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Shola Akinlade

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.


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