Vanessa Mbamalu



Vanessa is an analyst at Concept Ventures. Prior to joining, she was a program and startup Manager at Startup Norway, one of Norway's leading startup hubs. There, she built up the first Nordic Travel tech incubator from scratch, in addition to leading the deal sourcing to various incubator programs. Moreover, she is an alumni of Included VC, a global fellowship for individuals from diverse communities to help provide opportunities into the world of Venture Capital.

Vanessa graduated from the University of Manchester in Economics. She looks forward to exploring London having moved from a small town outside of Oslo.


Vanessa will focus on building the Concept Ventures community and network. Additionally, she will focus on investments within Edtech and Concept's 'Learn' vertical.

Get to know me

Fun Fact?

I grew up in Norway

Favourite Book?

The Kite Runner

Karaoke Song

Anything Rihanna

Desert Island Item?

I asked chatGPT for one item to bring, and it suggested I bring a survival knife

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A Criminal Detective or a Singer

Favourite Quote?

Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique.