DVL Member Highlight - Ayotunde Ogunbiyi


Diverse Venture Leaders (DVL) is a new venture powered by Millennial Ventures that aims to help diverse startup founders who have been in business for at least 6 months to stabilize, systemize and prepare their company for scale.


Ayotunde's name means "Joy has returned" in Yoruba which is a language spoken in West Africa, most prominently Southwestern Nigeria. Ayo, which means “joy” is what Tunde chose to name his project management firm, Ayo Partners LLC– hoping that the outcome of their work will bring joy to communities around the region.


Tunde boasts of a 10-year experience in managing teams and forging a successful culture.

Many would be surprised to know that Tunde's early career was as a professional soccer player, from playing collegiately to ultimately being a part of the Nigerian national team. In addition, he spent 5 years coaching Division-1 soccer for Drexel University and Penn State University.


Tunde is currently on the Board of Directors for The Starfinder Foundation and part of the Diversity Committee for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The team at DVL is excited to support his journey as he expands his business in Philadelphia and beyond.


Connect with Tunde on LinkedIn.

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