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Ezra Olubi

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Ezra Olubi
BornNovember 12, 1986
Ibadan, Oyo State
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
💼 Occupation
Entrepreneur, software developer
Co-Founding Paystack
TitleCTO, Paystack

Ezra Olubi is a Nigerian entrepreneur, IT expert and co founder of Paystack. He is also known for his unusual dressing style.[1]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Ezra Olubi holds a degree in computer science from the Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria in 2006.[2] He won the programmer of the year for two consecutive years while a student of Babcock University.[3]

Career[edit]

Between 2008 and 2015, Ezra Olubi served at a few notable companies including Jobberman where he was CTO as well as Delivery Science [4] before he co-founded Paystack along with Shola Akinde. Paystack would eventually become a critical game changer in Africa's financial space [5] becoming the first Nigerian company to be accepted into YCombinator with subsequent investments of over 9.3million USD led by Tencent and Stripe[6] and eventually acquired by Stripe for $200 million.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. Hoek, Jan; Tayo, Stephen; Rotinwa, Ayodeji; Lyons, Eve (1 December 2018). "What It Means to Dress in Lagos (Published 2018)". The New York Times.
  2. "Savvy MCM is Ezra Olubi of Paystack". Savvy Magazine Africa. 27 July 2020.
  3. "Meet Ezra Olubi, Entrepreneur, Technologist and Co-founder/CTO of Paystack". Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News.
  4. "Ezra Olubi, Co-founder & CTO of Paystack is RISE NETWORK Youth Of The Week". Rise Networks.
  5. CNN, Segun Akande, for. "Can this two-year-old startup be Africa's Paypal - or Stripe?". CNN.
  6. Kazeem, Yomi. "Global payment giants are starting to take note of Nigerian fintech companies". Quartz Africa.
  7. "Stripe acquires Nigeria's Paystack for $200M+ to expand into the African continent". TechCrunch.
  8. Ukpe, William (15 October 2020). "Paystack acquired by Stripe for a reported $200 million in the biggest fintech acquisition in Nigeria's history". Nairametrics.


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