We caught up with Julian Kyula, the founder and former CEO, MODE Group, one of the most successful fintech companies in Kenya and Africa, during the FSD Kenya event.
Kyula is one of the few successful fintech founders who have been able to build mobile and financial products that have scaled outside of the country and reach a global audience.
Part of our discussion also included upcoming fintech projects, particularly on the blockchain. Speaking about them, Kyula said:
“I’m quite heavy into blockchain right now. The next innovation I’ve put together is quite blockchain heavy. I believe blockchain will start to disrupt regtech and geographies. Blockchain is so wide in terms of what you can do with it, you have to be very specific on what you want to achieve. . . I can’t talk about it right now until we launch, but yes, I’m heavy into blockchain.”
Check out this interesting discussion with BitcoinKE where he discusses his experiences in the fintech space, what it takes to build a successful fintech brand, his entrepreneurial journey in MODE, and his upcoming projects on the Blockchain.
MODE is a cutting edge, data driven financial technology mobile phone platform focused on emerging markets. MODE uses the mobile phone meta data, in partnership with large mobile telecommunication groups, to credit score prepaid air time customers, lend airtime and provide other fintech services via handsets.
MODE is one of the world’s largest providers of air time credit services, operating in over 20 countries in emerging and frontier markets. MODE currently advances more than 6 million loans per day and lent an aggregate credit amount of over USD 800m in 2017.