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Elizabeth Gould

Advisor Cape Town Area, South Africa, ZA

Co-founder & CEO @project_codeX, growing the next generation of African coders. Storyteller of tech & Africa. Former Bloomberg TV.

Co-founder & CEO @project_codeX, growing the next generation of African coders. Storyteller of tech & Africa. Former Bloomberg TV.

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Diamond Eye Productions


Lecturer USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism May 2015 - present
Co-Founder & CEO codeX January 2014 - present
Presenter & Technology Correspondent Bloomberg TV Africa September 2013 - present
Founder Diamond Eye Productions July 2013 - present
Senior Producer Bloomberg LP January 2007 - July 2013
Reporter News 12 Brooklyn 2005 - 2007
Field Producer WNBC 2004 - 2005


Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs International Media & Communications 2003 - 2005
University of California, Berkeley Development Studies, Political Economy 1997 - 2001

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Edtech
  • • Financing
  • • Scaling
  • • Pricing strategy
  • • Emerging Markets
  • • Impact Investing
  • • Online training
  • • User Experience Design
  • • Coding Bootcamps
  • • South Africa
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • TV

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Evan Walther
They're my friends  •  CEO & Co-Founder, FitKey. Previously CoFounder | COO, Springleap. Cornell grad.
Elizabeth is a thoughtful networked opportunist. As the former Tech Stars editor for Bloomberg and Technology Presenter for Bloomberg Africa ... , she knows everyone, and she's generous in making connections.
Camilla Swart
We worked together  •  Centre for Education Innovations, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Previously WC Coordinator, WC Bridge Project.
Elizabeth has taken care to really understand the landscape and the people she works with- beneficiaries, stakeholders, funders or other par ... tners. Codex is providing for a real need in the sector. Elizabeth has thought through the sustainability of the work and the potential impact. She is great networker and welcomes a collaborative approach.
Alessandro Piol
Partner and co-founder, AlphaPrime Ventures and Board Member, Columbia University SEAS Board of Visitors. Harvard Business School grad.
Deidre Luzmore
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO of Marketing & Communications co-Chair for The Silicon Cape Initiative
Elizabeth runs a not for profit coding academy for less fortunate youth in Cape Town townships. She has TV jounalism experience. I would wit ... hout a doubt recomend her to be an advisor
Jason Mendelson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Managing Director, Foundry Group and Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Law School. University of Michigan grad.
She has true passion for the practice. She's transparent and hardworking and very creative.
Brittany Hawkins
They're my friends  •  Chief Executive Officer, Explore sideways. Previously Chief Marketing Officer, Explore Sideways.
Elizabeth has unbridled passion for her cause paired with the intelligence and resourcefulness to make things happen, at scale.
Daniel Guasco
We worked together  •  Founding Director / CEO, Groupon South Africa. Previously Founding Director, Intergrated Global Trade.
Elizabeth brings a wealth of global knowledge and experience including vast emerging market expertise. Elizabeth is driving a pioneering cod ... ing initiative which could drive huge job creation, education and empowerment across Africa.

Deidre Luzmore
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO of Marketing & Communications co-Chair for The Silicon Cape Initiative
Deirdre is passionate both about her company and her tech ecosystem (Cape Town) and committed to building both.

Judith Owigar
We worked together  •  Founder, JuaKali and Co-Founder and Operations Director, Akirachix.
Judith is the awesome and passionate founder of Akirachix, a model for teaching coding to young African girls. I very much respect her work ... and her bootstrapping, practical mentality -- getting things done!