This time, we are spotlighting Gabriel Saunyama, CEO at ChromePay. Gabriel participated in the Innovation Journey 2021.
What is ChromePay's story? Chromepay, an inclusive fintech start-up was founded by Gabriel Saunyama and Munashe Zanza, two young Zimbabweans with a drive to impact the African financial ecosystem. They founded the company to promote digital financial inclusion for the millions of Africans today that cannot access financial services for whatever means such as due to the lack of a bank account or the absence of an official National ID.
Tell us about the technology? Through our platform, Chromepay is providing a unique digital identity to simplify the verification process in conjunction with an array of financial services available in the Chromepay ecosystem. What is your motivation for doing what you do? As people who have operated in the informal sector before, we have seen how pivotal digital finance can be however many people have been disenfranchised in that they do not have the means to register and verify their identities to use these services. This is particularly prevalent amongst women and it is an issue that needs to be addressed now. Addressing this issue by providing access to digital financial services is what motivates us and drives Chromepay forward. What is your tip to impact entrepreneurs? To all impact entrepreneurs always be willing to take the right advice and learn from others. Ego has no place in entrepreneurship, you need to accept that you don't know everything. That is not to say all advice is good advice, as Bruce Lee stated, "absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely yours".