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Samuel Forrer

Samuel Forrer

General Partner & Co-Owner at Kivu Tilapia
Zurich, Switzerland

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 3 days


My name is Sam.
I have been working as a strategy consultant and financial advisor in emerging markets for the past 10 years. Mainly in Africa and Asia. Where I have advised many companies from different industries.
One field that stands out is the “Blue Ocean Economy”, I raised USD +20m in funds for Tilapia farms in Africa and Latin America, as well as recirculating aquacultures in Europe.
I co-own Kivu Tilapia, the largest aquaculture business in Rwanda. A pioneer in the sustainable animal protein production.
Additionally, I am lecturer in “Doing Business in Africa” at University of Lucerne in Switzerland.

Spoken languages

English German Swiss German; Alemannic; Alsatian

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

I am interested to connect with entrepreneurs, learn about new business ideas, help raise funds, give advise, or execute strategic initiatives.