Post Image

Our female fintech founder series today focuses on Temitope Omotolani, one of the remarkable ladies challenging gender inequality in the Nigerian tech space. She is one of the co-founders of Farmcrowdy and the current CEO of Crowdyvest.


Read more about Fintech
Crowdyvest is an impact-driven fintech platform that creates financial solutions for individuals and communities who wants to be financially free and committed to long-term growth. She has also single-handedly founded Ojawara and Finifini. The former is an online delivery service company for foodstuff and groceries. While the latter is a cleaning service company.

Early life/Education

Temi was born in the late 1980s in Lagos, Nigeria where she grew up. It was also where her father died in 1990 when she was merely 5 years old. Not long after that, her mother’s fabric and jewellery shop was razed down by a fire outbreak. Then her extended family members confiscated and sold all her father’s properties, leaving her and her mother with nothing. It was as if fate was determined to ruin Temi’s life. But instead of despairing, she went out of her way to start her first two ventures, “Gifted hands” at the age of 16 and Fini-fini both in Lagos.


Sign up for the Connect Nigeria daily newsletter
Gifted hands was a makeup program where she trained people in the art of makeup while Finifini is a cleaning company that cleans homes, churches and business places. During that time, she earned just enough to get her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lagos. Later, she would go on to Lagos Business School (LBS) and FATE Foundation’s Aspiring Entrepreneurship Program. Temi believes that the most sustainable way to eradicate poverty is through entrepreneurship. Hence her focus is on building businesses that solve economic problems while adding value to humanity.

Building Ojawara

One unique thing about Temi is that she can detect business opportunities. She had travelled to Jos to explore the opportunities there. She discovered that baskets of foodstuff like tomatoes, pepper and onions were relatively cheaper than in Lagos. So she bought them for sale to people in Lagos to make a profit. However, this venture encountered several challenges and she eventually founded Ojawara in 2012. Ojawara is an offline crowdfunding venture where people pay money for the buying of agricultural produce from rural areas. The products are then sold to people in urban parts of Lagos.

Farmcrowdy

Apart from the startups, she founded alone, she has partnered with other people. An example is Farmcrowdy which she cofounded with Akindele Philips, Anazodo Ifeanyi, Akumah Onyeka, and Jimoh Mayegun in 2016. The startup simply connects investors to farming opportunities within Nigeria. Temi had served asitsoperating officer. During this time, she supervised over 25,000 farmers spread across 14 states in Nigeria until working there became boring.


Register to attend the Connect Nigeria Business Mixer
She even refused the managing director position and decided to shift from agriculture entirely. When farmcrowdy started a subsidiary company Crowdyvest, she took the opportunity and joined the company. Crowdyvest is a fintech company or rather a cooperative that funds projects in various industries ranging from real estate to education to oil and gas. It also features a savings account for its members. The feature was introduced in 2019 when Temi became CEO. Since then, the firm has raised 11 billion Naira in investment capital, funded 30 projects, and boasts over 100,000 members.

Temi is still the CEO of crowdyvest. She now spends her time handling the daily affairs of the company. Alongside dealing with investors who are sceptical about investments on crowdyvest. She also wants to own multiple businesses, sit on multiple boards, and run multiple non-profit projects that benefit people beyond Nigeria. She is an ample example that when life gives you a lemon. You make lemonade out of it.

Featured Image Source: Temitope Omotolani-Social Media Week Lagos
Got a suggestion? Contact us: editor@connectnigeria.com

You might also like:
This article was first published on 27th August 2022

eyimegwu-ekene

I am an accomplished content creator and recently delved into technical writing. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances and create awareness of evolving technological trends in Nigeria.


Comments (9)

9 thoughts on “Female Fintech Founder: Temitope Omotolani”


  • Compared with placebo decrease of 2 best cialis online On our platform, we offer standard shipping which may take about 10 15 days for goods to be delivered intact


  • In case of any failed delivery, we offer a reshipment or give a full refund can i buy priligy over the counter 36 Hours Tadalafil Drug Price and Information


  • Cialis is one of the most well-known medications for treating erectile dysfunction, right up there with Viagra and Stendra cialis online cheap


  • Cialis is commonly referred to as Levonorgestrel, but there s nothing all or anything with that designation cialis 20 mg have pulmonary hypertension have low blood pressure or have high blood pressure that is not controlled have had a stroke have liver problems have kidney problems or require dialysis have retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic runs in families eye disease have ever had severe vision loss, including a condition called NAION have stomach ulcers have a bleeding problem have a deformed penis shape or Peyronie s disease have had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours have blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia


  • 2 newborn with a cardiac anomaly, and in the LTZ group, there was one 1. how many days after clomid do you ovulate J Assist Reprod Genet.


  • tamoxifen uses There is one, and only one, advantage to using these drugs in place of synthetic testosterone The synthetic stuff carries a risk of infertility, which clomiphene and HCG don t.


  • B anthracis bacilli, bacillary fragments, and antigens can be noted with immunohistochemistry IHC testing of pleural effusions Guarner 2003. chlamydia treatment doxycycline Movies of migrating cells were recorded for 24 h at a frame rate of 1 frame per 10 min.


  • The top cryptocurrency casino sites that offer provably fair casino games are Bitstarz, 7Bit, and BC Game. All three feature their unique set of provably fair games, which are native to the blockchain and have a publicly displayed algorithm for you to check the randomness. By its very nature, Bitcoin is one of the safest payment methods around. There is no connection to personal names, banks, bank accounts or other private information that could lead back to your identity or allow someone to exploit the data for their own purposes. Bitcoin transactions are digital and highly encrypted. During the process of moving Bitcoin around a number of verifications are carried out to ensure that it is all running smoothly. All this means that Bitcoin casino transactions are virtually untraceable and completely secure, making them one of the best ways to pay for real money gaming accounts or to withdraw funds, no matter if you are playing on the web or via a mobile device. https://fchdk.edu.ng/community/profile/delltew51892859/ When it comes to best online slots we can’t do not mention рџЊџ Starburst slot. Check out why and play Starburst slot with 170 Free spins welcome. Whilst the dazzling gems spin around the reels on the Starburst slot machine, you are really hoping for one of two things to happen. Your first, but very rare opportunity to win on the game is for one of the high value symbols to land on the reels in a four or five of a kind combination. Unlike the other symbols which are all gemstones, the classic fruit machine symbols Bar and ‘7’ icons are very different in design and you’ll get that little thrill of anticipation when they appear hopefully, on a winning payline. Don’t be dismayed if they don’t land on reel one – if they hit on the remaining reels the slot will still pay you a big combination thanks to the ‘each way plays’ or ‘all ways pay’ feature.


  • Extensive research and consultation with herbalists, dieticians and veterinarians has contributed to the development of each of our CBD pet products for dogs, cats and horses. Foundational to our process is a greater body of traditional science and holistic research regarding the healing effects of all our ingredients, including cannabidiol (CBD). Read on for answers to some commonly-asked questions. If you want to buy CBD oil to alleviate your pain after exercise or because you’re sore from sitting at your office desk all day, the good news is that you can rub CBD oil on your skin to alleviate the pain. CBD Oil – Mix & Match – Pick Any 3 Water-soluble CBD shows the future of CBD products in Canada. Water-soluble CBD products that they sell include CBD tincture and CBD capsules. Water-soluble CBD is considered to be much stronger than CBD Oils. https://www.weightloseit.com/community/profile/kristalmock744/ 150 HOLLIDGE BLVD, UNIT 5 AURORA, ON. L4G 8A3 Cannabis legalization took effect in Canada on October 17, 2018 — the event was an early success for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who had promised he would end cannabis prohibition if he was elected. The legalization bill contained language for erasing cannabis-related criminal records but advocates argue the amnesty program is too complicated and difficult to be as widely available as it should be. The following licence holders have offered to sell seeds or plants to individuals registered with Health Canada for personal or designated production of cannabis for medical purposes. Adult Canadians can also purchase seeds and plants from authorized provincial and territorial retailers and online platforms. Several cannabis companies, including Aurora, have been overhauling their operations to better align supply with demand in hopes of becoming profitable in the next few years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *