South Africa 🇿🇦


Co-founder, Alitheia IDF

Polo Leteka understands that it takes more than financial capital to support growing entrepreneurs from historically overlooked populations. The South African founder and chairman at IDF Capital and co-founder of Alitheia IDF focuses on those with a “teachable spirit.” With her co-founder, Tokunboh Ishmael, Leteka guided Alitheia IDF to recently close a $100 million fund backing female entrepreneurs as Africa’s largest gender-lens private equity fund by value. The firm currently has investments in Ghana, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Leteka is also credited with leading the development process of South Africa’s Codes of Good Practice on the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment policy.

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