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September 2022
Virtual Event

Odunayo Eweniyi
Cofounder/COO at Piggyvest

Profile

Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, PiggyVest, the largest digital
and investment platform in Nigeria. She previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest
job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. She has 7 years’
experience in Business Analysis and Operations. She’s an award winning fintech entrepreneur
who is working for diversity equity and inclusion in fintech and technology as a whole.
As the COO of Piggyvest, she oversees the company’s entire operation which cuts across
Finance, Investment Management, People Operations, Investor relations, Fundraising and
related subcategories.


In January 2021, Odunayo cofounded First Check Africa, a female-led angel fund that invests
“ridiculously early” in women in African tech to make it easier for them to raise venturebacked
capital and invest in technology startups.
She is a board member at Village Capital, the most active supporter of impact-driven, seedstage entrepreneurs in the world. She was featured on Bloomberg Business Weekly’s 2020
Bloomberg50 list, an annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have
changed the global business landscape over the past year.


She is also a 2021 TIME100 Next honoree. She was named one of Forbes Africa 30 under 30
Technology in 2019 and one of 30 Quartz Africa Innovators 2019.
In 2020, She cofounded The Feminist Coalition, a group of young Nigerian feminists who
work to promote equality for women in Nigerian society, with a core focus on education,
financial freedom and representation in public office.
She also sits on the advisory board of TrainFuture, an Education Technology company based
in Switzerland, as well as the Gender Lens Acceleration Best Practices Initiative, a
collaborative effort of Village Capital, US and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s
Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WeFi).

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Enabling women to thrive in West Africa’s tech ecosystems

    13:45