11 min

Iyinoluwa “E” Aboyeji, serial entrepreneur Africa Fintech Rising

    • Technology

Perhaps more than anyone, Iyin Aboyeji has put Africa fintech on the map. At the age of 23 he co-founded Andela, which gained attention when it received $24 million in funding from Mark Zuckerberg, and more recently co-founded Flutterwave, an API that has transformed the way pan-African merchants execute payments on a global scale. On October 16, Flutterwave announced an extension of its Series A bringing its total funding beyond the $20m target. On the same day, Iyin stepped down as CEO, following a pattern of exiting once his companies as soon as they are funded and scaling. We catch up with him in DC, hours before the big announcement. If you're curious about what's next for Iyin, you can hear from the man himself at the Africa Fintech Summit on Nov 8th in Lagos, Nigeria. Enjoy.

Perhaps more than anyone, Iyin Aboyeji has put Africa fintech on the map. At the age of 23 he co-founded Andela, which gained attention when it received $24 million in funding from Mark Zuckerberg, and more recently co-founded Flutterwave, an API that has transformed the way pan-African merchants execute payments on a global scale. On October 16, Flutterwave announced an extension of its Series A bringing its total funding beyond the $20m target. On the same day, Iyin stepped down as CEO, following a pattern of exiting once his companies as soon as they are funded and scaling. We catch up with him in DC, hours before the big announcement. If you're curious about what's next for Iyin, you can hear from the man himself at the Africa Fintech Summit on Nov 8th in Lagos, Nigeria. Enjoy.

11 min

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