Shola Akinlade

Cofounder / CEO, Paystack


Shola is co-founder and CEO of Paystack, which provides a simple and secure way for Merchants in Africa to accept payments from their websites or mobile apps. Paystack is the first Nigerian startup that got accepted in the Y Combinator’s accelerator program. The company has recently received $1.3 million seed funding.

Prior to Paystack, Shola co-founded Precurio, an open-source collaboration software for businesses in emerging markets which was downloaded over 150,000 times and made available in 6 languages.

He graduated with a BS in computer science from Babcock University