About Hiruy

Hiruy Amanuel is a co-founder and managing partner of A.J. Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that concentrates on the consumer and financial sectors. Through A.J. Ventures, Hiruy Amanuel and his business partner, Allison Littlefield, invest in seed-stage and existing firms, usually in exchange for success fees or equity. The firm’s investments typically range from between $50,000 and… Continue Reading

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Report Takes Behind the Scenes Look at Ethiopian Economic Growth

Report Takes Behind the Scenes Look at Ethiopian Economic Growth

A new report analyzing Ethiopia’s labor force shows that the country has made great progress in reducing unemployment and providing widespread education. However, more work must be done to sustain Ethiopia’s strong economic growth. The report, called “Ethiopia – an agrarian economy in transition,” was written by Yared Seid, Alemayehu Taffesse, and Seid Nuru Ali.… Continue Reading

The First Annual East Africa Finance Summit: What You Need to Know

The First Annual East Africa Finance Summit: What You Need to Know

The first annual East Africa Finance Summit (EAFS) wrapped up in Ethiopia in December 2016. Business, academic, public institution, and industry leaders gathered for two days to talk about the future of the financial sector in the region. By working collaboratively, rather than as individual countries trying to solve problems and promote growth alone, leaders… Continue Reading