Head of Deal Flow

Brief info

Ananth Raja Ram is the founding Chairperson of Angel Network Botswana – a network of business angels focused on investing in and supporting startups and entrepreneurs in Botswana and across the continent. He is responsible for managing the funding application portal and vetting applicants, and organising demo days.

Ananth is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy at Botho University, a regional tertiary education institution with campuses in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini, and is a Director at the Enko Botho International Secondary School in Botswana. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree double majoring in Integrated Sciences and Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University (USA) and has an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore). He has also completed the Senior Executive Program Africa from Harvard Business School (USA) and Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa). His career started as a software developer and includes a stint as a commodities broker but has primarily been in education with a focus on academic administration, quality assurance and strategic planning. Ananth is passionate about his family (nuclear, extended and his dog), education, youth/children, economic development, camping and cricket.