Charmaine Hayden, Partner at GoodSoil VC


Company: Good Soil VC


Business: A venture capital firm that partners with founders to build global, market-defying companies.


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About Charmaine Hayden

Charmaine is dedicated to promoting more women-led startups and minimising funding disparities in tech by investing in startups with high growth potential whose founders are of women, people of colour, LGBT or otherwise disenfranchised.

In 2016, she co-launched a successful online media channel, Not for The Radio, where she is a co-host interviewing top musical artists. The channel, which amasses an average of 100,000 views per 60 minute episode, has over 10 million views and digs into the business behind top industry artists and their craft.

Charmaine has also managed to use put her presenting skills to use to in bringing talent to VC via her radio show “Money Talks: with Chams’ on Rinse Fm 106.8fm, which gets an average of 300,000 listens.

Charmaine received a dual degree in law and psychology from the University of East London where she graduated with Honours.


About GoodSoil VC

“An Africa focused fund investing in early-stage startups with phenomenal founders obsessed with building high-performing solutions that impact the world for good with an enthuses on sustainable tech such as Agri-tech, Fin-tech, Green Energy and Access.

At GOODsoil, we mirror our founder’s demographics, we strive to be relatable, approachable and appealing to our potential portfolio founders.”


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