IYINOLUWA ABOYEJI BECOMES THE FIRST AFRICAN TO BE A CO-FOUNDER OF TWO STARTUPS WORTH OVER $1 BILLION …

 IYINOLUWA ABOYEJI BECOMES THE FIRST AFRICAN TO BE A CO-FOUNDER OF TWO STARTUPS WORTH OVER $1 BILLION …
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Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji is a 31 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur. He was the managing director of Flutterwave and the co-founder of Andela. He is also a co-founder and general partner of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching and community for mission driven innovators.

 

He served as the deputy director general for Oby Ezekwesili’s 2019 presidential campaign. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Talent City Inc., a construction company.

 

He helped build Andela and Flutterwave, two African technology companies. Aboyeji was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019.

 

He co-founded Andela at the age of 23 in 2014 and he co-founded Flutterwave at the age of 25 in 2016. Andela is worth $1.5 billion and flutterwave is worth $3 billion.

 

This makes him the first African to be a co-founder of two startups that are worth over $1 billion. He has also been listed among global serial unicorn founders.

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