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Izoduwa Precious Asemota

Izoduwa Precious Asemota

Director at Edo Innovation Hub
Benin, Nigeria

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.

Regular 1-on-1 calls per agreement with mentor

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 14 hours


Izoduwa Precious Asemota is currently the Director of the Edo State Innovation Hub, and a consultant to GIZ/GOPA training entrepreneurs and startups on Idea to Product and scale. He is a Managing Partner with Cyan Academy, a Software company and a Technology Academy with operational roots in Nigeria and Africa.

Izoduwa is a Data Scientist/Product Manager and works with several frontiers of influence interfacing with different levels of government in other countries. He is a mentor and a VC on Ventures Capital for Africa – a platform that connects startup entrepreneurs with the knowledge, support programs, mentors, and investors needed for success.

He is a Google CSFirst Trainer, DataHack4FI Data Expert Mentor 2019 for CCHub and Insight2Impact South Africa, and a Young African Leaders Initiative Mentor (YALI).

I am willing to support early-stage founders and growth-stage startups.

My interests are fintech, EdTech, health tech, blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and enterprise solutions.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

In the ecosystem where i come from (Edo State, Nigeria), we have had challenges with the quality of startups with respect to the quality of ideas, finding models that can work and scale and most often finding product market fit. Working with these startups showed me the challenges and taught me the ways and strategies to help these founders refine their ideas, get started, gain access to funding and better themselves in the process because ultimately the thought processes of these founders get to determine their perception of what a problem is and the many approaches to solving it.