Pule Taukobong is a founding partner of CRE Venture Capital and the founder of Africa Angels Network, the first angel investment group to focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Pule is broadly recognized as a pioneer in building technology ecosystems across Africa through his early investments in many of the continent's fastest growing startups. Distinguished as a Kauffman Fellow and one of 100 Most Influential Africans in 2016, Pule frequently speaks on investing in Africa at the world's leading technology conferences and academic institutions.
Pardon is a Founding Partner of CRE Venture Capital. He was previously a Principal at EL Rothschild, a Rothschild family investment holding company, overseeing investments and holdings in India, Europe, and Africa. Earlier on, he worked at Bain & Company in New York, at Emerging Capital Partners in Johannesburg, and at Temasek Holdings in Singapore. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business.