ROB ELOFF has spent his career investing, living and working in developing markets. Prior to co-founding Lateral Capital he established Frontier Dawn Partners, an evergreen vehicle for capital deployment to early stage, technology enabled founding teams in subSaharanAfrica. Its portfolio was combined with that of Emergo Partners to form the cornerstone assets of Lateral Capital. Rob started his career on the equity trading desk at JP Morgan, Johannesburg, became an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and Investment Director at ACI. He spent ten years based between Johannesburg, Moscow, London and New York transitioning from trading to hedge fund coverage and private equity buyout advisory in markets including subSaharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America. He is particularly focussed on technology enabled solutions to financial inclusion, education, healthcare and the environment. Rob holds a masters degree in finance from Cambridge University and a bachelors degree with dual majors in philosophy and economics from the University of Cape Town.