Patrick is founding partner and Chief Investments Officer of the Vakayi SME Fund, a Zimbabwe Focused fund with regional ambitions that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses. He has hands-on experience of business development to assist entrepreneurs in getting investors ready. He boasts experience in identifying investment opportunities, financial and legal due diligence, deal structuring and managing and exiting portfolio entities. Over the years Patrick has built a network of local, regional and international business contacts in both public and private sectors. His network comprises senior figures in the DFI community, financial institutions, renewable energy experts, tax legal experts, ESG and impact consultants, to name a few. Patrick is an advisor with the Get.invest Finance Catalyst. Get.invest is a programme funded by the EU and several European Governments that mobilises investments in renewable energy in the sub-Saharan, Caribbean and Pacific regions. In this role he advises clients across renewable energy business models such as solarPV, mini-grids, hydro dams, hydro run of the river, electricity for C&I , e-mobility and energy efficient appliances for households.