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Ep. 10: Victor Mapunga, CEO of FlexFinTx

Hosted by Anjalee Narenthiren

Victor Mapunga is a Zimbabwe native who is working to use technology to better the lives of millions. In Africa, there are over 400 million citizens without proper identification. Most of them cannot get any credit or formal employment because they are unable to prove who they are. Victor is the man on the front line working to solve this billion-dollar problem. His company, FlexFinTx, is currently running a pilot program with the largest commercial bank in Zimbabwe to finally make banking more accessible.

Tune in this week to hear about Victor’s experience bootstrapping a startup in Zimbabwe, the fascinating opportunities for innovation in emerging markets, and more.

  • 00:00:36 Introduction of Victor Mapunga
  • 00:03:38 FlexID and how it works
  • 00:16:01 Other ventures he has founded
  • 00:22:21 Running few companies
  • 00:30:02 Does discrimincation in Western countries impact individuals in African countries?
  • 00:40:37 End of discussion

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