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Co-founder/Director, Pacer Ventures

Gbemi Akande

Gbemi is the Co-founder/Director
Pacer Ventures, drives African tech startup investments, fostering innovation across the continent. As Executive Director at Optimus AI Labs, his leadership amplifies our strategic vision.

Formerly Head of Operations at TribalScale Venture Studios and Innovation Manager at Emirates NBD, Gbemi led the implementation of the first banking blockchain application for cheque clearing. With a decade of experience, he designed and implemented startup accelerator programs, including Elevate Toronto, DMZ Black Innovation Program, and Turn8 UAE.

Gbemi’s dynamic expertise positions Optimus AI Labs at the forefront of transformative ventures, shaping the future of African tech.