Kanyi Maqubela, Partner at Collaborative Fund, joins us for this episode.
Originally from Johannesburg South Africa, Kanyi Maqubela was a founding employee at Doostang, a venture-backed peer-to-peer career marketplace, and a field director at One Block Off the Grid, a renewable energy sales company.
Kanyi holds a B.A. in Philosophy and has done graduate work in philosophy and design at Stanford University.
We are an investment fund focused on supporting and investing in the shared future. The fund centers around two macro themes which I think will be driving business innovation in the coming years: the growth of the creative class and the concept of collaborative consumption.
Specifically, we will focus on the increasing importance of creativity and values (like happiness or transparency) and how that relates to which businesses consumers choose to buy from; as well as the shift from an ownership based economy to an access or sharing based economy.
These two forces present a significant opportunity for new technologies, products, and services to transform how we do business and the way we live our lives.