Maya Horgan Famodu is a Nigerian-American entrepreneur, founder, and partner at Ingressive, a firm that provides market entry, technology research, and market operations services for firms and businesses expanding into Africa. She also founded Ingressive Capital, a venture capital fund investing in Africa-based technology companies. She co-founded the High Growth Africa Summit, a two-day conference on how to launch a high-growth African business, and founded Tech Meets Entertainment Summit, a deal-focused event for African celebrities and tech companies to build revenue-generating partnerships.
Maya Horgan Famodu is from a Nigerian father and an American mother. She spent most of her youth in Minnesota, United States. She attended Pomona College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental sciences and completed a Prelaw Program at Cornell University.
After her graduation from school, Horgan Famodu worked at JPMorgan Chase, before starting Ingressive in 2014 and Ingressive Capital in 2017. She started Ingressive Capital as a result of challenges faced by her friends in getting financial support for their businesses.
Ingressive Campus Ambassador (ICA) program is another initiative of Ingressive in tertiary institutions within Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, and Congo that provides funding, resources, and mentorship to computer science students. The program was launched in Ghana in 2018 and has hubs in nine universities. In 2016, she co-founded High Growth Africa Summit, a two-day conference on how to launch, scale and fund a high-growth African business.
Maya appeared on the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 in 2018 in the technology category.