The 23-year old Irish scientist and entrepreneur has been described by TechCrunch as a “technical prodigy” who after raising $18 million from Sequoia Capital, PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel and Elon Musk and others – with valuation at $100 million – is now leading a company poised to completely disrupt the online payment industry.
The service which launched in 2010 lets web developers take payments via the internet, without having to set up their own merchant bank account or store consumers’ credit cards.
Collison will be speaking about his startup journey to the local technology community in what appears to be his first visit to the African tech scene at an informal discussion at the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, September 12 at 6pm.
So if you’re in Nairobi, you can register to attend the event here.
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