Julien Gafarou

Director of Investment Research

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Julien is the Director of Investment Research, managing Toniic’s Investment Programs, curating impact funds and direct deals for Toniic’s global community of impact investors.

Prior to Toniic, Julien provided investment readiness consulting for a number of social enterprises and Africa-focused start-ups. He has previous experience with Dalberg, where he worked as a Senior Consultant on a range of research projects for global foundations and development institutions. Prior to Dalberg, he worked at ClearlySo, a UK-based angel network and social finance advisory, where he screened investment applications from social enterprises and supported entrepreneurs in the fundraising process.

Julien has a background in finance and his experience also includes positions with Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, Expand Research – a company of the Boston Consulting Group – and IBM Global Business Services

Julien holds a M.Sc. in Engineering from Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris.