About Us

We provide Business and Financial Advisory Services for entrepreneurs seeking to build scalable businesses.

Who we are

Who We Are

Our mission to uplift entrepreneurs by equipping them with innovative business growth strategies

We are a business and financial advisory firm that provides Business and Financial Advisory Services for entrepreneurs seeking to build scalable businesses, access finance and manage their finances effectively through coaching, masterclasses, mentorship, consulting and training services to enable them achieve their full business potential.

Founded in 2016, we have worked with over 2,300 entrepreneurs directly or in cohorts and enabled a good number to effectively run their businesses achieving growth, engage with investors qualifying them to raise capital as well as achieve substantial business milestones.

Our Core Values:


We are strongly anchored by the following core values;-

  • Customer Centricity
  • Value Creation
  • Impact and Growth
  • Collaboration

Our Vision:

To Champion Financial Solutions for Entrepreneurs in Africa and beyond.

Our Mission:

To break the Business and Financial bottlenecks business entities encounter when accessing finance in order to achieve their full business potential while growing our stakeholder value.

The Team

Upscale Consulting is driven by a team with wealth of experience and know-how in building financially successful individuals and businesses. Over time, we have built a network of associates and partners in and outside the country.

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Founder & Managing Partner

Stephanie Nguku

Upscale Conculting is a business and finance consultancy firm working with StartUps and SMEs in helping them prepare, package and promote their businesses to investors to enable them access the finance they need in order to achieve their full business potential.

She is a finance professional having obtained a Bachelors in Commerce from Africa Nazarene University in Banking and Finance and a CPA holder from Strathmore University. She is a Certified Business Trainer with the SIYB by ILO, with the Make-IT Mentor Driven Capital by VC4Africa; and Imarisha Mentoring Program run by Mowgli Mentoring (UK based) as well as trained coach with Creative Metier.

Prior to founding Upscale Consulting, Stephanie worked with SMEs in the Commercial Banking and Finance Sectors for 14years as a Finance Credit Expert; helping businesses through the lending processes to enable them acquire the necessary capital.

She has skills in providing investor readiness services, which entails an holistic assessment of a business situational analysis, financial planning and modelling, preparation of fund raising documentation - business plans, business proposals and pitch decks, putting together necessary documentation, capital raising, investment structuring, business valuation, facilitation on investor targeting strategies, investor relations, due diligence and post investment support.

Stephanie has worked with several institutions such as Family Bank Ltd, Equity Group Foundation, Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Kayana supported by UK TechHUB, Pangea Accelerator EA, Strathmore Business Club, Founders Boost (USA), Cytonn e-hub, HULT Prize Foundation (a Global initiative supporting social enterprises in the Universities), Young Ventures Program - a GIZ funded program, KIEP250+, StartUP R.O.A.D MapProgram-SNDBX and WYLDE International as a trainer, coach and mentor with their cohorts.

She sits in the KNCCI (Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Youth Board, as well as other SME boards supporting the business and financial advisory function.

Stephanie is passionate about equipping budding and growing entrepreneurs by enabling them identify and master their core in order to build profitable, scalable and sustainable businesses while maintaining their financial wellness.

Investment Manager

Carol Ogolla

Carol Ogallo has an MBA from Daystar University and has been an investment Manager with a venture fund since 2018 where she manages several portfolios across Sub Saharan Africa.
Senior Consultant

Michael Karaimu

Michael is a Consultant within the International Trade and Investment ecosystem providing advisory services, capital raising through debt, equity, trade and working capital instrument structured finance for Startups, SMEs and Growth companies.

He has 5 years experience spread across Strategy(Deloitte), Innovation, Management Consulting, Business Development, Impact Investment working alongside local and international financial services firms, investment managers, Private Equity, Venture Capital and International Financial Centers to bridge funding gaps within the African business ecosystem to stimulate economic development.

He is currently upskilling in Sustainable Finance and Investment with an eye on developing
Subject Matter Expertise on Impact Investment and Sustainable Investing. On the play side, you can find him practicing Martial Arts, Chess and outdoor activities.

Financial Analyst

Sitati Sospeter

A career in banking spanning over 13 years of experience with 8 years in management. Strong in credit risk analysis, Debt collection and credit structuring, compliance checks, due diligence and overall investment banking. Adept in financial modeling, financial statement analysis, portfolio rebalancing and design of Investment Policy statements.

Worked with various Banks including Equity Bank Ltd, Family Bank Ltd and Faulu Microfinance Bank Ltd.

Sitati is a registered Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA-K) of Kenya having been registered by the ICIFA under the Laws of Kenya. He holds a Master degree of Business administration, strategic management and Bachelors degree of Education Science, Mathematics.

Senior Associate

Amos Gikuni

Amos is a Business Acceleration Expert whose purpose is to grow businesses to economic sustainability for social impact by organizing and providing Business Development Support through methodical implementation of strategies developed and precise reviews on progress as well as collaboration with a team built toward the shared vision.

His areas of preference are Finance, Financial analysis, Management Consultancy, Auditing and Advisory.

He has over 7 years experience in handling a portfolio of companies with revenues ranging from KES 1million to KES 50 Million per month and an employee range of 12 to
800 personnel.


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    CMS Africa,Ground Floor, SNDBX
    Kilimani, Chania Avenue, Nairobi
    +254 (0) 722 449 386

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