Kola Aina

Founding Partner at Ventures Platform

Kola is the founding partner at the Pan-African early-stage VC fund, Ventures Platform Fund. He is an experienced investor, insightful non-executive director, and company chair who is passionate about supporting the growth of startups. 

He has a proven track record of success in leading investments in over 100 companies across Africa, India, and the US. This includes payment companies like Paystack and healthcare companies like MDaaS. He was also the founder and former CEO of Emerging Platforms, a leading enterprise software provider in West Africa. He brings expertise across various sectors, including venture capital, technology, media, agriculture, infrastructure, publishing, and real estate.

Kola actively participates in mentoring programs such as XL Africa, the World Bank Accelerator, and Google Launchpad Accelerator. He serves on the boards of multiple organizations, including ARM Financial Advisers, Iron Global Markets, and Reliance HMO.