Gokada explained the loss of life of its CEO as “sudden and tragic.
Saleh’s close friends in Nigeria keep in mind a passionate entrepreneur dedicated to producing a difference in emerging marketplaces and making financial prospects.
“He was considerate and had an air of clarity of purpose in lifestyle. His enthusiasm was contagious. As significantly as the Nigerian tech ecosystem is worried, Fahim was one particular of us and loved by us,” Enegesi extra.
Gossy Ukanwoke, Nigerian tech entrepreneur and training investor, says his enduring memory of Saleh is his cheekiness and “definitely significant smile.”
Ukanwoke says he satisfied Saleh by a mutual market buddy and remembers that he was normally creating jokes.
“Fahim was a really sharp and wise thinker, he knew precisely what he required. In discussion, he could imagine on his feet and was equipped to see items otherwise to absolutely everyone else,” he added.
‘Tragic and senseless’
Saleh was the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, and designed his initial firm PrankDial.com as a significant schooler, the internet site for prerecorded prank cell phone phone calls generated more than $10 million due to the fact its commence, he wrote in 2018.
He continued to uncovered and provide web-sites throughout his teens and his time at Bentley College in Massachusetts.
Gokada offered delivery providers for Lifestores throughout a lockdown imposed in Lagos in March.
He described Saleh as a “amusing male who liked to inform jokes.”
Saleh and Garza achieved in 2018 at a sendoff occasion organized by Gokada for 1 of their staff members.
“We satisfied a few periods just after that for coffee and spoke really a bit about entrepreneurship and fundraising. We sometimes talked over our enterprise procedures jointly,” Garza told CNN.
Garza states he will proceed to have enjoyment recollections of the youthful CEO, describing his dying as “tragic and senseless.”
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, entrepreneur and co-founder of tech business Andela, expressed his shock as he compensated tribute to Saleh, whom he described as ‘his brother.’
He frequented the West African country the exact same calendar year to discover the industry and make a conclusion on whether or not to start off Gokada.