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Kwame Leslie Dougan, Esq.

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Millennium Leadership Fellow, Atlantic Council and Africa Consultant, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA). York grad.

Millennium Leadership Fellow, Atlantic Council and Africa Consultant, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA). York grad.

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Involved In


Barclays Bank
JP Morgan
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Bank of America - Merrill Lynch
USANA Health Sciences


Managing Partner iYa Ventures January 2013 - present
Emerging Fund Manager in Residence Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) March 2014 - present
Millennium Leadership Fellow Atlantic Council April 2015 - present
Visiting Lecturer Catholic Institute of Business and Technology; Andela Institute April 2015 - April 2015
Associate Shearman & Sterling LLP October 2011 - 2015
Risk Analyst, Directors and Officers Liability Marsh September 2006 - August 2007
Business Analyst (Intern) Scotiabank April 2003 - August 2003


Columbia University School of Law Law 2007 - 2010
London School of Economics and Political Science International Relations 2005 - 2006
York University Political Science and Law & Society 2001 - 2005
Martingrove C.I.

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Venture capital
  • • Asset Allocation
  • • Impact Investing
  • • Social Finance
  • • Social Impact
Markets of Interest
  • • Social Impact
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Contract negotiation • Corporate law • International Law • Litigation • Startups

Key Accomplishments

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Alon Holliday, Ed.D
They're my friends  •  Organizational Development, HMG Consulting. Previously Assistant to the Vice President, Suffolk County Community College.
He is patient and knowledgeable. He invests his time and efforts strategically to best cater to his clients needs.
Chika Umeadi
They're my friends  •  Engagement Director, tiphub. Previously Product Marketing Manager, Fishbowl Marketing Analytics.
Grit + Flexibility + Personality. He's got what it takes to build consensus, stick to the vision, and operationalize on daily basis.
Adrian McCalla
They're my friends  •  CEO, Costbucket. Previously Overheads Manager, Nestlé.
Kwame is very knowledgeable on topics related to small business, legal issues and financing. He understands the dynamics required to move f ... rom an idea to an actual business. He has always been accommodating to both me and my fellow entrepreneurs whenever we sought advise for our respective businesses.
Celeste Beatty
We worked together  •  Corporate Brewing Officer, Harlem Brewing Company. NYU grad.
Kwame simply gets things done. He makes good things happen. Very results driven. He's both an innovator and a closer. His experience, tenaci ... ty and drive is essential for any important forward thinking project.

Michael Rain
We worked together  •  Editor in Chief, ZNews Africa and Consultant & Creative, MJR. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Super creative genius who can convert any idea into something the average person can really connect with.