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Carl Gandeborn

Carl Gandeborn

London, United Kingdom

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 18 hours


I’ve lived and worked in several African countries mostly as CEO/MD for companies in several different sectors. In addition to this, I have advised and consulted numerous companies from early-stage start-ups to mid-size corporations in Africa, and covering the EMEA market. During this time, I was also part of a team of a SaaS company to make an IPO.

Prior to my African experience, I’ve also lived and worked in Latin America and APAC while working in senior roles for a global telecom company. Before entering telecom, I worked at PwC as a management consultant.

I’m interested in helping start-ups to grow, improve and move to the next level by using and leveraging my own experience, knowledge, and network.

My primary focus is to give back as a mentor, but I’m also open to deeper collaboration as an advisor and potentially as an investor.

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Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I would like to give back and help early-stage companies grow. With my own experience from working as CEO/MD in various African companies, I’ve got a good understanding of the challenges companies face. I have also advised boards and CxOs, helping them achieve their goals.

I have also invested in companies earlier, and I’m open to further investments.