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Oct. 21, 2020

#210: Yamandou Alexander CEO & Chairman of Makeba, a Fintech Company Enabling Emerging Markets to Transact Securely Without Credit Cards or Cash

#210: Yamandou Alexander CEO & Chairman of Makeba, a Fintech Company Enabling Emerging Markets to Transact Securely Without Credit Cards or Cash

Yamandou Alexander is the founder of ( https://www.makeba.money/cv-por/index.html ) a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist with decades of experience building technology and infrastructure projects in Africa. Makeba's Wefunder Campaign: Just Go...


Yamandou Alexander is the founder of Makeba ( https://www.makeba.money/cv-por/index.html ) a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist with decades of experience building technology and infrastructure projects in Africa.

Makeba's Wefunder Campaign:

https://wefunder.com/makeba

Just Go Grind Wefunder Discount:

https://wefunder.com/raisemoney/justgogrind 

Some of the Topics Covered by Yamandou Alexander in this Episode

  • How Makeba got started
  • How Makeba is able to reduce merchant fees by 90%
  • Deciding on which markets to enter
  • Fundraising for Makeba and why they decided to raise money through Wefunder vs. other platforms
  • The Wefunder process
  • How Yamandou has gone about getting more people to invest through Wefunder
  • Why Yamandou decided to get involved with fintech in Africa
  • Competition for Makeba and how Yamandou views it
  • The team behind Makeba
  • The art of pitching your story as a founder
  • How Makeba business acquires merchants for their platform
  • What contributed most to Makeba's 35% monthly growth since January
  • How Yamandou has determined his values as a founder
  • Moving from France to the United States at 19 years old
  • How Yamandou became an entrepreneur
  • Yamandou's advice for someone interested in starting a company in the social impact space
  • The big vision for Makeba and becoming the Alipay of Africa
  • What Yamandou's day-to-day looks like now
  • The three books Yamandou recommends
  • Yamandou's advice for other entrepreneurs and people looking to change the world

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