Rachel Crawford is Manager of Emerging Markets for Village Capital. Rachel led the development of the firm’s Human Capital practice, to improve access to talent for emerging market start-ups. She also leads Village Capital’s ecosystem development programme, to catalyse the flow of capital to impact enterprises addressing countrywide and regional challenges around financial inclusion, agriculture, healthcare and environmental sustainability. Previously, Rachel worked on the investment team of real estate driven private equity firm, Patron Capital Advisors, and subsequently led strategic projects for their largest portfolio company, Generator, which was sold for 450m euros in 2017. She then joined the founding team of travel tech startup Tripr App, before joining Village Capital’s Emerging Markets team in Nairobi.