When the co-founders and I started Obopay in 2005, it was our dream to offer affordable banking and electronic payment services to ALL people over their mobile phone. As we enter 2012, that dream is a reality on three continents.
The Obopay team has an exciting future ahead. Mobile banking and mobile payments are changing everything – leapfrogging traditional infrastructure and enabling high levels of service to those who have been chronically underserved. 2012-2015 will be the period when over a billion people will get first time access to banking through their mobile phone.
As Obopay focuses on creating even greater scale, I will be transitioning out of my role as Executive Chairman of Obopay. I remain passionate about technology innovation in banking, emerging market innovations in mobile and social, and big ideas. I am already starting to plan what is next for me – and will make sure to keep you informed of what is new in my life.
As I leave my role, I take with me many new friends and great memories.