Nneka Ukpai
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Nneka Ukpai

POP Venture

Nneka Ukpai is an avid investor and digital innovation enthusiast focused on funding and scaling new products for early and growth-stage companies, digitizing legacy enterprises, and helping accelerators, venture capital, private debt, and private equity firms grow their portfolios by providing a private network of professionals with deep subject matter expertise in every field necessary for a growing company to thrive. Nneka is a results-driven serial entrepreneur who co-founded one of the most popular social apps in Brazil and co-founded a B2B2C fintech in Washington, D.C. As a two-time technology founder, Nneka understands the challenges faced by growing tech and tech-enabled companies and routinely advises companies looking for ways to expand their digital offerings or grow through strategic acquisition. Nneka is currently the Chief Investment Officer at POP Venture, a registered fund designed to bring investment opportunities to the masses through multimedia distribution.

Prior to POP, Nneka was the Head of Financial Innovation at Better, the fastest fintech to surpass $100 Billion in funded volume. Nneka was part of the small and mighty deal team that took Better public in 2023. For the decade preceding Better, Nneka honed her legal skills as a senior attorney at a global law firm defending large corporations, Boards, and C-suite executives in regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions across multiple jurisdictions in the United States, Europe, Africa, and East Asia. 

Nneka is a proud alumna of Howard University and Harvard Law School, where she currently holds a distinguished teaching faculty position in Harvard’s Trial Advocacy Workshop.