As founders of Ovamba Solutions, Inc., Viola Llewellyn, and Marvin Cole provides Africa’s 40 million trading businesses with the access to capital, funding, systems and technologies needed to acquire the assets they need to grow their businesses.
After 4 years in business, the keys to successfully running Ovamba ran along similar themes: helping customers plan for growth and providing sophisticated technology to measure risk and improve the performance of businesses so that they are attractive to investors.
Co-founder Viola Llewellyn shares her approach for solving the problem of growth for African SME’s (subject matter experts or entrepreneurs), the power of failing forward and how women are breaking down barriers in business future women in business.
Tell us about your background
I was born in London and went to school in the UK. My parents are from Cameroon and I spent 4 years going to school there between the ages of 12 and 16. I had always loved science and technology and thought that I would be a Genetic Engineer. That didn’t happen! I moved to the USA in 1992 and changed my career. I got into communications …read more