChairmanPrabir served as a Deputy Chairperson of the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), Chairperson of Finance Audit Committee of GEPF and a member of the Investment Committee of GEPF.
Colin MkhonzaCEO of the South African Chemical Technology Business Incubator. He has previously acted as the CEO of the eGoliBIO Incubator.
Palesa NgomezaPalesa is a Senior Audit Manager at BDO South Africa, in Cape Town and forms part of BDO’s Innovation Forum.
Co-founderCo-Founder of Uprise.Africa. Patrick is a pioneer of crowdfunding in Africa & a founder of a number of companies, including Thundafund and BackaBuddy Technologies.
Samukelo ZwaneFNB Head of Product, Wealth and Investment Management . Samukelo strongly believes in the power of a high-performance culture.
Vuyisa QabakaVuyisa is a startup advisor and angel investor with investments in fintech, traveltech, e-commerce and agriculture startups.
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Uprise.Africa is built from the base of a network of established support organisations that provide the required regulatory, compliance and administration structures.
risks and make informed decisions. As an Investor, you will only be able to invest via Uprise.Africa once you have passed our application process and registered on our platform.
Pitches by Entrepreneurs for investment are not offers to the general public as only registered members of Uprise.Africa can invest into Uprise.Africa and mandate Uprise.Africa to invest that money into the particular Entrepreneur, based on information provided in the pitches by the Entrepreneurs concerned. Uprise.Africa takes no responsibility for this information or any recommendations or opinions expressed by the Entrepreneurs or Investors.