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Director of Innovations @Village Capital (USA)

Rob Tashima is the Director of Innovations at Village Capital, where he leads engagements with corporations, foundations, and governments. Before joining Village Capital, he spent a decade as the managing editor and head of analysis for the Africa practice at Oxford Business Group, an emerging markets research firm. In that role, he worked with public and private sector stakeholders in twelve African countries to support primary source data collection on macroeconomic and business environment issues.


Village Capital is a venture capital firm that finds, trains, and invests in early-stage ventures solving major global problems in agriculture, education, energy, financial inclusion, and health. Since 2009, Village Capital has supported more than 1,000 entrepreneurs through our programs, and partnered with affiliated investment funds, including VilCap Investments, that have invested seed capital in more than 90 program graduates.

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