Cofounder and CEO, Paystack
Shola Akinlade is the Co-founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company that helps African businesses get paid by anyone, anywhere in the world.
Over 12,000 businesses use Paystack to collect both one-time and recurring payments, including some of Nigeria's largest brands such as Domino's Pizza, God is Good Motors, AXA Mansard, and Taxify. Paystack is proudly made in Lagos, Nigeria by a team of makers who are obsessed with solving deep infrastructure issues in payments for all of Africa.
Paystack was the first Nigerian company to be accepted into Silicon Valley-based accelerator, Y Combinator, and has raised over $1.3 million in seed funding from investors such as Tencent, Ventures Platform, and Comcast Ventures.
Prior to Paystack, Shola co-founded Precurio, an open-source collaboration software for businesses in emerging markets which was downloaded over 150,000 times and made available in 6 languages.
Shola holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Babcock University.