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Flutterwave lands veteran to lead government and regulatory affairs

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Flutterwave has selected Oluwabankole Falade as its Chief Regulatory and Government Relations Officer. 

Falade joins Flutterwave from a comparative job at IHS Towers, the Nigerian organization that possesses 29,700 telecom towers across nine nations in Latin America, the Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa. 

Prior to IHS, he went through 10 years at MTN in different government and administrative warning jobs, and four years addressing VISA in discussions with West African controllers. 

In naming an administrative lead with expansive industry experience, Flutterwave communicates an energy for more profound commitment with African governments. Like other private associations, tech organizations need to reply to the established specialists any place they work. 

The obligation is apparently seriously squeezing and delicate if the organization works in the monetary administrations industry, where shopper security and misrepresentation avoidance are government needs. 

At the point when the organization declared its $170m Series C in March, he cheered the Central Bank of Nigeria for being “at the bleeding edge of the huge endeavors that are at present being made by African governments to establish the empowering climate for innovation, advancement and monetary consideration.” 

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Lagos Angel Network appoints new board.

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The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) has named another Board of Governors (BoG) to direct its issues, viable from today October 1, 2021. 

As indicated by a LAN explanation, the new board, led by Kola Aina, General Partner at Ventures Platform, has the command to reposition the association with an emphasis on enrolling and teaching nearby private backers and advocating support for beginning phase putting resources into Nigeria. 

Different individuals from the BoG are Biola Alabi, author, Biola Alabi Media, who will sit as Deputy Chair of the BoG; Yemi Keri, prime supporter, Rising Tide Africa; Olumide Soyombo, fellow benefactor, Voltron Capital; Iyin Aboyeji, organizer, Future Africa; and Gerrad Olisa-Ashar, fellow benefactor, Diaspora Angel Network.

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PaySika secures funds to provide neobank services in francophone Africa

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PaySika, a monetary innovation startup creating versatile and online financial answers for French-speaking African nations, today declared that it has gotten a €300,000 ($348,000) pre-seed venture from private supporters in the French, London, and Nigerian tech startup space. 

Established in 2020 by Roger Nengwe and Stezen Bisselou, PaySika professes to be the principal business-to-client (B2C) neobank in the area that works with a chatbot on well known informing applications, including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram. As per an organization articulation, this permits clients to do their exchanges as basic as sending a SMS. 

Regardless of the expansion of monetary administrations in Africa over the previous decade, there’s been a tirelessly underserved hole in the francophone part of the mainland. Over 80% of the populace in the area, or more than 120 million individuals, don’t approach bank administrations. 

With business banks for the most part centered around the best 10-20% richest clients, versatile cash arrangements from the district’s telcos and fintech new companies have been critical to stretching out admittance to monetary administrations. At present, over 60% of the populace utilize versatile wallets.

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Eden Life raises $1.4m to digitise house chores.

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Eden Life, a Nigeria-based startup digitizing home help for homes across Africa, has raised a seed round of $1.4 million to increase more portion of the overall industry, carrying its absolute venture to $2 million. 

The venture round was driven by LocalGlobe with cooperation from Africa-centered VCs, Future Africa, Samurai Incubate, Village Global, Rising Tide Africa and Enza Capital. 

Eden Life was established in 2019 by three ex-Andela staff members, Nadayar Enegesi, Prosper Otemuyiwa and Silm Momoh, on a $600,000 pre-seed round from loved ones, to target twenty to thirty year olds and Gen Zs who are too occupied to even consider shuffling house tasks with their positions, particularly those in the tech space.

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