James Zhang

James Zhang

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James Zhang, a serial entrepreneur and avid blockchain and fintech investor, is the Co-founder and CEO of Jambo, a Congo-based cryptocurrency startup building Africa's Web3 user acquisition portal through "learn, play, earn". James and his sister Alice co-founded Jambo after witnessing first hand the continent's potential for economic innovation and prosperity. Dedicated to helping more Africans achieve financial well-being, they launched Jambo to onboard the next million African people to Web3. In 2017, James launched Black Panther Capital’s first blockchain FoF which invested in 10+ top tier token funds globally and also participated in Coinbase, Bitmain, Messari, and other well established industry leaders. He has also been a blockchain/crypto advocate throughout the years and personal advisor to many prominent organizations and institutions.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • James and his sister noticed the opportunity to duplicate the success of Web 3 projects in Southeast Asia across Africa.

  • Jambo aims to create financial prosperity for billions across the continent to foster the next-gen of Web3 innovators, builders and creators.

  • Jambo combines education, collective access to play-to-earn games for lower barriers of entry and access to a curated network of Web3 apps.