Measuring and reporting impact
Khomotšo Grace Legodi
Senior Investment Officer at Untapped Global
Measuring and Amplifying Impact: Navigating Sustainable Investment in Emerging Markets
Grace Legodi is an all-round investment professional with 10+ years experience working with international financial institutions and start-ups/SMEs in Southern Africa and the United States. She is a Senior Investment Officer at Untapped Global, a revenue based smart asset financing firm to startups across Africa. She also serves on the advisory/investment committee/board of directors of various public and private sector ventures focused on early stage green economy, financial services and property sectors.
She most recently consulted to The World Bank Group, helping them execute on Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development in Southern Africa. Prior to this, she gained experience in start-up acceleration and early stage investing from the private sector at Grindstone (South Africa based) as Africa Director and at Plug and Play Tech Center as South Africa Director, Country Manager (California based). The majority of her work experience to-date is in Investment Banking. This experience was gained over 10 years, 5 years of which was spent working in M&A at Goldman Sachs based in New York and Johannesburg. She was also on the Ambassador Board of Launch with GS, Goldman Sachs’ first for-profit initiative to invest in diverse, women-founded, owned and/or -led businesses in the U.S.
She holds a Bachelor Business Science, Finance (Honours) Degree from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris (Summa Cum Laude).