Yemaachi Biotech

A New Dawn for Health Knowledge in Africa

Yem is a Frafra (Northern Ghana) word meaning knowledge. Amaachi is derived from an Ewe (Eastern Ghana) word meaning medicine. Maachi is also Twi (Southern Ghana) phrase meaning good morning. Together, this conveys the meaning of our name Yemaachi: A new dawn for health knowledge in Africa.

Our Work

Yemaachi is creating the world’s most diverse cancer bio-database to develop the next generation of cancer drugs that are effective in diverse populations.

Our Vision

Yemaachi is working towards a future where precision oncology research, diagnostics, and therapeutics are truly inclusive, for the benefit of people everywhere.

Leadership Team

Advisory Team

Yaw Bediako, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO | Immunology

David Hutchful, MSc

Co-Founder & CTO

Joyce Ngoi, MSc

Co-Founder | NGS | Technical Services

Yaw Attua-Afari

Co-Founder & CFO

Abdoulaye Diallo, PhD

Bioinformatics & Machine Learning

Aida Manu, MSc

Operations & Compliance

Akwasi Asabere, PhD

Business Development

Emmanuella Amoako, MD

Clinical Affairs | Oncology

Frank Onyambu, PhD

Training & Capacity Development | Country Representative, Kenya

Kanny Diallo, PhD

Molecular Epidemiology | Representative, Francophone Africa

Salewa Akomolafe, MA

Strategy & Planning

Our Investors

Yemaachi is backed by global investors, including V8 Capital, AAIC, LifeLine Family Heritage Fund, Y Combinator, Tencent, LoftyInc Capital, VestedWorld, V Square Capital and Ethan Perlstein, committed to our mission of diversifying precision oncology for the benefit of patients everywhere.

Our Partners

The saying goes— if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together. Yemaachi partners are integral to both accelerating and expanding our work. They include clinical and academic partners in Africa and abroad, global industry partners, and civil society.

Where We Work

Academic & Research Partners

Industry Partners

Non-Profit Partners

Join Us

The Yemaachi team is a talented, passionate, and committed group of scientists, strategists, engineers, and operators.  Open roles will be posted here.  To send us your resume or inquire about roles not posted, reach out at

Yemaachi also offers internships by application for undergraduate and graduate students. Interns get valuable hands-on experience and mentorship and can focus on Finance, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Software Engineering, or Marketing. To apply, please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and a recommendation from your institution or professor to indicating which domain area you are interested in applying for.