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A Guide to Investing in African Start-ups (PiggyVest with Odunayo Eweniyi) | Fintech

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On October 14th, 2021 we wrapped up our second episode of the Fintech Founders Series with an outstanding Fintech Entrepreneur Odunayo Eweniyi. We learned about the genesis of PiggyVest “it all started with a tweet”, and the story from ideation to the successful start up PiggyVest is today.

As Odunayo said,

For establishing a startup, there is always a problem to be solved in the market and that is what you should focus on.

Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-Founder of Piggyvest

During this session, Odunayo also shared perspectives on being an angel investor of multiple women-led companies. The young female co-founder highlighted the importance of investing in the right humans before the business idea. You will also hear:

🔹 The story of PiggyVest and how it differs from a bank’s saving account

🔹 Why so much money are being poured into Africa’s Fintech scene

🔹 Investing in African start-ups and the importance of human resources

🔹 How to deal with regulations as a start-up

You can watch the sessions below on Youtube, or listen it on Apple and Spotify Podcasts.

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Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi’s GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series – the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is the Global Head of Future of Finance in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from the University of London and is a CFA charter holder.

Gaurav Dhar

Gaurav Dhar is the CEO of the Payments Solution Provider Marshal in Dubai. Gaurav has been working at Marshal for over 19 years now He strives to continually be on the frontier of building FinTech ecosystems and solutions. His personal time is spent on working with and investing directly in innovators, with a view to the future of Fintech both locally and globally via his cache of relationships which include VCs, incubators, accelerators, and start-ups and Angel Syndicates. In his position as a board member of the MENA FinTech Association and several advisory positions to international family offices, start-ups, and funds, he looks to grow the relationships within the FinTech and start-up ecosystem to contribute towards the education of budding disruptors and eventually the growth of economies and the job market where possible in the MEA Region and abroad.

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