Startup founder, exec, mentor, and once-in-a-while investor; love to help the ecosystem; latest go-round-@wizelyapp; spotlighting founders @foundersunfound
OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS EPISODE: Valence, a new and exciting community built for black professionalsFounders Unfound listeners: get free membership and priority access hereSign up for the Valence BOOST Challenge: www.valence.community/boostchallengeIn this episode Wole and Dan discussed:Startup life in Nigeria during a pandemic lockdownHow cryptocurrency is more than a speculation toolWole's career arc through engineering, marketing, and bankinga quick tutorial from Wole on cross-border paymentsRaising money globally in a COVID-19 worldEpisode Shout Outs:Techstars BangaloreWole Ayodele is an entrepreneur who is on a roll. Wole is classically trained as an engineer but began his career in marketing. It's a chance to shift into banking, however, that helped Wole find his passion for finance. He is on his SECOND fintech startup with Fliqpay, a company that uses cryptocurrency infrastructure to help businesses send and receive payments globally. The Fliqpay platform cuts transaction time from days to minutes which is significant when their clients are waiting for payments to settle. With Fliqpay, literally time is money!Listen in to hear the story.MORE on WOLE and FLIQPAYWOLE:twitter.com/AyowoleOAlinkedin.com/in/woleayodele/Fliqpay Pitch on Techstars Demo DayFLIQPAY:fliqpay.com/twitter.com/fliqpaylinkedin.com/company/fliqpay/Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow!PODCAST TRANSCRIPT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow!Wole Ayodele is co-founder and CEO of Fliqpay, a company that helps businesses send and receive payments globally. His company, fresh from completing Techstars, is rocking the Africa fintech space. Wole has a great story as black founder based in Nigeria.Make sure to listen in!FULL EPISODE drops June 25th! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS EPISODE: Valence, a new and exciting community built for black professionalsFounders Unfound listeners: get free membership and priority access hereSign up for the Valence BOOST Challenge: www.valence.community/boostchallengeIn this special follow up from last week's discussion with black men founders, we now bring the viewpoint from the women's perspective. We gathered four accomplished women entrepreneurs to talk startups, fundraising, and the greater context of racial inequality, social justice protests, and the COVID-19 pandemic.Dan is honored to have Dr. Ivor Horn step in as a special guest host. Dr. Horn is an angel investor and advisor supporting entrepreneurs of color, especially women, in digital health.Helen Adeosun, Stella Ashaolu, Cherae Robinson, and Ashlee Wisdom join Ivor...in a conversation that reveals frustration, but also determination, wisdom and resilience. Listen in!In this episode the round table discussed:How it feels to be a black woman in America right now (June 2020)Moving between exhausted and determinedHonoring the moment: with voice, intention, and self-careThe desire to reach back and lift upHow office hours are a poor substitute for a checkAudience Resources:Cherae's PodcastHelen's funding announcementStella's recent panel discussionAshlee's TEDx TalkMore about IvorGeorge Floyd Memorial FundBlack Tech for Black LivesBLCK VC #WeWontWait Campaign (go to "Donate" section to find organizations worthy of your time and resources)Hidden Genius Project RecommendationsBlack Girl VenturesFollow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow.PODCAST TRANSCRIPT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS EPISODE: Valence, a new and exciting community built for black professionalsFounders Unfound listeners: get free membership and priority access hereSign up for the Valence BOOST Challenge: www.valence.community/boostchallengeIn this special episode, Dan brings together former podcast guests from across the US and Canada. These founders process in real-time how they feel -- as black men and as entrepreneurs -- in the wake of the senseless killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests sparked all around the country. These savvy entrepreneurs and leaders dive into what they think we and others can be doing to address police brutality, racial inequality, and the outcry for justice and social change.Kahlil Ashanti, Bara Cola, AK Ikwuakor, and Claudius Mbemba...keep it real, as the conversation covers everything from exasperation to optimism, and everything in between.In this episode the round table discussed:How it feels to be a black man in America right now (June 2020)What it's like to be a black entrepreneur in the midst of two American crisesWhat steps are they taking, in light of the protests, George Floyd, and their own mental healthRecommendations for others, including alliesAudience Resources:AK's PostBara's PostClaudius' PostDan's PostGeorge Floyd Memorial Fundhttps://www.grassrootslaw.org/BLCK VC #WeWontWait Campaign (go to "Donate" section to find organizations worthy of your time and resources)Hidden Genius Project (and the 15 organizations it recommends)Black Girl VenturesFollow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow.PODCAST TRANSCRIPT See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Episode Count
27
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
13 hours, 22 minutes