Ceo/founder Simple Pay Limited
Simeon Ononobi
Ceo/founder Simple Pay Limited
Simeon studied biochemistry, but his love for computers and technology knew no bounds. He left school and started a project he called BUMP (Back Up My Phone). It’s a complex backup system that has a server and mobile application and allows users to back up phone content. He later went on to start up a company called Do-My-Stuff and got the contract to design GTBank’s first mobile lifestyle application called MoVe. That was a major break that has led to his developing various solutions ranging from mobile to web portals. During the 2007 elections, Simeon designed the LetMyVoteCount mobile tracking site for the elections. He was contracted by the Ministry of Finance to design the YouWiN! web portal and marking software. He was also signed up by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to develop her World Bank presidency campaign website and online presence and, as usual, since then, has been developing software and rendering top notch services to his highly valued clients. Simeon designed, founded and implemented SimplePay, Nigeria’s mobile and web-based wallet. SimplePay recently received funding from Seedstars, a Swiss-based venture capital firm. Simeon’s company has implemented pioneering products in the mobile payment space in Nigeria. The company just launched the “SimpleGiving” app; SimpleGiving aims to make donating for churchgoers faster, easier, and safer and from the convenience of their mobile with two clicks from anywhere in the world. Users without an Android phone can donate from the SimplePay website, or by using a friend’s phone with their own login. This is just one amongst the several innovative products of the company. Simeon is committed to contributing to the entrepreneurial space in Nigeria, and indeed Africa, and he makes time available for mentoring the next generation of techpreneurs