Quote - “Afropolitan means remembering who we were in the last thousand years at scale”
The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.
Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.
This episode features Ibi Cookey, Co-Founder of Fitted; a fashion-tech company revolutionising scalable custom fashion.
Ibi is an international business management graduate and a former investment banker. He is passionate about simplifying the custom fashion supply chain for all stakeholders.
Listen and enjoy as Ibi Cookey talks to us about entrepreneurship, Fitted and transitioning from investment banking to tech.
1:10 Background and transition from investment banking to tech
3:33 Insights gained from private equity
4:46 Transition to Fitted
6:22 What does Fitted solve
8:18 Utilising data from Fitted to solve international measurement challenges at scale
11:11 Fitted’s role in the supply chain ecosystem
13:47 Fundraising challenges and insights
18:11 First encounter with failure and experience learnt
19:56 Title of the book about your life
21:53 What does being Afropolitan mean to you
The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.
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Want to learn more about Afropolitan?
Twitter - https://twitter.com/afropolitan
Website - https://www.afropolitan.io/
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