Chief Product Officer/ Co-founder     Vendease  (YC W21)


Hi, I'm Gatumi Aliyu

As Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Vendease since its inception in 2019, Gatumi Aliyu has successfully ensured the product features and activities are aligned with the company's business objectives. Gatumi combines his solid tech experience with commercial expertise and data-driven insights to create product vision and strategy at Vendease. Motivated by improving customer product experience, he leads a cross-functional team developing innovative products that optimize growth for over 3000 food businesses across Nigeria and Ghana. He began his astounding, decade-spanning career as an investment banker at Renaissance Capital (RenCap) improving financial access for businesses in emerging markets. He then left to become the head of Operations at Zone Tech, an African-focused innovation hub centered on solving the continent's most significant challenges by supporting the tech ecosystem. Gatumi left his role as Head of Operations at Zone Tech Park, to found 54gene, a Y-Combinator backed post series B startup with the aim to equalize precision medicine in Africa, where he served as Co founder and Chief Product Officer. Gatumi holds a first degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and then went on to medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also a two-time Y-Combinator alumnus

What You’ll Learn During This Session

  • The industry-led expert session dives into the transformative impact of food tech on the culinary landscape and how Vendease has redefined the way we access and enjoy food. 
  • At the session you will have a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs in leveraging technology to revolutionise the food industry.

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