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Anish Shivdasani
CEO at Giraffe


Anish is founder & CEO of Giraffe- a Silicon Valley-backed job matching platform that gives medium-skilled jobseekers access to opportunities and enables businesses to recruit staff faster and more efficiently than any other way.

Since launching in 2015, Giraffe has attracted over 1 million users and remains one of the fastest growing tech startups in South Africa.

Prior to founding Giraffe, Anish was a Principal at Delta Partners, a strategic advisory firm specialising in telecoms in emerging markets. Before this he was a scientist, doing research on stem cells.

Anish holds an MA (Hons) from Cambridge University and a PhD from Sheffield University.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL Closing the Skills Gap: Preparing for an Uncertain Future