17 min

Creating an African Fintech Giant - Olugbenga Agboola, Co-Founder & CEO of Flutterwave Wharton FinTech Podcast

    • Technology

In this episode, Miguel Armaza sits down with Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, Co-Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, a revolutionary company building the digital payments infrastructure for Africa that’s enabling businesses to receive or make payments across the continent and the entire globe.

Launched in 2016, Flutterwave has grown at an astonishing rate and in 2019 processed 107 million transactions worth $5.4 billion. The company has also raised over $55 million in equity from a long list of top VCs, including Y-Combinator, Visa Ventures, Fintech Collective, Endeavor, Mastercard, Golden Palm Investments, and many more!

Olugbenga Agboola

Olugbenga Agboola is the co-founder and CEO of Flutterwave. Prior to co-founding Flutterwave, Olugbenga contributed to the development of fintech solutions at several tech companies and financial institutions such as PayPal, Standard Bank, among others. He is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits under his belt. He is a software engineer with a master's degree in information technology security and behavioral engineering and an MBA.

About Flutterwave

Flutterwave is a technology company headquartered in San Francisco with operations and offices across Africa and Europe. The company was launched in 2016 with the goal of building digital payments infrastructure for Africa and enable businesses to receive or make any payments across Africa and globally. Since inception, Flutterwave has processed billions of dollars across all product platforms and has been the recipient of several awards including the "Top 100 Fintech Firms" around the world.

In this episode, Miguel Armaza sits down with Olugbenga “GB” Agboola, Co-Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, a revolutionary company building the digital payments infrastructure for Africa that’s enabling businesses to receive or make payments across the continent and the entire globe.

Launched in 2016, Flutterwave has grown at an astonishing rate and in 2019 processed 107 million transactions worth $5.4 billion. The company has also raised over $55 million in equity from a long list of top VCs, including Y-Combinator, Visa Ventures, Fintech Collective, Endeavor, Mastercard, Golden Palm Investments, and many more!

Olugbenga Agboola

Olugbenga Agboola is the co-founder and CEO of Flutterwave. Prior to co-founding Flutterwave, Olugbenga contributed to the development of fintech solutions at several tech companies and financial institutions such as PayPal, Standard Bank, among others. He is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits under his belt. He is a software engineer with a master's degree in information technology security and behavioral engineering and an MBA.

About Flutterwave

Flutterwave is a technology company headquartered in San Francisco with operations and offices across Africa and Europe. The company was launched in 2016 with the goal of building digital payments infrastructure for Africa and enable businesses to receive or make any payments across Africa and globally. Since inception, Flutterwave has processed billions of dollars across all product platforms and has been the recipient of several awards including the "Top 100 Fintech Firms" around the world.

17 min