Co-founder & COO
Odunayo Eweniyi is the Co-founder and COO of PiggyVest. She previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre screened candidates. She has 5 years of experience in Business Analysis and Operations and is a graduate (first class) of Computer Engineering, Covenant University, Nigeria.
She was named one of Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Technology in 2019 and one of 30 Quartz Africa Innovators in 2019. She sits on the advisory board of TrainFuture, an Education Technology company based in Switzerland, as well as the Gender Lens Acceleration Best Practices Initiative, a collaborative effort of Village Capital, US and the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WeFi). In 2019, she was named SME Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa by The Asian Banker’s Wealth and Society and she is the youngest Nigerian on Forbes Africa list of 20 New Wealth Creators in Africa 2019. She is one of Business Day’s Spark 2019 Women to Watch and made the World Women in Fintech Power List for 2017; the YNaija Most Influential People in Technology 2017 and 2018; she is a 2018 Westerwelle Young Entrepreneurs fellow, and she is a recipient of The Future Africa Awards Prize in Technology 2018.
In honor of her work, she was named one of the 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria 2019 by Leading Ladies Africa, one of the 50 most visible women in Tech by Tech Cabal in 2019. She works to support the inclusion of women in technology by working with hubs and female-focused networks, including For Creative Girls, GreenHouse Labs, She Leads Africa, Itanna. She is also the co-founder of the women’s community, Wine and Whine Nigeria.
PiggyVest is the first online “Savings & Investment” app in West Africa. PiggyVest first launched as “Piggybank.ng” on the 7th of January 2016 as a savings-only platform. For 3 years, PiggyVest offered only savings to our users. Then in April of 2019, they rebranded to “PiggyVest” and began offering direct investment opportunities to users in addition to savings.
4 years on, PiggyVest has continued to deliver excellent service to 1,000,000 users and counting, helping them manage their finances with simplicity and transparency. Combined, their users save & invest billions of Naira every month that they would have instead spent.
PiggyVest is on a mission 'to give everyone the power to better manage & grow their finances', and they intend to be the best at this.