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Flutterwave Partners with Microsoft to Accelerate African Payments Infrastructure on Azure

African payments technology company Flutterwave has teamed up with Microsoft to build its next-generation platform on Microsoft Azure. This strategic alliance aims to power payments infrastructure across Africa and beyond.

The five-year partnership between the pair presents an opportunity to foster growth and impact across the continent.

Flutterwave will facilitate the accelerated growth of transactions processed on its platform for global clients such as Uber, Netflix and Microsoft. By leveraging Azure’s capabilities, the collaboration seeks to establish a seamless, reliable, and secure payment experience, solidifying Azure’s crucial role in Flutterwave’s operations.

The paytech company is also actively transitioning its key products, including Flutterwave for Business, Send by Flutterwave, Flutterwave Store, and Flutterwave for Fintech Platform, onto the robust Azure cloud platform. Moreover, the company utilises Azure OpenAI Service capabilities, empowering the scaling of its product offerings to serve millions of merchants worldwide.

The partnership

Olugbenga Agboola, founder and CEO of Flutterwave, emphasised the invaluable partnership with Microsoft, stating: “Microsoft has provided us with a platform that enables us to consistently deliver high-quality services to our clients.

“As we manage high-volume payment processing, particularly during peak periods, the robustness, reliability, and scalability of Microsoft Azure become critical. As such, deepening our collaboration with Microsoft is the most logical step forward for us.”

Gurbhej Dhillon, Flutterwave CTO, also highlighted the significance of Microsoft Azure in providing developer leverage to serve clients effectively.

“Their platform provides us with significant developer leverage, which we harness in service of our clients. Looking to the future, we’re excited about the possibilities of scaling with Azure OpenAI Service, which will enable us to serve even more merchants worldwide.”

Mike Gaal, general manager at Microsoft Corporation, praised the longstanding support provided by Microsoft Azure to Flutterwave’s core operations. He stressed Microsoft’s commitment to empowering individuals and organizations worldwide, and working closely with Flutterwave contributes to realising this mission in Africa.

As the partnership progresses, both companies aim to drive advancements in the African payments landscape, unlocking new possibilities for merchants and paving the way for transformative digital experiences.


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