Mark Straub

Mark is the CEO and Co-founder of Smile Identity, a leading provider of digital authentication and KYC services across Africa.  Smile’s facial recognition and ID validation software enables banks, telecoms and fintechs to confirm the true identity of any smartphone user with just a Smartselfie™. Previously, Mark led the Khosla Impact fund, with investments in payments, solar, lending and ecommerce across Africa and India (Flutterwave, BBOXX, Branch, Kopo Kopo, Supermart.ng). Mark began his career in investment banking at Bank of America in Silicon Valley. He is passionate about the power of technology and entrepreneurship to transform Africa.

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