Black founders, funders and investors are launching some of the most innovative companies around. Here, we feature just a few:

Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, cofounder, Flutterwave Inc. A payment technology firm that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments across Africa and worldwide. Co-founder, Andela, which identifies and develops Africa’s top software developers as high-performing engineering teams for companies worldwide. Co-founder, Bookneto.com, a social learning platform. Co-founder, Fora, a distance-learning platform for professionals in Africa.

Sheena Allen, founder, CapWay. A financial technology company that provides the access to financial education, tools and services to the underserved market of the unbanked, underbanked, and working poor millennials. CapWay offers relevant content, pre-paid cards, bank-issued debit cards, and more.

Frank Baker, cofounder/managing partner, Siris Capital Group. A leading private equity firm focused on making control investments in data/telecommunications.


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