Steve Beck, PhD

Trustee, A Rocha International

Steve is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Novastar Ventures, a venture capital manager that invests in early stage businesses led by entrepreneurs with the capability and ambition to transform markets and sectors in Africa. These enterprises address proven demand for basic goods and services with innovative business models that widen access, improve quality, and lower cost of basic goods and services for the aspiring mass market. Prior to Novastar, Steve founded SpringHill Equity Partners, an angel investor circle backing early stage businesses in East Africa from 2009 to 2014. He was previously CEO of the philanthropy advisor Geneva Global, and Managing Partner of two strategy consulting firms: Monitor Company and Gemini Consulting. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

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