Episode 75

Investing in Future Africa with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji


May 25th, 2021

41 mins 58 secs

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About this Episode

African Unity Day Greetings Glocal Citizens!
This week we're back in Nigeria with one of Forbes' 30 under 30 in Enterprise Technology. Starting his first company at age 19, he's a serial entrepreneur in the public interest. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji spent the last few years as the CEO of Flutterwave, a business building payments technology and infrastructure connecting Africa to the global economy. He led the company to becoming one of the fastest growing payments technology businesses of all-time processing over $2 billion across over 50 million transactions. In his tech-prenuer endeavors, prior to Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa co-founded Andela - Africa's largest engineering organization with over 1,000 software engineers; Andela’s investors include Mark Zuckerberg and Google Ventures amongst others. Iyinoluwa or "E" now heads Fund for Africa’s Future where he spends time helping founders, philanthropists and investors from around the world understand how to do build fast growing and impactful technology businesses in Africa.

Today we salute all that Iyinoluwa is doing to manifest a more unified Africa!

Where to find Iyinoluwa:
On LinkedIn
On Twitter
On Instagram
On Facebook

What's Iyinoluwa reading?
The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford by Roland De Wolk

Other topics of interest:
Velocity @ University of Waterloo
Learning Management Systems
The Gilded Age
Niger Delta Conflict