Meet Temitope Ogunsemo, 33 Year-Old Nigerian Who Built A $3 Million EdTech Company
33-year-old Nigerian-born Temitope Ogunsemo, is the founder of Krystal Digital Solutions Limited, a fast growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, which specializes in the development, research, deployment and creation of customized and service oriented software applications.
Being an alumnus of Kings College, Lagos. Temitope Ogunsemo graduated from the prestigious University of Ibadan and also went ahead to obtain a Master of Science degree in Information Management Systems from the University of Salford, UK.
In 2010, however, he decided to answer his lifelong call to entrepreneurship. Which, in turn, heralded the birth of Krystal Digital. Today, Krystal Digital is one of the leading IT Companies in Nigeria with more than 150 employees and annual revenues of more than $3 million.
Krystal Digital’s unequaled strategy is in delivery of services using globally acceptable application development standards and project management methodologies and processes.
Founded in 2010 in Lagos, Krystal Digital’s flagship service, MySkool Portal, a web-based application for School Information Management System designed for proper storage and documentation of school data.
The idea was initiated when Temitope Ogunsemo attempted to secure his academic transcript. It was a difficult and frustrating experience. However, the difficulty in accessing a document as simple as a transcript presented him with a clear potential entrenched in the development of a School Information Management System that would not only improve the storage/preservation and retrieval of academic records but would also position these schools to harness the benefits of digitization.
The MySkool Portal Platform has currently been adopted by more than 50 Government-owned High schools in Nigeria, and has more than 65,000 active student users.
As the drive to actualize the transformation desired in Nigeria’s education sector becomes inevitable, Temitope Ogunsemo has invested up to $1 million building digital IT academies across various secondary schools across Nigeria, and is also working in partnership with Microsoft to teach Nigerian students Microsoft Professional Program courses.