Founder

Matthew Mecke

  • +25-year veteran of the digital payments industry and one of the world’s pioneers of global FinTech.
  • Former Fiserv executive, where he led strategic planning, new business development, e-commerce applications, and pricing for Asia.
  • Co-Founder of NASDAQ-listed FirstEcom, Asia’s first 14 multi-currency regional ecommerce processing hub in 1998, in partnership with Microsoft.
  • +25 years living and building companies in emerging markets – China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and now Kenya.
  • Built, operated, funded, and publicly listed four card processing and e-Commerce merchant acceptance businesses over the last 20 years.
  • Recent Certifications: Harvard University – Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies; and MIT Sloan School of Business – Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application.

Advisory Board Members

Kashan Rafique

Proven venture capitalist, private equity investor, investment manager and FinTech business builder in emerging and developed markets.

Dale Vine

Venture capital and private equity investor, and alternative investment manager with over 15 years of private wealth experience servicing a global client base. 

Andrew Chisembele

Pan African and global business development and sales expert with over 20 years of experience in the commercial banking IT and FinTech software industry.

Johan Pehrson

+25 years as a specialist in creating growth in SME companies. Founder of Swedish Management Consulting firm ER-Konsult. Experienced Board Member for both privately held and publicly traded U.S. and international companies.

Eric Fore

Managing Director of Dubai-based Savannah Ventures and a veteran corporate finance, private equity, and business development professional with over 24 years of international finance, investment, and business experience.

Donald Hume

Veteran cybersecurity, governance, risk and compliance, and software testing professional with over 24 years of experience with Emirates Airlines, Majid Al Futtaim Group, and other industry leaders.