Izzy Obeng

Founding Director, Foundervine

As founding director of Foundervine, Izzy leads a training consultancy that provides founders with access to training, mentoring and funding opportunities. Since 2018, Over 2,000 young people have been skilled by Foundervine programmes, £0.3m+ raised with 62% female participation. She is an experienced public speaker and has helped people grow at global brands such as Just Eat, Facebook, PwC, Google, AirBnB and more.

Izzy is a Non-Executive Director for Capital Enterprise, a body that has raised £814.7m for UK startups and a former trustee for Parkrun. She has been featured in the BBC, The Telegraph, The Times, TEDx and in 2019 was named by Tech Nation as one of the 50 most influential black voices in UK tech. She now divides her time between the UK and West Africa, delivering start-up and scale-up acceleration programmes designed to transform the digital innovation ecosystem.