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John Oke, 24 is the co-founder/CEO of Pockets.ng, a digital pockets/funds resolution that enables customers make funds, switch funds, pay payments and withdraw from ATMs. With their cellphone numbers, customers can ship and obtain cash, create digital greenback playing cards to finish worldwide transactions.
John and his pal Joseph Benson-Aruna based the corporate to assist customers, particularly millennials, take pleasure in a tremendous expertise whereas making funds, and in addition entry different providers that will not be out there in Nigeria.
He beforehand co-founded Ngfeeds.com a information aggregating platform that makes use of sample matching algorithms to get information, gossips and content material each minute from probably the most visited web sites in Nigeria, categorises and delivers the ensuing content material to customers over an internet site.
In 2014, he based Geeks14 Inc, a software program growth firm that has serviced and consulted for purchasers throughout Nigeria.
John’s entrepreneurial story didn’t begin from when he started founding corporations, he reduce his enamel in banking, software program growth and fintech whereas working for different corporations, which he says gave him the wanted experience on methods to run an organization.
He labored as a software program engineering intern with WEMA Financial institution within the Enterprise Automation Division, after which went forward to seek the advice of for the financial institution when it launched its ALAT platform and was there for a yr.
John additionally labored at SureGifts, based by considered one of our #BellaNaijaMCM, Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi as a senior software program engineer and helped construct the primary model of the SureRemit app.
The identify “Pockets” got here from John’s earlier expertise creating Pockets-type options for his earlier employers.
In 2018, John, a Pc Science graduate from the College of Ilorin, was nominated for The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) Prize for Know-how.
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