With offices in Lagos and London, VoguePay is looking to build a payment processing bridge connecting Africa’s one billion people to the global market. Founders Geoffrey Weli Wosu and Michael Simeon speak to Finextra about their startup.
Boasting a landmass of almost 12 million square miles (enough to fit in it the USA, China and India with room to spare) – Africa isn’t just a geographical behemoth – it’s a latent economic force waiting to be tapped.
However, feelings of mistrust towards government and little co-operation within its individual countries has left Africa missing the boat when it comes to global commerce – VoguePay, a Lagos-based startup with offices in London, is hoping to rectify this problem.
Read more: Finextra: Finextra news: Startup profile: VoguePay's African ambitions.
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