William Nyaoke is an Investment Principal at KawiSafi Ventures, a $100 million-target Venture Capital Fund based in Nairobi. KawiSafi backs innovative and disruptive companies to rapidly bring clean, affordable and reliable energy to under-served households and businesses in East Africa. Before joining the Fund, William was a Partner at Eagle Africa Capital Partners, a corporate finance advisory firm based in Kenya. Prior to that, William spent close to nine years at International Finance Corporation (IFC) where he was instrumental in growing IFC’s investments in financial institutions. He participated in executing several investment transactions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining IFC, William spent two years working as a Financial Analyst with Ayon Africa, a boutique corporate finance advisory firm, whose core business was to assist Small and Medium Enterprises to access expansion capital from banks, development financial institutions and PE funds. William holds a Bachelors in Commerce with a major in Finance from Kenyatta University and an MBA from Strathmore Business School.