The BIG5D Podcast explores the Africa-Middle East local and small business tech ecosystem by talking to the people who are building it.

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Episode 25: Mike Smits, Ukheshe Technologies

Episode 25 of the BIG5D Podcast features a conversation with Mike Smits, CFO and a co-founder of Ukheshe, a South African fintech that provides API-first fintech-as-a-service solutions to banks, telecoms, and other fintech companies.

Episode 24: Ezana Raswork, Africa 118 & Taskmoby
This episode features an interview with Ezana Raswork, CEO of Africa 118 and Taskmoby. The latter company is an Ethiopean home services platform that was a 2021recipient of Google's Black Founders Award, an equity-free investment from the search giant.
Episode 23: Tariq Sheikh, CEO, Postpay
Postpay is a player in the Middle East buy now, pay later space. And it hopes soon in the wider Africa, Middle East, and Asian markets.A former consultant, Sheikh launched Postpay in 2019, around the same time as several other regional competitors. The podcast covers the BNPL business model, competitive environment, future direction, and more.Episode sponsored by Matchcraft.com