Dan Kleinbaum

Entrepreneur-in-Residence DFS Lab

Dan Kleinbaum is the current Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the DFS Lab, a seed-stage accelerator, funded by the Gates Foundation, which is investing in and supporting the next wave of FinTech innovation in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. With a portfolio of 15 active investments and an engaged network of mentors and investors throughout the world, the DFS Lab is creating global, scalable FinTech Companies.


Prior to joining the DFS Lab, Dan co-Founded Beyonic, a mobile payment aggregator operational in 7 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that provided access to mobile money via streamlined, open APIs to enterprise customers. 

DX Connect: Digital Engagement 2019

2:00 PM Welcome to the age of interoperability: collaboration as the key to inclusive growth

In countries and regions throughout Africa, interoperability between digital financial services has surged from a worthy goal to an active reality, leapfrogging traditional banking infrastructures in the process. These digital financial services have brought financial inclusion to a tipping point. To connect services for low-cost, seamless, real-time payments means deliberate and collaborative action across sectors. Kosta Peric, Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks about how inclusive growth requires inclusive action between governments, regulators, and commercial providers.   

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dan.

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