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Driving Growth for African Businesses through Streamlined Financial Operations

Our goal is to develop solutions that make it continuously easier for businesses to transact with each other.

About Duplo Vision

We’re on a mission to power commerce across the continent. Duplo makes it easier for African businesses to manage their financial operations by providing digital tools that enable more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent payment and reporting processes. We’ve built an industry-agnostic product that completely automates the back-office processes of generating and processing invoices, receiving and approving bills, collecting and disbursing funds, managing expenses, and completing account reconciliation.

With Duplo, businesses of all sizes can streamline their back-office operations seamlessly pay suppliers and vendors, and get paid much faster by their business customers. Transform the way your business manages their financial operations with us.

Yele Oyekola CEO, Duplo

Dupo story and mission

The team brings together decades of experience across financial services, venture capital, and technology.

Each has a personal history with building startups,
which fuels their passion to streamline B2B financial operations across the continent.

Duplo co-founder - Yele

Yele Oyekola

Co-Founder and CEO

Duplo co-founder - Tunde

Tunde Akinnuwa

Co-Founder and CPO

Invested in by

duplo investor ycombinator
duplo investor - l2ventures
duplo investor soma capital
duplo investor tribe capital
duplo investor commerce ventures
investor basecamp
investor ouicapital

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Yele Oyekola

Co-Founder and CEO

Yele Oyekola, Co-Founder and CEO Yele began his career as a credit-focused Financial Analyst before moving to the United Nations supporting national governments in Africa on their economic policies.

In 2019, he founded a Buy-Now, Pay-Later startup for East Africa, Julla focused on helping e-commerce businesses start, manage and grow their business with ease.

Julla ran its operations till December 2020 and in January 2021, Yele took his learnings from Julla and joined Carbon as a Product Lead scaling their Buy-Now, Pay-Later product. Now, Yele is focused on building and scaling Duplo with the vision to be the premier payment rail powering global trade.

He holds a BA in Economics and Finance from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Tunde Akinnuwa

Co-Founder and CPO

Prior to co-founding Duplo, Tunde had two stints at Jumia; Product Manager for Jumia Lending and Head of Consumer Financial Services (Nigeria).

Tunde was the Country Manager at Seedstars where he helped launch fintech businesses like Quickcheck and Lendigo.

He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Systems from Northumbria University and an MBA from HEC Paris.