As an Africa business coach and consultant I have the pleasure of wandering through African business news and related success stories as part of my job. And once in a while, you stumble across a story that simply sticks, because it is that good.
One of these is of Chris Folayan, founder and CEO of Mall for Africa, a new business empire on the rise that started from humble beginnings: his spare bedroom serving as his launch pad. From there, Mall for Africa would take off to amazing heights.
I caught up with Chris during a breakfast on a sunny day in Silicon Valley, California to find out more.
Chris, it was wonderful meeting you at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium in Silicon Valley in January where you left people in awe sharing the journey that lead to the immense success of your company, Mall for Africa. Give our readers some insight into your business.
Mall for Africa is an online platform designed to help shoppers in Africa buy goods online from major US and UK retailers. By ordering through us, they do not need to worry if the products they desired would be shipped to Africa at all, or if the foreign retailers would accept their local credit cards or mobile payments