Good People, join me to congratulate a Tekedia Institute Fintech Faculty, Olugbenga GB Agboola, for taking Flutterwave to the mountaintop. This week, the African category-king fintech company was honoured as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies in the world.
We celebrate the brilliance of Flutterwave as it builds the operating system of Africa’s commerce, unlocking opportunities in markets and territories. Nations rise when pioneering entrepreneurs emerge.
We congratulate GB and his Team. Well done Flutterwave.
The co-founder and CEO of Nigeria’s Flutterwave, Olugbenga Agboola, compares the infrastructure of digital transactions across nations and platforms (think credit cards, debit payments and digital wallets) to plumbing: you don’t want to think about it, you just want it to work. When pandemic lockdowns hit brick-and-mortar businesses in Africa, the digital-payment service was able to rapidly set up digital storefronts for 20,000 customers, throwing them a lifeline. Agboola called the free campaign “keeping the lights on.” Flutterwave hit tech-unicorn status in March when it secured $170 million in Series C funding from global investors, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.
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