Our Accomplished Founder and CEO

Mark Karake

Founder and CEO , Impact Africa Network


Managing Partner, From Here Ventures

Changing the African Narrative

Mark Karake is the founder and CEO of Impact Africa Network, a non profit startup studio in Nairobi on a mission to ensure young talented Africans have a chance at participating in the digital transformation of Africa as creators and owners.

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World Economic Forum

We existed in parallel universes’ – what it’s like to be black in Silicon Valley

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Business Daily Africa

Building Africa’s data science talent pool

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Disrupt Africa

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs back Kenya-based innovation fellowship

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