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Stephany Zoo

Founder, China Africa Tech Initiative

Having lived on three continents, and working in tech, finance, and social impact, Stephany strives to create stories and processes that knit together diverse backgrounds. Currently she is Head of Marketing at BitPesa, Africa's biggest cryptocurrency and FX platform, helping create more financial access and liquidity to the entire continent. She is also the founder of the China Africa Tech Initiatives, focusing on accelerating the tech industry as the next era of collaboration between China and Africa.

Entrepreneurial at heart, Stephany founded BUNDSHOP.com, an ecommerce site bringing Chinese designers to the western world, and League X, a boutique branding firm that represented fast-growing Chinese tech startups.

She helped launch SAP’s flagship SME product in China, as well as consulted for a number of Chinese SOE’s, including Ping’An and China Telecom. After founding Buzz & Bloom, a sex education platform for young Chinese women, and the League of Extraordinary Women, she is currently the executive director of Phoenix Risen, a nonprofit to bring men and women together to combat sexual violence. She graduated from Princeton with an undergraduate degree in Economics and East Asian Studies.

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