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Flutterwave Tops Fast Company’s List of Most Innovative Companies in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

African payments giant Flutterwave has claimed the No. 1 spot on Fast Company’s 2024 list of the Most Innovative Companies in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. This accolade places the company alongside global innovators like Nvidia and OpenAI.

Fast Company’s annual list celebrates companies shaping the future of their industries and beyond. Flutterwave earns this recognition due to its commitment to revolutionizing payments across Africa.

“Innovation is in our DNA,” said Olugbenga Agboola, Flutterwave’s Founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled to be recognized as the top innovator in our region. This award is for our team – they drive everything we do.”

Driving Growth for Global Enterprises

Over the past year and a half, Flutterwave has focused on helping multinational companies expand into Africa. Their solutions for seamless cross-border payments and currency exchange are a major draw for businesses seeking new markets.

Flutterwave’s collaborations with tech giants like Microsoft (via Azure) and (for open banking) further solidify its position as the go-to payments provider for international expansion into African markets.

Expanding Remittance Options

Flutterwave has also enhanced its Send App for remittances, now available in Canada and the US. Partnerships with Google Pay, Apple Pay, and international card providers make sending money to Africa convenient for senders worldwide. They’ve also added mobile money and cash pickup options for recipients, ensuring accessibility for all.

The Secret Ingredient: Constant Innovation

This Fast Company recognition highlights Flutterwave’s relentless pursuit of innovation within the African payments landscape. The company’s influence is poised to grow further as it simplifies the financial complexities of doing business across the continent.

About Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies

The Most Innovative Companies list is Fast Company’s signature franchise, showcasing groundbreaking businesses across sectors.

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