Cofounder and Managing Director, Flow Equity
Dave Ellis is a cofounder and managing director of Flow Equity and serves as an executive director for its portfolio businesses. Flow Equity is a US-based venture development business focused on developing the traditional, rural poultry sector in Eastern Africa. Its flagship enterprise, EthioChicken, is the market leader in Ethiopia, employing over 1,300 people and reaching over three million smallholder households annually with high yielding chicks and feed. Flow Equity is also replicating its model in Rwanda and Uganda through its business, Uzima Chicken, which has over 200 employees. Ellis started his career with Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core and as a director of Assetmap. He graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from Northwestern University with a BA in political science.