Flutterwave: The Sole Africa-Focused Company on CNBC’s 2024 Disruptor 50 List

Flutterwave CNBC Disruptor 50

Flutterwave, Africa’s leading payment technology company, has made a significant mark by being the only Africa-focused company on CNBC’s prestigious 2024 Disruptor 50 list. This recognition places Flutterwave among other innovative giants like OpenAI, Stripe, and Monzo, highlighting its remarkable growth and impact in the fintech industry.

Achievements and Recognition

Inclusion on the Disruptor 50 List

The CNBC Disruptor 50 list is celebrated for spotlighting private companies that revolutionize traditional industries with groundbreaking technologies. Flutterwave’s inclusion underscores its innovation, scalability, and resilience, especially in challenging economic climates. This year, the list comprises 50 companies, with 39 primarily operating in the US and others from France, the UK, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, and Israel.

Climbing the Ranks

Flutterwave first appeared on the Disruptor 50 list in 2021, ranking 21st. In 2024, it has moved up to 14th place, showcasing its rapid advancement in the fintech sector. The dominance of AI companies on the list, with OpenAI maintaining the top spot for consecutive years, further emphasizes the competitive environment in which Flutterwave excels.

Innovative Products and Partnerships

Product Innovations

Flutterwave continues to push the envelope with a suite of innovative products. Its flagship Flutterwave for Business solution equips enterprises with the tools needed to manage and expand operations seamlessly in Africa. The Send App facilitates money transfers for the African diaspora, while the Swap currency exchange solution, developed in partnership with Kadavra BTC and Wema Bank, addresses currency exchange needs.

Strategic Partnerships

Further solidifying its industry leadership, Flutterwave has expanded its collaboration with Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading airline, becoming the preferred payment partner for its flagship Lagos to London routes. In 2023, Flutterwave also partnered with IATA, the global airlines alliance, as a payments provider for Africa. Additionally, its long-standing partnership with Uber helps the ride-hailing giant scale across Africa with a single payment integration.

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CEO’s Vision and Future Goals

Commitment to Excellence

Olugbenga ‘GB’ Agboola, Founder and CEO of Flutterwave, expressed his gratitude for the recognition, stating, “We are deeply honored to be acknowledged among the esteemed companies on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for 2024. Our mission has always been to empower businesses of all scales, and to be recognized as a disruptor in our field is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our team.”

Future Prospects

Looking ahead, Agboola emphasized Flutterwave’s commitment to product innovation and enhancing customer experiences. The company’s mission is to become the preferred payments partner for international and multinational enterprises looking to expand in Africa and beyond. “Remaining steadfast in our commitment to innovation and expanding our product portfolio, our overarching mission is to become the preferred payments partner for international and multinational enterprises seeking to extend their footprint in Africa and beyond,” he added.


Flutterwave’s recognition on CNBC’s 2024 Disruptor 50 list is a testament to its pioneering efforts in the fintech sector. Through continuous innovation and strategic partnerships, Flutterwave is poised to lead the way in transforming payment solutions across Africa and the globe.

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