Iyinoluwa is an impact entrepreneur with a passion for building the future of Africa. He’s spent the past 7 years building ventures in the education, technology, youth employment, publishing and finance spaces. At 18, he interned for the World Youth Alliance at the United Nations Headquarters, New York. He then went on to lead Imprint Publications, one of Canada’s largest student-owned publishing houses, as President of the Board in 2010. Iyinoluwa helped found and run Bookneto Inc, a social e-learning platform which was acquired in 2013 by the Canadian Innovation Centre. In 2014, He co-founded Andela to find the brightest young people in Africa and prepare them to become Africa’s next generation of technology leader through deep immersive remote-work experience with global technology companies like Facebook, IBM, Microsoft and Google amongst others. Andela was named by CNN as one of top 10 African Startups of 2014, and has raised investments from to Silicon Valley VC’s and Angel Investors like Spark, Google Ventures and Mark Zuckerberg. In May 2016, Iyinoluwa left Andela to co-found Flutterwave, a payments technology company connecting Africa to the global economy with one API for processing any payment across Africa. Flutterwave is a Y Combinator company backed by several notable angels and VC’s around the world.
Iyinoluwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He’s received several awards and honors including the John C Holland Award for Youth Leadership from JC Holland Foundation in 2010, Nigeria’s top 20 under 20 from by Ynaija in 2011, World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012, and Forbes 30 under 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015.