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Robert Fogler is the principal founder of Thousand Hills Venture Fund. He is a Managing Director of each of the THVF funds. Mr. Fogler is also an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver University, where he teaches a course on Capital Markets in Africa that covers mortgage finance, microfinance, and private and public securities markets in Africa. Mr. Fogler is also a frequent speaker at international conferences and events on investment in Africa. Mr. Fogler holds degrees in Philosophy, Engineering and Law, all from the University of Michigan.


Antoine Bigirimana is a co-founder of Thousand Hills Venture Fund. He is a Managing Director of THVF and serves on the Advisory Board of THVF. As a Rwandan American, Bigirimana is a central figure in Rwanda’s information and communication technologies (ICT) community. With his reputation as a consultant on ICT strategies in East Africa, Bigirimana has spoken at several conventions in Africa and the United States. As a prominent entrepreneur and businessman in the United States, Bigirimana founded and built a successful software company in the San Francisco Bay Area (Electronic Tools Company). Outside of work, Bigirimana spends most of his time as a philanthropist, supporting the Kigali Center for Entrepreneurs. He also was the Chairman of the non-profit E-ICT Training Center for IT workers.