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Save the Date October 2, 2019
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Black Tie International:
VoguePay Launch at SVNED Entrepreneur Series

denise williams

Join the President & Cofounder of SVNED Inc. Denise Williams
 to launch the first free-to-integrate payment gateway
in the history of Nigeria, VoguePay

On the first Wednesday in October SVNED Inc. will continue to roll out our signature Entrepreneur series, October 2nd in Silicon Valley.  The founding members of VoguePay will engage in a Fire Side Chat with investment and banking community in the Silicon Valley.  

 It would be a great honor to have you as our guest. 

What is VoguePay?

VoguePay is an award-winning online payment gateway, founded in 2012 to enable individuals and businesses to send and receive payments globally. The unique proposition of VoguePay is making multi-channel and cross-currency transactions safer, cheaper and more accessible for businesses and consumers in Africa and internationally. Today, VoguePay offers payment services to a global audience of 100,000 merchants in key markets like North Americas, South Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

About the Host: SVNED 

SVNED Inc. is Women-led organization in Tech, with the aim to connect the Right Opportunity with Capital. In the last 3-years, our work has been observed in the U.S. throughout Silicon Valley, W. Africa and most recently, China. Our goal is to change and control the narrative about Founders from across borders thus creating investment opportunities for dreamers and future leaders
 in Tech globally.

Learn more visit: 

Industries welcomed:

Business Sales & Produce Sales 




Payment Service Providers


Michael Femi Simeon - CEO & Cofounder

Mohammed Ibrahim Jega- Chief Business Developer Officer, Cofounder

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 Entrepreneurs and more... 


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Come and find out why it is important to invest in Nigeria, a Booming Economy in Africa.

The Panel Investment will discuss the importance of intermediary venture capital funds that can reduce risk and improve outcomes for connecting Diverse Entrepreneurs with Investments. 

Join us on Oct 2nd in Silicon Valley as we host a Fire Side Chat with the Cofounders, Michael Simone & Mohammed Jega of VoguePay.

Music, Food & Entertainment 

Breakout Sessions: Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalist
and Angel Investors

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Irina Berkon

Irina Berkon

Berkon, is a proven finance and accounting leader, a CPA with over 15 years of progressive hands-on experience in corporate finance. She brings a solid background in the fields of IPO, start-ups, M&A, financial audits, international accounting and tax structure (US, RU, EU), corporate strategic planning and development, deal structures, sales/supply channels establishment and financing activities. Irina is a member of various industry-specific groups and participates in publications, talks and panels on topics such as fintech, blockchain, compliance and leadership. She has delivered award-winning pitches in her role as CFO, written publications on various topics and has been featured in Forbes and other publications on the topic of fintech on blockchian. Irina is a Managing Director of 'Golden Seeds' one of the nation’s most active early-stage investment firms focused on women-led businesses.





Michael Simeon
As the CEO of VoguePay, Michael has over 21 years of business experience, mainly in the property investment sector, and online projects.

Before VoguePay, Michael had set up his first business, Simeon Properties which he grew to a multi-million pound portfolio. This turned out to be the beginning of an entrepreneurial journey to his present position as the Chief Executive Officer of VoguePay. Michael holds a B.A (Hon) in Politics & Economics from the Northumbria University in United Kingdom; he also acquired a Master’s degree course in International Relations from the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom.

Under his leadership, VoguePay has won prestigious industry awards including “African online payment of the year” at the

African Achievers Awards (2016), an award rated by FORBES Magazine as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies that represent the whole of the African continent and also the “best fintech startup” at Cashless Africa award (2017) among several others.


Agatha Barcelar

Agatha Barcelar

Agatha Barcelar, is the 27-year-old Brazilian-American immigrant and San Francisco resident running for U.S. Congress in California District 12. San Francisco has some of the youngest, most diverse, and technologically advanced residents of any district in the U.S. The technology dreamt up here ripples out to the entire world, and will continue to do so as another four billion people connect online in the next decade. AI, automation, and social media will continue to impact every aspect of our lives. We urgently need representatives with a sophisticated understanding of human-centered technology, and yet, only ten percent of our representatives in Congress today have a science
 or technology background.


Mohammed Ibrahim Jega

Mohammed Ibrahim Jega

Mohammed Ibrahim Jega is graduate of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, a Post Graduate in Computer Science and a Masters in Information Systems. He has a vast experience in Marketing, Project Management, Content Development, Application Development (Mobile & Web).

He serves on board of several professional bodies that focus on tech entrepreneurship in Nigeria including Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Las Vegas, Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) Dubai,
Member AIESEC International Alumni (AA).

In recognition of his contribution to entrepreneurship and leadership across Africa, Mohammed has won several awards
 and industry recognitions.


Anna Zuo,

Anna Zuo,

Anna Zuo, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Northern California International & Commercial Banking Group at East West Bank. Anna has over 20 years of commercial and international banking experience. Anna was previously Regional Manager for Bank of the West’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley Business Banking Groups. Prior to that, she was Deputy General Manager and Head of Wells Fargo Bank’s Shanghai Global Financial Institutions Group - servicing Greater China’s banks, credit unions, central banks, and other financial institutions. As an avid runner, you will most likely find Anna running, hiking, or covering the court in an intense game of badminton.



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(SV-NED inc)


SVNED Inc. facilitates the creation of business opportunities designed for Silicon Valley technology companies to bring their businesses into Emerging Markets. SVNED Inc. is committed to attracting capital investment in the field of info tech, ag tech, health tech and ed tech to further promote economic development growth opportunities to improve the potential of human capital.




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