kenneth hogrefe

I am a Danish-born entrepreneur living in Angola. My professional career started in the property business, where I worked for EDC, Denmark’s leading Real Estate Company and on international property projects in Greece and Portugal.

My academic background includes International Business Degree (IBB) and Financial Management studies (IBA) in Denmark.

In 2011 followed my heart, moved to Angola, started a life with my Angolan wife, and began my entrepreneurial journey in Africa.

In 2015 startup Tech Africa became Angola’s first venture capital-backed tech company. We’re specialized in building digital marketplaces, and our portfolio includes Angola’s leading property and automotive portals: Angocasa.com and Angocarro.com.

I’m the vice president of the SCCA (Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce in Angola) and a mentor in Founder Institute (Luanda) – the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator.

My vision is to build Africa’s digital economy through digital inclusion. Our success depends on various factors: increased access to faster and better quality Internet connectivity, a rapidly expanding urban population, a growing tech talent pool, a vibrant startup ecosystem, and Africa’s commitment to creating the world’s largest single market under the African Continental Free Trade Area.