Flutterwave announced Platinum Sponsor for 2021 Africa Fintech Summit
Africa Fintech Summit has announced Flutterwave as the Platinum Sponsor for this year’s edition of Africa Fintech Summit in Cairo. The summit is scheduled to hold in November 16th-17th, 2021.
Flutterwave will be a Platinum sponsor for Africa Fintech Summit in Cairo later this year.
The Africa Fintech Summit has announced Flutterwave as the Platinum Sponsor for this year’s edition of Africa Fintech Summit in Cairo. The summit is scheduled to hold in November 16th-17th, 2021. Flutterwave’s sponsorship demonstrates its interest in the North African tech ecosystem and its position as an industry leader in the fintech space on the African continent.
Olugbenga Agboola (Flutterwave Founder and CEO) said, “We’re thrilled to be a title sponsor at this year’s AFTS event. We believe that the AFTS network is crucial to developing and shaping the fintech industry in Africa. By bringing together leading stakeholders from across the continent and worldwide, we’re able to collaboratively share ideas, innovations and insights that will drive the change needed to improve the fintech ecosystem in Africa.”
The Managing Director of Ibex Frontier and Co-Founder of Africa Fintech Summit, Zekarias Amsalu commented, “We are thrilled to have Africa’s fintech success story— Flutterwave; join us for the AFTS Cairo event as our Platinum sponsor. As the much anticipated AcFTCA comes into effect, Flutterwave has demonstrated that borderless payment infrastructure is critical for Africa’s seamless economic integration. We are keen to learn more from Flutterwave as they lay out their ongoing plans for MENA expansion and overall African strategy during the summit.”
This year’s edition of AFTS is the 6th and will focus on connecting and fostering relationships between North Africa and Sub-Saharan African financial ecosystems, catalogue stories of African fintech expanding globally, explore the future of the NeoBanking sub-sector, movements & use-cases for decentralized finance (Defi), fintech funding trends, cross-border payments under the AcFTCA, among several other spotlight topics.
Other strategic partners and sponsors pledged to support the summit include the Congo Business Network, Startup World Cup, EFG-EV Fintech and AUC Venture Lab. The tickets for AFTS Cairo are on sale now and you can register when you visit http://africafintechsummit.com/. To get a 25% discount on your registration use the discount code 'Flutterwave25'.
This year’s AFTS i s organized in partnership between Washington, D.C. strategic advisorygroup, Dedalus Global, and Pan-African investment advisory firm, Ibex Frontier.
Flutterwave raised a $170M Series C funding round in March 2021 to establish itself as an African tech unicorn. It success has been attributed to the company’s pan-African borderless and seamless
payment experience created for customers worldwide. Flutterwave helps individuals and businesses expand their operations across borders. It’s platform enables cross-border transactions via one API. Since inception Flutterwave has processed over 140M transactions worth over $9B to date and serves more than 300,000 businesses including customers like Uber, Flywire, Booking.com, etc.
It’s key advantage is international payment processing in 150 currencies and multiple payment modes including local and international cards, mobile wallets, bank transfers, Barter by Flutterwave etc. Flutterwave has an infrastructure reach in over 33 African countries, including Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. It currently has offices in San Francisco and Lagos, Nigeria.
Africa Fintech Summit
Africa Fintech Summit is a unique space where innovative ideas are debated, investments mobilised, partnership deals signed and collaborations formed across borders. It is supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers. It is the premiere global initiative dedicated to Africa’s fintech ecosystem.
Washington D.C. traditionally hosts AFTS every April during the World Bank/IFC annual meeting week and in a different African city each November (Lagos and Addis Ababa hosted the latest editions). AFTS elected to host a single summit this year in Cairo, Egypt, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.