Jimmy Ku, a silicon valley and venture capital veteran, has been appointed as Flutterwave’s Head of US Growth.
Ku’s appointment solidifies Flutterwave’s ambitions for the United States market, which includes plans to provide payment services to customers in the United States.
Former Chief Operations Officer at mobile media platform MixerBox.Inc., Jimmy Ku has more than 17 years of experience in consulting, start-ups, and investments, and has founded or co-founded five start-ups over the course of his professional career. Jimmy has also worked as a Venture Scout for companies such as 10X Capital and Grishin Robotics, where he has assisted in the raising of more than $340 million in venture capital funding over the course of three years.
Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Jimmy to our team at Flutterwave.” Jimmy’s background in the technology, start-up, and innovation sectors significantly strengthens our team’s credentials as we prepare to enter the United States market. Additionally, his expertise will be beneficial in the development of new products and services under our platform, with the goal of meeting the needs of our US customer and investor base.”
Jimmy Ku, Head of US Growth at Flutterwave, expressed his delight at having joined the company to help it grow its business in the United States. The opportunity to grow with the Flutterwave team while building a stronger payments infrastructure for US companies using African technology is something I am looking forward to.
Local businesses that want to simplify payments while providing goods and services to their customers stand to benefit greatly from the growth of the US market, according to Flutterwave.
As part of its Series C fundraising, Flutterwave secured the participation of several high-profile US investors, indicating the company’s continued commitment to expanding its operations in the United States of America.
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