Kwaku Osei, Cooperative Capital (Detroit) – At Large 

Kwaku Osei is the founder of Cooperative Capital, a community-based private equity fund that enables residents to pool their money together to make promising investments within their community. He was previously an Executive Associate at Rock Ventures where he worked on special projects with Dan Gilbert and served as CEO to Project X LLC, a $1MM+ tech spinout of Rock Ventures. Prior to Rock Ventures he was at Deloitte Consulting in DC, where he focused on technology, business process reengineering, strategic change and communications for various clients.

Honing his entrepreneurial spirit, Kwaku has started 7 businesses since he was 14; he earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Honor’s College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with University Honors. He currently serves on the boards of: The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit, Community Development Advocates for Detroit (CDAD), and Bridging Communities, Inc.