Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji, born March 28, 1991, better known as Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, is a Nigerian entrepreneur, co-founder, and former CEO of Flutterwave, a payments infrastructure company connecting Africa to the global economy with digital payments infrastructure that helps banks and businesses build more seamless and secure payments.
He was born in Warri, Delta State, studied at and graduated from the Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Class of 2007, and studied Legal Studies and Economics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji launched his company Flutterwave, a provider of technology and infrastructure solutions for digital payments across Africa, in 2016 alongside Olugbenga Agboola.
Early Life and Education
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji was born and raised in Nigeria, where he hails from. He grew up with his parents and siblings in Nigeria, where he had his education.
Iyinoluwa graduated from the Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, in 2007. He studied legal studies and economics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
The former Flutterwave CEO bagged a Bachelor of Arts/Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji worked as an intern with the World Youth Alliance in the United Nations Headquarters before he went on to run one of Canada’s largest student-owned publishing houses, Imprint Publications, where he served as the president of the board.
He is the founder of Bookneto Inc., a social e-learning platform for university professors to teach online courses. He met with Jeremy Johnson in 2014, an old friend, and they founded Andela, a talent accelerator that recruits and trains software developers and connects them with employers.
Andela grew up to be one of Nigeria’s best-known start-ups with over $24 million in investment from Facebook founder Zuckerberg, and Aboyeji helped build it to over $100 million in market cap in two years. In 2018, he was included in the Forbes List of 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs.
He left Andela, however, to co-found Flutterwave in 2016, a provider of technology and infrastructure solutions for digital payments across Africa, alongside Olugbenga Agboola.
The company is a multimillion dollar company that has processed over $760 million through 7.5 million transactions for merchants in partnership with financial institutions across Africa.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji Net Worth
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is a Nigerian entrepreneur, co-founder, and former CEO of Flutterwave. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji got married to his long time girlfriend, Whittmey Agboola. They got married after he engaged her and announced their wedding which was a colorful one.
He had his educational classes in Silicon Valley and in other parts of the United States. Despite spending most time in Lagos State, Nigeria.