Chinedu Azodoh

Co-founder and President, New Ventures



“Chinedu is the Cofounder and President of New Ventures at MAX – a pioneering West African mobility startup that is backed by elite global investors and corporations such as Novastar Ventures, Techstars, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Goodwell Investments, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures – an investor-led fund backed by the world’s leading business executives. Chinedu is building technology and financial infrastructure for mass-market mobility in Africa and eliminating development challenges by creating a proprietary driver licensing system, aggregating credit providers, implementing an IoT network for mobility, providing mobile-enabled wallets and using transaction data to create digital identities and credit profiles for millions of informal drivers.

Chinedu is a multi-award winner. He is a recipient of the Prestigious Lila Self Leadership Academy Scholarship – a $200,000 academic scholarship given to up to 4 first-year students at the Illinois Institute of Technology for exceptional leadership in the community and the classroom. In 2015, he was invited to the Plug and Play Startup Accelerator but decided to join the Techstars New York Accelerator Program. In 2017, he was admitted into the first XL Africa Program as one of a select 20 innovative companies across Africa leading growth and development. He was also admitted to the Alibaba eFounder Program, organized by Alibaba under the guidance of Jack Ma. In 2018, he was admitted into the Mastercard Startpath program and won the LAComotion Mobility Competition. He is a finalist for the 2019 Forbes Africa 30-under-30 in Business and Technology.”


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