Yvonne Bajela is a founding member and principal at Impact X Capital, an early-stage investment firm, where she has led various investments including Marshmallow. Her firm’s mandate is to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs across Europe and is an important contributor to promoting diversity and inclusion in this industry. In addition to this, she recently had exposure on the FTSE 250 listed HarbourVest Global Private Equity board and is a non-executive director at City Gateway.
Prior to Impact X, Yvonne was a senior investment manager at Japanese investment giant, Mitsui, where she managed over $200 million in investments in companies including Wise. Before becoming a venture capital investor, Yvonne worked in various countries including Israel, Kenya and Japan, where she advised fast growing companies on scaling into highly competitive international markets.
As a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and female empowerment, Yvonne has been featured in many publications including Forbes, Management Today and The Financial Times. Last year she was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe Finance List, along with a position on Forbes’ 25 Leading Black British People. She is also a member of the London Hub of Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum, a community of young people driving change.
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