Flutterwave, the African fintech company co-founded by Olugbenga Agboola, marked its Founders Day by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wednesday, 10 November 2021. The bell-ringing ceremony was held in honour of Flutterwave’s founders, who launched the company in 2016 to facilitate payments across Africa and the rest of the world.
In an interview after the ceremony, Agboola said that the bell-ringing was a moment of pride for him and his team, who have worked hard to build Flutterwave into a leading player in the African fintech sector. He noted that the company has grown rapidly since its founding, and now serves over 290,000 businesses and over 11 million consumers across Africa.
Agboola said that Flutterwave’s success has been driven by its focus on providing innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions that meet the needs of businesses and consumers in Africa. He noted that the company has developed a range of products and services, including its flagship payment gateway, that make it easier for businesses to accept payments online and offline.
Agboola also highlighted Flutterwave’s commitment to promoting financial inclusion in Africa. He noted that the company has launched several initiatives to help individuals and small businesses access financial services, including its Barter app, which allows users to send and receive money, pay bills, and buy airtime and data.
Looking ahead, Agboola said that Flutterwave is focused on expanding its footprint across Africa and beyond. He noted that the company has already expanded into several new markets, including South Africa and the United Kingdom, and is exploring opportunities in other regions. He said that Flutterwave is committed to driving innovation and growth in the African fintech sector, and to empowering businesses and consumers across the continent.
In conclusion, Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga Agboola’s ringing of the closing bell at the NYSE was a proud moment for him and his team, and a testament to the success and growth of the African fintech sector. As Flutterwave continues to expand and innovate, it is poised to play a leading role in driving financial inclusion and economic growth in Africa and beyond.