Osarumen Osamuyi

Osarumen is Founder and Author of The Subtext

Osarumen currently works as Head of Venture Growth at DFS Lab, and serves as a startup mentor at the Google Launchpad Accelerator.

Previously, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Africa’s Talking, where he leads market insights with the international expansion team, as well as other special projects across the organisation. Before that, he was Head of Investments and Research at Nigerian early-stage VC firm, Ventures Platform, and in November 2016, he won Africa’s first virtual reality hackathon as part of team LEVRN.

Osarumen’s research for The Subtext examines the impact of the mobile internet on legacy industries in the developing world, the links between technology and creativity (how thoughts become things and vice versa), as well as new applications of extended reality (XR) technologies.

In addition to the above, he moonlights as a synth programmer and experimental music composer for film.

Featured in:
S1E5: 1.2 Billion and Counting – How Do Entrepreneurs Look at Africa’s Market Size?
The Flip Notes #13 – The Script
S2E2: Global Ambition – Lessons from Tech Expansion
S2E9: Much Ado About the Media
The Flip Notes #24 – Why the (tech) media doesn’t meet your expectations
The Flip Notes #35 – Marchetti’s Motorcycles Redux – Pricing for price-sensitive markets