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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:
1:23: 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.
Connect with Afropolitan:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
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Learn the strategies behind tech and crypto within the African diaspora. We demystify the pathways to limitless value creation within these emerging technologies and the communities around them.