Portfolio company Flutterwave's co-founder and CEO - Olugbenga “GB” Agboola - is featured in the latest episode of Wharton Fintech's podcast. Check out the deep dive into a revolutionary company building the digital payments infrastructure for Africa, enabling businesses to receive or make payments across the continent.
Prior to Flutterwave, GB spent many years in different roles building products and managing teams within the financial sector. From established financial institutions like Sterling Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland, to tech and fintech powerhouses like Google and PayPal. Seeing different innovative and successful payment solutions around the world, led him to think about the many ways he could bring his learnings back home to Africa and solve a highly fragmented payments ecosystem in the continent. Flutterwave was founded to change the ecosystem and build an Africa-wide payments infrastructure to connect all payment types in the continent and bring a single-use payment solution to any merchant or small business. In other words, allow business owners to accept payments from customers without having to worry about compliance requirements, infrastructure technology, or having to deal with multiple payment providers. In just four years, Flutterwave has expanded to 15 countries, including the United Kingdom.