Ben Lyon

Entrepreneur in Residence, DFS Lab


Ben Lyon is the Entrepreneur in Residence for Caribou Digital’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Innovation Lab. He is responsible for sourcing and supporting innovative financial technology startups throughout South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and in some cases building them from scratch.

Prior to joining Caribou Digital, Ben co-founded Kopo Kopo, the first merchant aggregator and merchant cash advance provider in the mobile money industry, which now serves thousands of merchants throughout East Africa. Ben has international experience in over 30 countries and has a passion for payments and financial services.