At Flutterwave, we are on a mission to build payments infrastructure to connect Africa to the global economy. Flutterwave has grown to become one of the fastest growing payments companies in the world. Since inception Flutterwave has processed close to $2 billion in payments and 25 million transactions across over 33 African countries where it currently operates. Visit Flutterwave website.
We work to connect and power an inclusive digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. Visit Mastercard website.
The Ecobank Group employs over 14,000 people and serves about 20 million customers in the consumer, commercial and corporate banking sectors across 33 African countries. The Group has a banking license in France and representative offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Beijing, China; London, the UK and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The Group offers a full suite of banking products, services and solutions including bank and deposit accounts, loans, cash management, advisory, trade, securities, wealth and asset management. ETI is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanges in Lagos, the Ghana Stock Exchange in Accra, and the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières in Abidjan. Visit Ecobank website.
For a long time, a standard approach to nurturing innovators has mostly been through innovation competitions and award ceremonies that focus on the top 3 winners out of 100 submissions. The Innovation Village is a destination that the 97 who never take the trophy home come to transform their ideas into solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. We create an environment where start-ups grow in confidence and capability scaling from promising tech into fully established sustainable businesses. We breathe for seeing people’s ideas that could transform society come to life and make a remarkable impact. The doors are open for all that have big Ideas and the determination to work them into life. Visit Innovation Village website.
Throughout the past 30 years, MDP has played a key role in the region’s cards and payment processing industry and has contributed vastly to the growth of this sector by always leading on the innovation and transformation front. Staying true to its promise of constantly improving and innovating, MDP continues to expand its offerings and footprint to meet the growing demands of the market and changing needs of its customers… MDP is ready to continue its journey of helping hundreds of companies in the MEA region seamlessly manage their payment processes and adopt digital transformation into their core businesses. Visit MDP website.
Our Mission: On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America’s foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance. Visit USAID website.
Pan-African Payments Settlement System (PAPSS)
The Pan-African Payment and Settlement System – PAPSS – enables the efficient flow of money securely across African borders, minimizing risk and contributing to financial integration across the regions. PAPSS works in collaboration with Africa’s central banks to provide a payment and settlement service to which commercial banks, payment service providers and fintechs across the region can connect as ‘Participants’. At a time when cross-border trading is high on the agenda with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement now a reality, PAPSS is primed to facilitate the expected increased volumes in cross-border payments. Visit PAPSS website.
Founded in 2017, we provide remittance services to financial institutions and cash flow management services to corporates globally. Our services are powered by fully automated and customizable solutions that help you improve business efficiency, increase revenue and deliver more value to your clients. Our mission is to provide our clients with the most secure treasury and liquidity management experience through innovative digital platforms and robust partnerships governed by the highest regulatory standards Visit Multigate website.
Chipper Cash is a financial technology company serving more than five million customers across the African continent. In 2018, Chipper Cash revolutionized moving money in Africa with the introduction of fee-free transfers for personal payments—providing a frictionless way to send and receive money cross-border and enabling financial inclusivity across the continent. Since then, Chipper has increased its product suite by offering personal investment products and business solutions, and expanded its reach into the US. Led by co-founders Ham Serunjogi and Maijid Moujaled, Chipper Cash is focused on its mission to provide the most trusted and accessible financial services for people living in Africa and beyond. Visit Chipper Cash website.
Cellulant is a leading Pan African payments company that provides locally relevant and alternative payment methods for global, regional and local merchants. Cellulant provides a single digital payments platform – named Tingg- addressing the complex payments needs of businesses. Tingg makes it easy to collect and make payments across multiple payment methods in different currencies, with the best customer experience for any business looking to digitise their payments. Today, Cellulant has an office presence in 18 African countries with a payments platform connecting thousands of businesses with 154 payment options across 35 countries. The platform powers payments for 220M consumers on a single inclusive network allowing for interoperability across Africa. Visit Cellulant website.
PremierCredit is an International financial technology company that operates an online microlending and Investment platform in emerging markets in Sub Saharan Africa. We are currently present in Zambia and Zimbabwe with plans for expansion. Our headquarters are in the business and cross-border investment hub for Africa, Mauritius. We are licensed and regulated by the Financial Services Commission (FSC), enabling us to provide inclusive financial services in the whole of Africa. Visit PremierCredit website.
Fonbnk is a new distributed finance company enabling a frictionless, financial onramp for emerging markets. Leveraging the existing network of mobile phone accounts, anyone with a prepaid mobile SIM card can now have access to the global digital economy. We are driving financial inclusion through digital access for the nearly 2-billion humans who are unbanked. Visit Fonbnk website.
Fincra is an all-in-one payment solution for businesses of all sizes and types, from e-commerce platforms to travel and hospitality companies. These businesses can use Fincra to process online and offline payments quickly and securely. Visit Fincra website.
Today, we are developing tools and software that will revolutionise the way millions of Africans prove and authenticate their identities online. Our artificial intelligence and identity verification tools have been specially designed for African faces and have a 99.8 percent accuracy rate. Our technology is used by fast growing companies in a wide range of industries across Africa including Chipper Cash, Paga, Paystack, YellowCard and many more. In addition, we have completed over 60M+ verifications so far, raised over $30M, and have diverse team across 5 offices, 10 countries and 8 time zones. Visit Smile ID website.
Termii helps African businesses use messaging channels to verify and authenticate customer transactions. With Termii businesses can; 1. Verify customer identity & transactions 2. Send product notifications to customers 3. Generate personality and engagement insights from customer transactions. Visit Termii website.
BroadPay processes electronic payments for different service providers ranging from mobile network operators, electricity and water utility companies and Internet merchants through self-service kiosks. Visit BroadPay website.
Oneliquidity provides most robust collection of infrastructure tools for businesses. Operating at the center of needs, we work with numerous top global partners to provide a deep liquidity pool and technology needed for businesses to manage resources, build innovative products and scale. We are a distributed team spread across several continents but are united by our shared goal of creating a platform that makes launching digital products easier for builders across the globe. Visit OneLiquidity website.
Klasha is a technology company that powers African payments for global companies to sell cross-border online to and from Africa. We’ve built payables and receivables solutions for both businesses and consumers that allows frictionless movement of money between Africa and the rest of the world. Using Klasha, global businesses can accept payments from Africa in a multitude of African money methods and currencies, send cross-border payments on our platform and get paid out in hard currencies. Klasha is currently live in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Zambia. Klasha is backed by leading venture investors including: Amex Ventures, Greycroft (investors in Braintree and Venmo), Seedcamp (investors in Revolut), Techstars (investors in Remitly) and Plug and Play (investors in Paypal, Honey and Dropbox). Visit Klasha website.
FSD Africa is a specialist development agency funded by the UK’s Department for International Development working to make finance work for Africa’s future. FSD Africa sees itself as a catalyst for change, working with partners to build financial markets that are robust, efficient and, above all, inclusive. It uses funding, research and technical expertise to identify market failures and strengthen the capacity of its partners to improve access to financial services and drive economic growth. Visit FSD Africa website.
Yellow Card is the largest cryptocurrency exchange on the African continent. Operating across 16 countries, Yellow Card is a financial services company that offers a crypto exchange, easy cross-border payments powered by crypto, and an API suite for companies to on-and-off-ramp anyone on the continent and abroad. In 2022, Yellow Card announced its Series B fundraise of $40M, bringing total funds raised to $57M—the most capital raised by any African cryptocurrency company. Visit Yellow Card website.
Mulenga Mundashi Legal Practitioners
Mulenga Mundashi Legal Practitioners (“MMLP”) is one of the leading and highly regarded corporate and commercial law firms in Zambia with over 23 years of market presence. MMLP has over the years become a firm of choice for the corporate world and a link to the Zambian market for several multinational corporate entities across the African region and the World over. Visit MMLP website.
Waya is a U.S. based fintech on a mission to digitize banking for underserved and unbanked populations across the world. Our goal is to provide our community with the ability to save, spend, get paid, and pay bills wherever they live and work by delivering a fast, convenient, & affordable world-class solution. With customers at the heart of every transaction, our model is designed to grant customers the opportunity to build their financial lives, safely build credit, and gain financial stability. We believe in a financially inclusive future where managing finances is easy and everyone can grow wealth. Visit Waya website.
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