Hi, I am

Barakat Adenike Sheriff

My friends call me Raks, and you can too!

I’m God’s best friend and my life’s goal is to become exactly like Jesus.

My partnership with God is expressed in many different ways and I live a multifaceted life.

I‘m an investment professional focused on investing in early stage startups solving difficult problems across Africa.

I currently lead the investment team at Future Africa, where I’ve led the process of sourcing and investing over 10 million dollars in more than 50 startups.


50 Days Of Gratitude 2023

We Give Thanks-Day 23

The beautiful thing about gratitude is that, it’s great for our mental wellbeing. In life, there’s always going to be something or the other that

50 Days Of Gratitude 2023

We Give Thanks- Day 22

Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord— Selah to Him who rides upon the highest heavens of old; behold,


My thoughts and insights on VC, Investing in Africa, Startups  and Mental Health. 


Curated resources across faith and career.