Episode 37. Build a product that people want. Adeyinka Adewale, Co-founder at Kudi.ai

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Adeyinka Adewale is the co-founder and CEO of Kudi.ai, a financial service provider that allows you pay people and businesses over messaging interfaces like Messenger, Skype ,Slack and Telegram. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University. Kudi.ai is not Yinka’s first foray into running a business, he was the co-founder and CEO of Sanwo Touch2pay, which started out as a payment platform for universities in Nigeria. In 2014, he also co-founded clinicfy , a cloud based financial software for hospitals to track their revenues and invoices for both walk in patients and health insurance patient. Kudi.ai is a graduate of the Y Combinator Winter 2017 batch. They raised an additional seed funding from a group of angel investors in the valley and in Nigeria. For payments generally, trust is a key factor. Adeyinka discusses getting people to understand and trust Kudi.ai with their financial information. In this episode you’ll learn: In this podcast, you will learn: What was the idea behind Sanwo? The business he co-founded as a student. How did he juggle being a final year student with running his business? Yinka takes the African tech ecosystem very seriously. He doesn’t think he has earned a place in the ecosystem yet. Why does he seem to think so? Building Getting people to make payments through their chat boxes is phenomenal. But Kudi.ai also has to contend with earning trust. How has the journey being so far? His previous business clinicfy was not running on a sustainable model and as such it had to close down. What was the model? There was a make-or-break challenge for the team when they were about to launch. They had help with one of the payment companies and solved that challenge in a week. What company is this? And more Selected links Kudi.ai Obafemi Awolowo University Venture Garden Group Flutterwave YCombinator suregifts Selected book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

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