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Uzoma Dozie Ran One Of The Largest Banks In Africa, Now He's Using Tech To Build A Community Of Retailers

This company is adding more than just a little sparkle to Africa. Sparkle is an online platform using technology to build a community of retailers in Nigeria. Face2Face Africa reports the company’s founder, Uzoma Dozie, is on a mission to build a retail market throughout not only Nigeria but the entire continent of Africa. Launched in 2019, Sparkle employs artificial intelligence to help users make good business decisions. It also allows entrepreneurs to reach out to those in the informal economy with the main goal of bringing them into the formal economy to ensure financial inclusion all through the use of their mobile phones. According to Dozie, the platform is neither considered a bank nor a fintech platform in the traditional sense despite the fact that it provides financial services through technology. “Why? Because we know that our customers are on mobile — they are digital natives and digital aliens,” said Dozie in an interview with Forbes . “They are building their...

Apr 12, 2021