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Olugbenga Agboola African Startup Genius

Olugbenga Agboola is the CEO of Flutterwave, one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies that provides payment solutions for businesses and consumers. He is a serial entrepreneur and has invested in multiple tech companies. Olugbenga Agboola has built a collaborative space for fintech professionals from across the continent. His invention Flutterwave was highly regarded by consumers worldwide shortly after it was commissioned.

What makes Olugbenga special is his ability to innovate in Nigeria and beyond.

In his role as CEO, Olugbenga has overseen significant revenue and profit growth for the company he founded with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji in 2016. Two founders have made Flutterwave rise to unicorn status.

The company has become more successful in Africa and has signed strategic partnerships with some of the continent’s leading players. Olugbenga has a strong track record of building technology companies. Olugbenga Agboola commends several sponsors for their invaluable research, funding and support in making Flutterwave a success.

Flutterwave is on a mission to make commerce easier for Africa.  It has raised over $10 million in its series A round of funding. The funding was overseen by major firms, Greycroft Capital and Green Visor capital, two Silicon Valley-based venture capital. The unicorn status of the company has reputed Africa to be a fintech hub. Flutterwave is reportedly set to create its own payment solution for regional telecom operators.

Flutterwave is on an expansion spree in Africa to establish operations in all countries. Agboola has previously worked at Paypal as an engineer and at Google as a product manager, where he built products used by about millions of individual users.

His experience in tech and his expertise in fintech makes him a sought-after speaker at the national level conference. Olugbenga Agboola is a strong advocate of Blockchain technology and has participated in several discussions on the future applications of AI in the fintech industry. Olugbenga Agboola believes blockchain is crucial to this process and will help make finance more inclusive. Olugbenga says this technology allows us to rethink what we know about the capital market, how we issue securities, how we settle payments, how we do clearing and settlement and everything else. Flutterwave has a good presence in West Africa and other developing countries.  The fintech company has partnered with many African financial institutions and other local banks in Nigeria

Olugbenga Agboola believes Africa is well-positioned to be a leader in digital commerce. He considers the continent the next major growth market for e-commerce companies, especially fintech enterprises like Flutterwave.

The company, which employs over 300 employees, is yet to be listed on NYSE but has already started to make a global impact.

Olugbenga says Flutterwave was built to bring merchants and consumers closer by providing a platform for everyone in the ecosystem.

Agboola is working relentlessly to achieve series C funding for the company, enabling it to expand its operations and corporate vision further. Banks must adapt to changes in technology. He believes that this collaborative work will help them grow as a financial institution in the future and change how finances are handled.