Nigeria’s Flutterwave raises $35 million from Worldpay

Nigeria’s fintech and payment startup, Flutterwave said it has raised about $35 million series B funding from Worldpay FIS.

In a statement issued to TechCrunch, Flutterwave said it will invest in technology and business development to grow market share in existing operating countries, CEO Olugbenga Agboola.

The Nigerian startup also said it will also expand its capabilities to offer more services around its payment products.

“We don’t just want to be a payment technology company, we have sector expertise around education, travel, gaming, e-commerce, fintech companies. They all use our expertise,” he said.

Flutterwave’s success has seen it processing payments for global tech giants operating across Africa. Some of them include Uber, Booking.com and the African-focused e-commerce company Jumia.

In 2019, the company said in a public disclosure that it processed over 107 million transactions worth about $5.4 billion.