Wossen is our Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. He has experience as a consultant at McKinsey in their Addis Ababa office and practicing law as a private equity attorney in New York City. As an African who grew up in the diaspora, he's passionate about economic development in Africa and sees tech and tech-enabled businesses as one of the unique levers we have to drive rapid, material economic improvement. When he's not working on Pariti you can find him reading, writing or practicing his Olympic lifts.
Yacob has successfully helped raise tens of millions for startups before co-founding Pariti. Pariti was how we could provide value by working with founders and investors on problems that seemed to stem from a lack of access to talent and capital. These two problems stood out as the biggest hindrance to their ability to grow their businesses and support their communities. Which is what Pariti’s mission was born out of. In his free time, Yacob has been passionate about storytelling and building communities.
Selman was previously a technical program manager at Instagram working on a range of initiatives from driving privacy and integrity strategy for the Instagram API platform to building communication infrastructure. From Istanbul, Selman grew up passionate about creating an equitable world and providing opportunities for others. Outside of work, Selman helps put together intimate concerts in all around the world to promote local artists & music.
Gareth Lloyd is a startup CTO focused on building high performing products and teams. In his previous CTO role at Housekeep, he's built a cleaning technology platform from idea stage to over £10m annual recurring revenue. Housekeep was recently named 6th fastest growing company in Europe by the Financial Times. At Pariti, he is looking for ways to apply modern data and UX technologies to address structural problems in developing markets.