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Africa Tech Rising - From Andela to Flutterwave, Nigeria's E Aboyeji, on Mark Zuckerberg, Nigeria's Talent Pipeline, and building a Pan-Africa Tech Company

Released Tuesday, 14th February 2017
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Meet E Aboyeji, co-founder of Flutterwave. E considers himself an impact entrepreneur who is passionate about building the future of Africa. Over the last seven years he has been a youth activist at the United Nations, President of a student owned media company and a serial entrepreneur who has started, grown and sold angel and venture backed companies in the impact entrepreneurship space. He also contributes significantly to several efforts to build sustainable impact enterprises by bringing together financial, social, political and human capital together to support other impact entrepreneurs as an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Advisor. In May 2016 E founded Flutterwave. Flutterwave is one simple API for processing payments across card, bank account and mobile money platforms in over thirty African countries. Flutterwave has processed over $20 million in transactions to date for clients that include Paystack, Page Microfinance Bank, and Access Bank. The founding team has several years of experience working at global technology companies like Google Wallet, Andela and PayPal as well as several African Commercial and Central Banks. Flutterwave is a US company, headquartered in San Francisco, California.
On This Episode You'll learn:
What was it like meeting Mark Zuckerberg and what in particular interested him about Andela?
What does E see as the best role for African governments to play in allocating public resources to further catalyze innovation?
When founding Flutterwave E mentioned how it was a solution for major challenges you witnessed building Andela. Walk us through your experience going through those problems.
Through E’s work with Flutterwave, what does he see as the future for blockchain and bitcoin to play in the African economy?

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