Enyi Okebugwu

Location: Redwood City, CA, US
Focus Area: Littlest Learners / Adult Learners
Regional Focus: Global / United States
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Meet Enyi, an associate at Imaginable Futures. His work focuses on supporting the US team in managing investments and activities, and supporting key strategic projects across the global team. Enyi also serves as a board observer for ParentPowered.

Prior to joining Imaginable Futures, he worked on the investment team at Village Capital, where he was responsible for operationalizing a highly granular investor and mentor database to support the firm’s portfolio companies across the globe.

Before Village Capital, he spent time as an Impact Fellow with Bridge International Academies, where he drove the development process for Bridge’s first cohort of primary schools in Nigeria. Enyi began his career by founding a social enterprise, Legendary Tutors, focused on providing high-quality test prep and college admissions consulting to underserved high school students in the south side of Chicago.


Why do you love coming to work?

I love working towards our mission of maximizing human potential, and doing it with a team that values each other professionally and personally.

What lessons did you learn early in your career that you keep with you today?

Listen often and openly, always stay true to the end goal and yourself.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

From the age of 8 through my late teens I wanted to be a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Where is your happy place?

The tennis court.

What’s the closest thing to real magic in this world?

A baby’s first words and steps.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want it to be?


Favorite quote:

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves.” - Mahatma Gandhi

What do you imagine or wish for the future?

I imagine a world where everyone, regardless of background, have an equal opportunity to experience thriving lives.