The Paul Graham Tweet

The Paul Graham Tweet

It is the most fascinating company in Nigeria today. Paul Graham put out this tweet on the day something BIG happened. When I met the company founders, my response was “People, this is magical”. Let me say it, by 2022, Nigeria will not be the same. A unicorn will be a small thing because this company will generate at least a billion dollars in revenue. There is nothing in our nation, to my knowledge, that comes close to this startup [I track startups in Nigeria very well]. It is the finest startup in our nation and the numbers it is turning out are unprecedented.

Paul Graham is an English born computer scientist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and essayist. He is best known for his work on Lisp, his former startup Viaweb, co-founding the influential startup accelerator and seed capital firm Y Combinator, his blog, and Hacker News.

Fellow citizens, mark this day: by 2022, there would be a big party in the Nigerian startup world. Something huge is happening in Nigeria. I had predicted that 2022, but what would happen may be beyond anything I had imagined.

Airbnb, an accommodation marketplace pioneer, is a deca-corn with at least $38 billion in valuation.


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