Founder of iKineo Ventures, Adbot & Explore Sideways
Joshin Raghubar is technology and impact venture entrepreneur. He is the founder of iKineo Ventures, a venture builder and investment firm, through which is he currently growing Explore Sideways, a leading immersive travel(tech) company; Adbot, a machine-learning powered B2B SaaS platform that automates online search advertising for SMEs; and Inves Capital, a group of digital asset and cryptocurrency businesses building the future of money. He is also the Africa partner for Webrock Ventures, a LATAM/ Swedish venture builder and investment firm, through which he is a co-founder of Kena Health, a health-tech venture which aims to be Africa’s leading low-cost out-of-hospital healthcare provider. His former ventures include iKineo (marketing), Strive, and Sprout Performance Partners.
Joshin serves as the chairperson of the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CITi), tasked with development of the region as a technology and innovation cluster. Through this role he is also chairperson of the Bandwidth Barn, Africa’s largest non-profit incubator and accelerator for technology businesses; and BIOCiTi, Africa’s biotech cluster initiative. Joshin also serves as a non-executive director of the Africa Leadership Initiative (Southern Africa) and is on the ExCo of the Cape Town Chapter of YPO.
He is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Network, and a member of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s global Transformation Thinkers program. Joshin has a business science (honours) degree from the University of Cape Town, and a masters in development studies from the University of the Western Cape’s Institute for Social Development. He is a 2016 Yale Greenburg World Fellow.
In July 2019, Joshin was announced as a global John P. McNulty Prize Laureate, which is awarded to individuals who have leveraged their expertise, experience and networks to build and lead transformative social impact ventures. Joshin was named a Skoll World Forum Fellow in 2020 for this social impact work.