Dr. Michael H. Gera
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
For Michael, EAV brings together his passion for working with first-class entrepreneurs with his love of technology and Africa. Michael brings EAV’s portfolio companies several years of venture investing along with operating experience – most of it on the ground in Africa. Michael’s career started in academia in the UK and then in software engineering in Germany.
He then moved to Merril Lynch’s Investment Banking Division before moving to Pond Venture Partners – an early-stage Silicon Valley and Europe-based venture firm. He then became interim CEO of two companies in Africa – one in Mozambique, the other in Uganda – before moving to Nairobi to become CEO of Africa Legal Network before returning to venture investing with EAV.
He holds a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College in London and an MBA from INSEAD. He speaks English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Maltese and Spanish.