With his finely trimmed goatee, his baritone voice and his earring, you might think that Mika Diol is a soul crooner. It is not so. This Senegalese engineer and developer says he is rather a fan of reggae and does not hesitate to put his hands in the electronic circuits in order to push the capacities of its terminals to the maximum. “I tested my solutions myself by grilling two or three machines along the way,” he says of the KaliSpot devices, the name of the network of ATMs he wants to deploy in Senegal and elsewhere. of West and Central Africa.
The support of 500 Global
Far from the classic machines already available in the business districts of the big cities of the area, those of Mika Diol work thanks to a 3G connection and can be connected to a solar panel if necessary. They integrate especially software capable of identifying the service (bank, fintech, mobile money) of the user in order to adapt his operating system to the colors of the brand.
To support the development of the network and become “the first independent operator of automatic teller machines [GAB] in the French-speaking area”, Outsource Monetic Group, parent company of KaliSpot that Mika Diol and his partner Ibrahima Diedhiou founded in 2021 in Atlanta in the United States, has just raised funds from 500 Global, a renowned Silicon Valley investor whose African ambitions have been clearly displayed since and an.
With Mareme Dieng, the Californian investor 500 Global sees bigger in Africa