As MFS Africa announces its $100 million Series C, The Flip's Justin Norman and Sayo Folawiyo sit down for a conversation with MFS Africa's Founder and CEO, Dare Okoudjou.
[02:34]- First question, on MFS Africa's recent acquisition of Baxi, and their expansion into Nigeria.
[05:36] - Why Nigeria? And why now?
[09:15] - On MFS Africa's expansion capabilities.
[12:49] - Beyond remittances. - on trade clusters and markets.
[18:05] - How does MFS Africa think about collaboration in the ecosystem while keeping the discipline to focus strictly on a B2B service?
[22:26] - On sexiness and fundraising.
[29:51] - On valuations and fintech consolidation.
[35:39] - Having scaled across 30+ countries, what does Dare think about regulatory fragmentation? And what does he wish happens from a governmental point of view?
This season is sponsored by MFS Africa.
All this season, we're exploring value chains. And in the payments value chain, no fintech has a wider reach on the continent than MFS Africa. Through their network of over 180 partners - MNOs, banks, NGOs, fintechs, and global enterprises - MFS Africa's API hub makes connects over 320 million mobile wallets across 30+ countries in Africa.