Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Celebrating Black Excellence In Technology And Social Development

by Duke Magazine

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is a Nigerian entrepreneur with the interest of the public at heart as a technology mogul. Born in 1991, Aboyeji gave his first TED-talk when he was still a teenager and changes jobs so often his LinkedIn profile simply reads ‘Entrepreneur in the Public Interest’. He was the former CEO of Flutterwave, a business building payments technology and infrastructure to connect Africa to the global economy. While with the company, he led the company to become one of the fastest growing payments technology businesses of all-time, processing over $2 billion across over 50 million transaction with annual revenues of millions of dollars a year. It also attracted significant investment from experienced players in the global payments arena such as Y Combinator (investors in Stripe), Greycroft (investors in Braintree), Greenvisor Capital (Led by the Former CEO of Visa), Mastercard amongst others. 

Aboyeji is also the co-founder of Andela, Africa’s largest engineering organization with over 1000 software engineers, and which has received investment from Mark Zuckerberg and Google Ventures amongst others. 

Aboyeji heads Fund for Africa’s Future, where he spends time helping founders, philanthropists and investors from around the world understand how to do build fast growing and impactful technology businesses in Africa. Fund for Africa’s Future celebrates missionary entrepreneurs while empowering them to serve the next generation of missionary entrepreneurs. Iyinoluwa holds a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo and sits on the board of several institutions, including Paris’ Share Africa Project, Rainbow Educational Services Limited and Filmo Realty.

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