A team of Pillsbury lawyers led Flutterwave, Africa's leading payments technology company, in a $170 million Series C funding round.

Founded in 2016, San Francisco-based Flutterwave is one of only a very small number of African fintech companies to have raised significant funds in a period of widespread disruption and economic uncertainty. The company is valued at more than $1 billion. This funding round brings its total investment to $225 million.

The new funds will allow Flutterwave to execute an ambitious growth strategy in becoming a leading global payments company. Flutterwave will invest the new capital to accelerate customer acquisition in existing and international markets, as well as develop complementary and innovative products.

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The Pillsbury team was led by Northern Virginia Corporate partner Steve Kaplan and included senior associates Lindsey Livingston, Lola Longe and associates Ian Carlin and Jessie Friend.