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Financial inclusion & the leap frog effect of banking in developing markets

Episode 12

Dare Okoudjou, Founder & CEO, MFS Africa

Melissa Guzy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

9 May  |  25 mins

In this episode, we take a look at the leapfrog effect of banking within developing markets and share a great example of innovation within financial inclusion occurring in Africa.

Guests include: Dare Okoudjou, Founder & CEO, MFS Africa and Melissa Guzy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures.

 Sarah Hollinshead, our Group Head of Content caught up with Dare Okoudjou to discuss financial inclusion across Africa, overcoming barriers to usage beyond geographic remoteness and the opportunities and future learnings for MFS Africa from being backed by a China-based VC.

Chloe James our Group Media Director spoke with Melissa Guzy to uncover the types of technologies on the rise across Asia and the evolution of FinTech 2.0.

Dare Okoudjou, CEO, MFS Africa

"The idea was to create this one, pan-African network of networks that will allow users, consumers and merchants in Africa to send and receive money digitally and to connect them to the rest of the world".

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Melissa Guzy, Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

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"We have the world's fastest growing middle class. By 2020 it's going to be more than 50% of the world's’ population and additionally, Asia is not burdened by legacy systems much like Europe or the US are".

In this episode