About Us

Vakayi Capital focuses on supporting outstanding entrepreneurs providing                                    essential services in Zimbabwe.

Vakayi is uniquely positioned in Zimbabwe to tap into the exceptional investment opportunities in businesses with proven business models, strong growth prospects and the potential to significantly create jobs and impact the lives of low-income people. Vakayi focuses on supporting the following sectors:
         
             Health care

             Clean Energy

            Housing
           
            Education
         

         
            
           

 The Team​

The founding partners, Patrick Makanza and Chai Musoni, have over 35 years of venture capital and corporate finance experience in Zimbabwe and the region. Patrick has hands on experience in executing numerous venture capital transactions in Zimbabwe, while Chai has worked on numerous corporate finance transactions in Zimbabwe and the region. Currently, Vakayi is the only fund in Zimbabwe focused on supporting small businesses.

    
                                                       Chai Musoni
                                           Partner/ Chief Executive Officer
  
  • Over 10 years corporate finance experience in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Was Managing Director, Corporate Finance at Imara for 3 years covering mainly southern Africa ex RSA before leaving for Securities Africa in a similar role but covering all of the sub-Saharan region,
  • Recently Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG Zimbabwe.
  • Started professional career at Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Holds B.Compt (UNISA), MBA (Henley)
  
    
                                                       Patrick Makanza
                                            Partner/Chief Investments Officer
  
  • Over 15 years private equity experience
  • Joined Investors in Africa - Takura Ventures in 1996 as investment executive rising to head firm as General Manager.
  • Involved in numerous PE transactions and possesses key PE skills from deal origination, execution and exiting
  • Before had worked as finance executive for Unilever and Tetra Pak
  • Hold BBS (UZ), ACMA, AGMA and MBA (UZ)
      
  
    
                                                   Godwin Mututa
                                                         Investment Analyst
  

  • Over 10 years experience in fund management and investment advisory.
  • Started investment career in 2002 with Interfin Stockbrokers as an Investment Analyst.
  • Worked as Head of Investments at Infinity Asset Management for 7 years.
  • Holds BSc (Hons) Economics (UZ).