Nichole Yembra is a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital, the Venture Garden Group investment arm. She also serves as a Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group.
She manages the company’s relationship with our investors as well as guiding the company’s strategic investment in African tech startups.
At GreenHouse, she fosters the growth of companies at the forefront of using technology to solve real African problems and has board responsibilities in a number of these companies. She brings experience from working in private and Fortune 500 companies to guide these portfolio companies through seed and series stages.
At VGG she is responsible for the financial strategy of the 7 companies under our umbrella as they serve public and private clients across the aviation, power, education, and financial services industries.
Nichole began her career at Ernst & Young LLP, Atlanta where she specialized in risk and process transformation across several sectors including oil and gas, consumer products, manufacturing, quick service restaurants, and financial services.
Nichole serves with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was the Program Director for College MAP, a program providing underserved youth with tools to access university.
She is an alumna of the Kenan Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a graduate from the Masters in Accounting program at Wake Forest University, and a licensed CPA.
Nichole enjoys running, weight lifting, yoga, and barre and balances that with her love for cooking and
baking and exploring different countries through food.