Barclay Paul Okari
Barclay Paul is a 24-year-old is a serial entrepreneur.
He is also the founder of Kopa Credit, a mobile lending financial technology company that seeks to disrupt financing for individuals and SMEs that have for a long time not been in the banking fold using data to create that shift.
Before founding Impact Africa Industries and Kopa Credit he helped found two other start-ups, SkypeScience and Marketplace, which had mixed success. He started his first company at 15 years old. Barclay is an author of the book MarketPlace, which gives start-ups advice on how to navigate the early days of running a company.
He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and was an Anzisha Prize winner – the African Oscars for young entrepreneurs – in 2013. He is a Spark Fellow, named one of the social entrepreneurs to watch (Under35CEO), a Remarkable25 Under 25 Young African Entrepreneur, and twice one of Forbes’ 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs under 30 (2014/2015/2016) in Africa, 2014 Top 40 under 40 men in Kenya by The BusinessDaily, 7 inspiring entrepreneurs to watch globally 2015 by the United Nations Foundation and MTV Voices 20 somethings changing the world.