James Abasifreke

President & Co-founder of POKET
James is a Software Engineer, and the President and Co-founder of POKET (a year-old startup that is currently valued at over $2 million).
James strives to develop software to improve everyone’s life, with a particular passion for creating solutions to human needs in emerging countries. His company, POKET, is using the wisdom of the crowd through crowdsourcing, to create the first online identify for the billion offline merchants across the world, starting in Africa and South/East Asia. James has worked across various verticals, including working with one of the largest telecoms in Canada, Telus, and also with one of the biggest Blockchain companies is the world, Consensys, working with banks and investment firms like Novera, and even worked with the Ontario government.