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London’s VertoFX raises $2.1 mln to reinforce footprint in Africa

Monday, 22 July 2019 16:21
London’s VertoFX raises $2.1 mln to reinforce footprint in Africa

(Ecofin Agency) - London-based payment service provider VertoFX, which operates a subsidiary in Nigeria, raised $2.1 million with a consortium of investors led by Accelerated Digital Ventures.

The payment company founded in 2017 by two former Nigerian-born British bankers (Anthony Oduwole and Ola Oyetayo) will use these resources to develop its payment solutions in emerging markets including Africa. VertoFX is also considering obtaining licenses to carry out international payment transactions in high-potential markets and expand its geographical reach across the continent.

We are in the early stages of helping businesses in emerging markets solve a significant problem they currently face and the funds we have raised will help put some fuel in our bus for the journey. We are glad to have them and everyone else that participated in the round on board,” co-founder and CEO Ola Oyetayo said.

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