Rachel Crawford

About Rachel Crawford

Rachel Crawford is Manager of Emerging Markets for Village Capital. Rachel led the development of the firm’s Human Capital practice, to improve access to talent for emerging market start-ups. She also leads Village Capital’s ecosystem development programme, to catalyse the flow of capital to impact enterprises addressing countrywide and regional challenges around financial inclusion, agriculture, healthcare and environmental sustainability.

Previously, Rachel worked on the investment team of real estate driven private equity firm, Patron Capital Advisors, and subsequently led strategic projects for their largest portfolio company, Generator, which was sold for 450m euros in 2017. She then joined the founding team of travel tech startup Tripr App, before joining Village Capital’s Emerging Markets team in Nairobi.


Strengthening funder and founder relationships in investment readiness

25 Jun 2019

When is an enterprise ready for investment? Does a founder’s idea of investment readiness match a funder’s expectations of investment readiness? In collaboration with Credit Suisse and Village Capital, AVPN has been mapping resources within its members network to produce…Read More

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