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Michael Rain

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Editor in Chief, ZNews Africa and Consultant & Creative, MJR. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.

Editor in Chief, ZNews Africa and Consultant & Creative, MJR. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.

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ZNews Africa

Positions

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief ZNews Africa November 2014 - present
Consultant & Creative MJR February 2013 - present
Account Executive Finsbury December 2011 - May 2013
Research Assistant Finsbury May 2010 - December 2011
Content Manager Unigo LLC April 2010 - May 2010
Diplomatic and Consular Affairs Intern NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs January 2010 - May 2010
Web Marketing Intern Madison Square Garden Entertainment December 2009 - March 2010
Research Assistant in the Behavorial Research Lab Columbia Business School September 2008 - May 2009
Corporate Responsibility Intern Corporate Citizenship February 2008 - June 2008
Editorial Intern Hachette Book Group USA August 2006 - August 2006
Marketing Intern Hachette Book Group USA June 2006 - August 2006
Publicity Intern Time Warner Book Group June 2005 - August 2005

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York Political Science, International Relations 2006 - 2010
Brooklyn Technical High School Social Science Research

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Growth
  • • Venture capital
  • • B2B sales
  • • B2b marketing
  • • Africa
  • • Legal
  • • Financial Modeling
  • • Mobile Apps
  • • Startup Law
  • • new media copyright law
  • • international media
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

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Femi Agbayewa
We worked together  •  Previously Guest Lecturer, British Film Institute. Previously Skin (Producer), Tim Reid Productions. York grad.
Based on my interaction with Michael, I think he would make for a great entrepreneur because he's successful, resourceful, open minded, driv ... en and knows hot utilize his network and is a master of "human chess"
Shilpa Vuthoori
We worked together  •  Founder, Creative Director, PYARA. Previously Vice President, Finsbury. Columbia University in the City of New York grad. Stanford grad.
Michael has the rare combination of being both thoughtful and passionate. Because of this, he is someone who is excited about new, creative ... ideas, but can apply a strategic focus to execute on his passion. He is a true connector, and has a way of attracting incredibly talented people who seek him out for collaborations. He is a mentor to others and is someone who invests in relationships, all of which I believe are core to successful entrepreneurship.
Monique Alves
We worked together  •  Operations Chief, ZNews Africa. Previously Business Analyst, Barclays. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Michael is a driven professional that gives 200% to everything he works on. As a communications professional with industry experience, he kn ... ows how to position himself, the team and the product for branding and partnership success. He is tenacious and hungry, he'll doggedly go after the objective on the table while still keeping a keen eye on the long term startup vision and strategy plan. A founder partnered with Michael would be well positioned to define their brand, define a team and product strategy as well as determine and execute on action plans in a timely manner. I highly endorse Michael for inclusion in FD.
Kwame Leslie Dougan, Esq.
We worked together  •  Millennium Leadership Fellow, Atlantic Council and Africa Consultant, Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA). York grad.
Super creative genius who can convert any idea into something the average person can really connect with.
Alpha Bah
They're my current cofounder  •  Android Engineer, MLB Advanced Media. Previously Production Engineer, NYSE. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Because he is simply amazing!!!

Marfo, Kwame

Marfo, will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Monique Alves

Monique will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Laurel Djoukeng

Laurel will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Dawn Quaker

Dawn will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Biro Conde

Biro will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Monique Alves
They're my school  •  Operations Chief, ZNews Africa. Previously Business Analyst, Barclays. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
Monique is a masterful tactician, and knows how to leverage her resources, network and intelligence to achieve any goal she sets her sights ... on.