Izzy Obeng is an entrepreneur and business coach. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foundervine and sits as a Non-Executive Director for Capital Enterprise.
At Foundervine, Izzy leads a consultancy for creating systemic change in entrepreneurship. Foundervine has launched accelerators in the UK that support early stage companies, providing entrepreneurs from under-represented communities with mentorship, training and financial support. By 2022, Foundervine had helped over 5,000 leaders build new skills, supported over 300 entrepreneurs start and scale new businesses and raise capital.
Izzy is a Member of the Investment Advisory Committee for the £25m Growth Impact Fund launched in 2022 by Big Issue Invest and a scout for Ada Ventures. In 2021, Izzy joined the Hamilton Commission, a commission appointed by seven-time world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to increase the representation of Black people in U.K. motorsport. She currently acts as an Advisor to Lloyds Banking Group and is a member of the Race Equality Commission. Izzy has been featured in the BBC, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian and in 2022, Izzy was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Impact.