Pillar Chair - Wealth Creation & Entrepreneurship
Managing Partner, Acuity Venture Partner
Lexi managed investments for New York based hedge fund, Sandler O’Neill Asset Management (now Maltese Capital), covering banks and insurance companies. In 2012 Lexi Novitske moved to Nigeria to focus on middle market private equity investments, believing the African continent held immense untapped potential, with an under-penetrated consumer population, expanding infrastructure and online access, and an active entrepreneur network.
In 2014, Lexi moved to set up and manage the family office group of the Darwish family and launched Singularity Investments, a private capital-backed venture investment firm, and backed market champions in fintech and enterprise software including Paystack, Flutterwave, mPharma, and Migo. In 2019 Lexi acquired the firm’s portfolio and launched Acuity Venture Partners continuing Singularity’s mission to invest in technology companies driving trade and financial identity across Africa.
Lexi is a board member at several early-stage companies and faculty member and mentor to several accelerators and start-up academies.
Lexi is a CFA Charterholder and a Kauffman Fellow.