CEO of Nigeria’s Migo accepted into global Endeavor network

Nigerian Ekechi Nwokah, the CEO of US-based fintech startup Migo has been selected as one of seven entrepreneurs to join Endeavor, a non-profit organisation that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.

Endeavor said in an announcement said that the seven were selected at Endeavor’s first Virtual International Selection Panel held over Zoom.

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Nwokah was selected along with six other entrepreneurs from Vietnam, Ireland, Brazil, Greece, and Indonesia.

Endeavor now supports 2046 entrepreneurs leading 1278 companies in 37 markets around the world.

Endeavor holds eight selection panels a year to select entrepreneurs from across the world. Those selected get support and access to networking services.

In December last year Migo (formerly known as announced that it had closed a $20-million Series-B round led by Brazil-focused venture capital (VC) firm Valor Capital Group.

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Migo’s platform enables companies to offer credit to their customers, augmenting traditional bank and payment card infrastructure.

The startup was founded in 2014 by a Nigerian team comprised of Olukotun, a Stanford University professor, and Nwokah. Nwokah is a former computer scientist who previously served at Amazon Web Service’s A9.

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