Fintech Podcast - Episode 156 - Interview with the Co-Founders of Kora

Around the Coin got a chance to sit down with both the Co-Founders of Kora, Dickson Nsofor (CEO) and Maomao Hu (COO).

Kora is a blockchain company that is focused on bringing low-cost access to financial services to as many people as possible. They are building a blockchain network and embedding into it functionality where it can be accessed by anyone thus helping people access the blockchain without the internet by going through telecom networks. They are investigating betas this year around solving the problem of financial infrastructure, including payments to Nigerian farmers, trade financing to Colombian coffee exporters, and core systems for a Bangladeshi co-op.

About Dickson Nsofor

Dickson is a serial entrepreneur who has led organizations in Internet, Hardware & Technology. Dickson is a blockchain researcher, & is an Advisor to a number of blockchain projects. He is a Lecturer at INSEEC Business School London, teaching Blockchain for Finance and Social Good. He founded Lixon Mobile, a low-cost mobile phone brand focused in the Chinese and West African Markets which got acquired by GSEMC China. In 2017, he founded Kora to build infrastructure for inclusive financial systems.

About Maomao Hu

Maomao's experiences have focused on the intersection between machines and people. In 2014, he founded the Artificial Intelligence practice at management consulting firm The Capital Markets Company. Later, he joined AI startup Neurensic to lead technical sales and implementation for their machine learning based compliance solution. Seeing the potential and impact of Blockchain, he moved from AI to co-found Kora.

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Brian Roemmele

Faisal Khan


Dickson Nsofor

Maomao hu

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