Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: The Epitome of Hope in the Face of Uncertainty

by Duchess Magazine

Nigerian business entrepreneur, Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji was born on March 28, 1991.

He entered the tech industry at the age of 19 when he founded Bookneto Inc., a social e-learning platform that allows university teachers to autonomously teach online courses.

According to him, “What inspired us to start Bookneto was our concern for the student learning experience.

“Bookneto was formed as a student response to the many problems with the education system.”

However, the Canadian Innovation Center bought the business in 2013 for an unknown sum.

After that, he started Andela with an old friend named Jeremy Johnson. Software engineers are recruited, trained, and connected to businesses by the talent accelerator Andela. The business started its first hiring cycle in 2014, and since then it has attracted investments from reputable investors, including $24 million from Mark Zuckerberg.

He was the managing director of Flutterwave which he co-founded in 2016. The payments company enables Pan-African merchants to conduct business on a worldwide scale.

Uber, Booking.com, and Jumia, a major Nigerian e-commerce site, are just a few of the over 900,000 companies that the San Francisco-based payment company presently works with.

Iyinoluwa, however, asserted early 2022 that he had sold his shares in Flutterwave.

He is also a co-founder and investor in Moove Africa, a business that gives clients access to auto loans.

He founded and serves as executive chairman of Partcloud, a business he founded in 2020. A group of technologists called Partcloud creates and implements solutions for companies all across the world.

Iyinoluwa is the general partner and co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that supports mission-driven innovators with funding, mentoring, and community.

Additionally, he co-founded and serves as chairman of the construction firm Talent City Inc.

He worked as the deputy director-general for Oby Ezekwesili’s 2019 presidential campaign after helping to launch Future Africa.

In 2018, Forbes named Aboyeji one of the 30 Under 30 in enterprise technology.

In 2019, the New African magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans.

Iyinoluwa studied at Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja finishing his senior secondary there in 2007. He then attended Columbia International College before graduating from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies.

The tech savy is happily married with a daughter.

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