Yvonne Bajela is an investor in early stage companies at Impact X Capital, which invests in start-ups across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has worked across the globe in investment banking, corporate venture capital and in academia, and is a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and female empowerment. She was listed as a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Our conversation covers Yvonne’s early interest in markets and finance, her career journey, and how she identifies talent across the venture capital arena. We discuss what both her upbringing and her role in venture capital taught her about failure, and how she resorts to the lessons of some well-known figures to overcome imposter syndrome.
Yvonne is a thought leader for diversity in venture, female empowerment and entrepreneurship and is instrumental in efforts to create stronger, more broad reaching networks to provide support and mentorship globally.