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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.

Episode Guest

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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