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Mannie Ajayi

Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Pacific Fin Capital and Access Distributed

San Francisco

Founder
Investor

Introduction

Mannie is the founder and managing partner at Pacific Fin Capital; a long-term investment company focused on the food and beverage manufacturing industry. He views ultimate success as owning and operating "for profit, for good" companies that create value for all stakeholders. In addition to PFC, Mannie splits his time with another venture, Access Distributed. AD is a non-profit that expands access to business careers for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds at non-target schools. Before founding Pacific Fin Capital, Mannie founded Pnyka, a software platform focused on improving communication for communities like cities and news media companies. As the CEO, Mannie guided the mission-driven team from product ideation to reach thousands of users across America.

Before starting Pnyka, Mannie worked at TPG Growth as an investment professional focused on Consumer Packaged Goods companies. He was involved in the transactions and/or managing TPG’s investment in companies like Fender, Gary Farrell, Kosta Browne, and Angie’s Boomchickapop. Before TPG, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, and raised in Dubai, Mannie attended Stanford's Graduate School of Business for his MBA and received a BComm from UVA's McIntire School of Commerce.

Functional Expertise

Investor
Operations
Finance

Industry

Food and beverage
Social impact

Superpowers

  • Aligning social impact with business models
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Structuring

Key Accomplishments

  • Preparing underrepresented students at non-target schools to find internships at very prestigious firms with Access Distributed
  • Bringing and implementing technology in the slow-moving industry of food and beverage manufacturing
  • Working on Civi to bridge political divides using digital communication
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