68: Abe Ankumah, Nyansa cofounder & CEO: Building on a Legacy of Entrepreneurship

 
 Abe Ankumah got introduced to computers at CalTech and is now CEO and cofounder of Nyansa.

Abe Ankumah got introduced to computers at CalTech and is now CEO and cofounder of Nyansa.

Abe Ankumah had never touched a computer before he arrived at Caltech in 1997, but quickly became captivated and decided to major in computer science. Now he’s the cofounder and CEO of Nyansa, a Silicon Valley startup that monitors the health of wireless networks.

An immigrant from Ghana, raised by hopeful entrepreneurs, he has the kind of story that has fueled Silicon Valley for decades.

I met Abe at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and talked to him about his journey, and the experiences that paved the way for what he's working on now.