NowNow Reimagining Fintech in Africa

By Erika Masako Welch,24 May 2023

As I sit down to interview Sahir Berry and Mahesh Nair, co-founders of Nigerian fintech startup, NowNow, I find myself both intrigued and simultaneously not at all surprised at this pairing. Sahir is tall, charming and consistently well-dressed; he makes small-talk easily and carries a quiet confidence, which allows him to share his vision for their startup with equal parts passion and measured control. 

Mahesh, in comparison, is a man of few words, but when he speaks – it is something worth noting. He often has a stitched brow, as if he’s solving multiple problems in his head simultaneously, while quietly tapping away into his phone coordinating with his various teams sitting in Lagos, Delhi and Dubai. I get the impression th

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