DJ Didonna
Entrepreneurial Finance Lab

DJ DiDonna is currentlythe Director of the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab‘s (EFL) Business Development and Operations. EFL has created an automated, scalable, and proven risk assessment tool for SMEs which measures an entrepreneur’s fundamental intellectual and psychological characteristics. EFL’s tool predicts credit risk and upside potential with the same accuracy as traditional credit scoring models, but without requiring any credit history or collateral.

DiDonnais an experienced founding entrepreneur, with a sales, management, and operations background in the tech startup space. He worked for the rapid growth and VC-darling Angie’s List before co-founding an angel-backed web startup at his alma mater. Determined to enter the fields of social enterprise and international development while following his passion for entrepreneurship,DiDonnajoined the Entrepreneurial Finance Lab to help commercialize their research conducted in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for International Development. DiDonna has worked in microfinance and development in both Africa and Latin America and is currently based in Johannesburg.He received his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and enjoys triathlons, soccer, and backpacking in his spare time.

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