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Breaking Boundaries Beyond Africa With Hanu Agbodje (Founder & CEO of PATRICIA)

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Quote: "There is no joy to be found in playing small and dimming your lights."

The Afropolitan Podcast highlights Afropolitans who embrace the unknown and walk with purpose. Through this podcast, we aim to empower Africans in the Diaspora to maximize their potential and contribute to the development of a vibrant and progressive black community.

In this episode, we have a chat with Hanu Agbodje, Founder & CEO of PATRICIA; a fintech company founded in 2017 that uses blockchain technology to process cryptocurrency transactions in Africa and beyond. Hanu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Port Harcourt and founded PATRICIA after 13 other unsuccessful businesses.

Hanu is passionate about crypto and how the technology can solve Africa's biggest problems and synergize payments. Listen and enjoy as Hanu talks to us about his journey with PATRICIA and ambition to transform alternative payments solutions in Africa.

Hanu’s Reading List:

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  2. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  3. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell

Show Notes:

1:23: Discover Patricia's mission and vision for the world

1:58: Learn how to recruit and retain top talent

3:30: Journey to Patricia - hear about the story behind the innovative startup

9:39: How African founders can compete globally

12:25: Explore the promise cryptocurrency holds for Africa

15:02: Advice for founders dealing with government regulation

16:25: Overcoming failure and valuable lessons learned

19:23: Balancing creativity and objectives

20:38: Hypothetical title of a book about Hanu's life

22:07: Discover Hanu's passions outside of the startup

24:08: Self-care and avoiding burnout for entrepreneurs

25:07: Books that have profoundly impacted Hanu's life

30:41: Hanu’s perspective on what it means to be Afropolitan

32:38: Future plans for Patricia and its impact on Africa's tech industry

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan. Listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Jamit, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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