Powering a new generation of businesses in Africa

Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Our mission is to help businesses in Africa become profitable, envied, and loved.

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Scene at the first Y Combinator Lagos Meetup, hosted at Paystack HQ

A growth engine for modern businesses in Africa

Paystack builds technology to help Africa’s best businesses grow - from new startups, to market leaders launching new business models.

We make it easy for businesses to accept secure payments from multiple local and global payment channels, and then we provide tools to help you retain existing customers, and acquire new ones.

As makers and business owners ourselves, we’re inspired by a vision of millions of exceptional businesses across the continent who’re profitable, envied, and loved. We believe that in our lifetimes, businesses in Africa will routinely go toe to toe with the best companies on the planet, and win. Building that world gives us purpose, every day.

The Team

We’re a diverse, close-knit team on an adventure to build something enduring, while learning something new, every day.

Oyinda

Oyinda Aina

Business
Wale

Wale Eseyin

Engineering
Khadijah

Khadijah Abu

Product
Tomi

Tomi Odusanya

Design
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Onyekachi Mbaike

Design
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Seike Ibojo

Growth
Opemipo

Opemipo Aikomo

Design
Ezra

Ezra Olubi

CTO, Co founder
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Alexander Fasoro-Joseph

Engineering
Abdulrahman

Abdulrahman Jogbojogbo

Growth
Steve

Stephen Amaza

Growth
Loknan Nanyak

Loknan Nanyak

Engineering
Yinka

Adeyinka Adewuyi

Product
Gbade

Gbadebo Oyelakin

Engineering
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Ibrahim Lawal

Engineering
Fisayo

Fisayo Kolawole

Commercial
Emmanuel

Emmanuel Quartey

Growth
Awatt

Awatt Bassey

Growth
Bolaji

Bolaji Akande

Growth
Abiola Showemimo

Abiola Showemimo

Business
Shola

Shola Akinlade

CEO, Co founder
Mohini Ufeli

Mohini Ufeli

Growth
King Makanjuola

King Makanjuola

Product
Ijeoma Opara

Ijeoma Opara

Commercial
Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika

Engineering
Dozie Godwin

Dozie Godwin

Growth
Dipo Omobomi

Dipo Omobomi

Product
Demilade Olaleye

Demilade Olaleye

Design
Dapo Awobokun

Dapo Awobokun

Growth
Charles Idem

Charles Idem

Commercial
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Ayobami Olarewaju-Alo

Product
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Aminat Badara

Growth
Valentine Omorodion

Valentine Omorodion

Product
Simileoluwa Afolabi-Jombo

Simileoluwa Afolabi-Jombo

Growth
Nzewi Somtochukwu

Nzewi Somtochukwu

Growth
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Ita Okponung

Business
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Eyitemi Egbejule

Engineering
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Chinonso Raymond

Design
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Damilola Olukini

Growth
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Priscilla Ekhator

Business
Kika Simone

Kika Osiagwu

Commercial
Temi Giwa

Temitayo Giwa

Product
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Segun Ayeni

Engineering
Wale Santos

Wale Santos

Growth
Lukman Bello

Lukman Bello

Growth
Ademola Adegbuyi

Ademola Adegbuyi

Engineering
Sunday

Sunday Okpokor

Engineering
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Amandine Lobelle

Business
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Tolulope Kalejaiye

Growth
Allen

Oloruntobi Allen

Engineering
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Bobby Adesuyan

Engineering
Fatima Olofu

Fatima Olofu

Growth
Hezekiah Ukachi

Hezekiah Amaike

Growth
Timothy Nkenu

Timothy Nkenu

Growth
Gabriel Akinade

Akinade Adejumo

Growth
Omo Okeguale

Omonehmie Okoeguale

Growth
Oluchi Agba

Agba Oluchi

Growth
Samuel Adehoun

Samuel Adehoun

Growth
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Tomi Adesina

Business
Karo

Olushola Karokatose

Engineering
Ife

Ifeoluwa Sobogun

Engineering
Toba

Adedurin Samuel

Growth
Joel

Joel Bronkowski

Commercial
Bisola

Abisola Oni

Engineering
Temitope

Temitope Olaleye

Growth
Abiola

Abiola Makanjuola

Growth
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Tochukwu Ironsi

Growth
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Osaro Aiwekhoe

Growth
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Morounfoluwa Otubanjo

Growth
Damilola

Damilola Odujoko

Growth
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Moyosore Abudu

Engineering
Kaz

Jeffery Kaz Aninkorah

Design
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Michael Obi

Engineering
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Selcuk Cigir

Engineering
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Bankole Oluwafemi

Growth
Andrew

Andrew Nduati

Growth
Remi Adeoye

Remi Adeoye

Engineering
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Oluwaseeto Tanimola

Design
Ebukaa

Ebuka Ugwu

Engineering
Idoko

Idoko Ochai

Business
Wura

Wuraola Jegede

Business
Omotola

Omotola Adegboyega

Business
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Stefan Kruger

Engineering
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Samy Naayma

Business
Nike

Nike Adeleye

Business
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Brennon Hampton

Engineering
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Wesley Jordan

Engineering
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Husayn Arah

Engineering
Richard Levey

Richard Levey

Engineering
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Naman Kamra

Engineering
Dhruv Baldawa

Dhruv Baldawa

Engineering
Cyril

Cyril Shonibare

Business
Diné

Diné Bennett

Engineering
Chris Dabnor

Chris Dabnor

Engineering
Rag Sagar

Rag Sagar

Engineering
Christine

Christine Snyders

Engineering
Caroline

Caroline Hane-Weijman

Product
Jocelyn

Jocelyn Van Heerde

Engineering
Ruan

Ruan Van Ryhn

Engineering
Chidinma

Chidinma Nwogbo

Design
Anthony

Anthony Uche

Engineering
Ahmed

Ahmed Omer

Engineering
Onyinye

Onyinye Uche

Engineering
Tamas

Tamas Annok

Engineering
Ishmael

Ishmael Sibisi

Engineering
Ravi

Ravi Ramachandran

Engineering
Nefe

Nefe Etomi

Business
Alem

Alem Bello

Business
Zeph

Zephia Ovia

Commercial
Shabih

Shabih Fatima

Engineering
Jaya

Jayashree Patil

Engineering
Stephanie

Stephanie Robinson

Engineering
Nathan

Nathan Stasin

Engineering
PJ

Peter John Welcome

Engineering
Imti

Imtiyaaz Ganie

Engineering
Toulu

Toulu Akerele

Business
Falgu

Falgu Shah

Business
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Kunle Aladewolu

Business
Eniola

Eniola Fadare

Engineering
Ibi

Ibiniyi Obikoya

Engineering
Michael

Michael Hanslo

Engineering
Falade

Jesutofunmi Falade

Engineering
Chamir

Chamir Bodasing

Engineering
Ali

Ali Taylor

Engineering
Medard

Medard Ilunga

Engineering
Abigail

Abigail Pretorius

Engineering
Femi

Oluwafemi Siji-Kenneth

Growth
Shweta

Shweta Yadav

Engineering
Valerie

Valerie Egbuniwe

Growth
KJ

Kwadwo Owusu-Agyeman

Product
KC

Kristin Clarke

Product
Ramat

Ramat Balogun

Business
Etienne

Etienne Croecamp

Engineering
Tosin

Oluwatosin Fatokun

Engineering
Betre

Betre Gizaw

Business
Sree

Sreekanth Pulakkatt

Engineering
Kay

Kayode Nubi

Business
Justin

Justin Guedes

Engineering
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Ruth Efue

Business
Suyash

Suyashkant Srivastava

Engineering
Sonu

Sonu Puthukudi

Engineering
Alicia

Alicia Klassen

Product
Ugo

Ugochukwu Nwaokike

Business
Omolola

Lola Agabalogun

Business
Mechiel

Mechiel Couvaras

Commercial
Jemima

Jemima Kenyanjui

Product
Dorcas

Dorcas Smith

Business
Godfrey

Godfrey Maina

Engineering
Dara

Dara Assim-Ita

Engineering
Clarise

Clarise de Klerk

Engineering
Parth

Parth Setya

Engineering
Amala James

Amala James

Engineering
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Olawale Komolafe

Engineering
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Motunrola Bisi-Afolabi

Business
Vik

Vikaran Ubhi

Product
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Anointing Oloye

Business
Nana

Nana Adeku

Engineering
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Rosemary Igwebuike

Business
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Adeyemi Adenusi

Business
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Adedoyin Akande

Engineering

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Growth
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Christina Elele

Growth
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Oghenekome Akaka

Growth
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Sheena Ganatra

Business
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Growth
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Rabecca Hichilo

Business
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Rumbi Shoniwa

Commercial
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Philippus van der Merwe

Growth
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Amanda Dakouré

Business
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Abimbola Sani

Growth
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Linus Ndege Juma

Engineering
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Precious Emeka-Nwafor

Growth
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Samuel George

Engineering
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Ingrid Ndlovu

Growth
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Blaize Liebenberg

Engineering
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Ngozi Erondu

Engineering
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Saurabh Taneja

Engineering
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Niel De Villiers

Engineering
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Hazel Stuart

Engineering
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Moshood Sanni

Engineering
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Kathleen Koninis

Product
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Jennifer Watkyns

Engineering
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Clint Claassen

Engineering
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Daniel Asoegwu

Engineering
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Bolaji Adebisi

Engineering
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Joe Kinvi

Commercial
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Nisha Inarman

Engineering
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Anthony Bird

Engineering
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Fabien Kervarrec

Engineering
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Yasmine Fadel

Engineering
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Damilare Stark

Engineering
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Lisa Toms

Engineering
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Mariam Omoyele

Engineering
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Sachin Verma

Engineering
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Oluwabukunmi Ige

Engineering
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Tosin Fawole

Business
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Business
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Innocent Isichei

Business
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Business
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Damilola Omoyiwola

Engineering
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Engineering
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Muhammad Tahir

Engineering
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Johnny Anteh

Engineering
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Tinuke Ayanbadejo

Business
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Design
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Engineering
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Somendra Tyagi

Engineering
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Commercial
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Engineering
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Engineering
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Engineering
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Business
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Engineering
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Darya Samusevich

Design
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Kadidia Niangado

Product
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Charity Gaya

Engineering
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Ibukun Agboola

Growth
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Tobi Lufadeju

Product
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Gertrude Abagale

Growth
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Osayande Osaghae

Engineering
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Ahmed Sattar

Product
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Srinivasarao Repala

Engineering
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Ejiroghene Ori-Jesu

Growth
Henri

Henri Huet

Business
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Iyobosa Edo-Ojo

Commercial
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Olaseike Ibojo

Growth
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David Samson

Business
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Seyitan Ajuwape

Business
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Growth
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Engineering
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Design
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Engineering
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Design
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Olabanji Ajayi

Product
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Ibiyinka Ibru

Growth
Tere

Tere Sagay

Design
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Emmanuel Onyia

Growth
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Yanis Sid-Lakhdar

Commercial
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Kemi Shonibare

Business
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Abdulkareem Oladipo

Growth
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Engineering
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Engineering
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Business
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Jamie Kleyweg

Engineering

Our Values

We’re a deeply mission-driven company, and these are the core ideas we return to when we make decisions.

Choose Transparency

Share your work often. Openly seek critique. Have the difficult, honest conversation as soon as possible. Get it off your chest

Communicate Clearly

Simplify - refine ideas until they’re easy to explain. Say exactly what you mean. Take care to confirm that you’ve been understood

Practice Kindness

Love your teammates and our customers (even when they make it hard). Bring positive vibes. Be generous with "thank you” and “sorry.” Lift people up with respect and empathy. Take care of yourself

Insist on High Standards

Remember that merchants are trusting you with their livelihoods. Please give this responsibility your very best. Don’t pass the buck - take ownership of your responsibilities, think three steps ahead, and follow through. Be a domain expert your team can rely on. Deliver consistent excellence, and require it from others.

Pursue Growth and Learning

See every situation as a learning opportunity. Experiment and make new mistakes. Strive to get a little better at something, every day

Embrace the Mission

Find the joy in everything :). This thing is bigger than all of us. Celebrate the wins, and cherish both the lessons, and the people we’ll meet along the way. Be brave. Banish fear. Have fun. ❤️

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Proudly built for Africa ❤️

Founded in the entrepreneurial city of Lagos, Paystack has become an African story — designed and built by a global team of kind, smart people.

Lagos Office

126 Joel Ogunnaike, Ikeja GRA

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Come work with us

Come do meaningful work with kind, smart colleagues who're invested in your growth

Our Story

This is the Paystack story as told through milestones

  • October 2018

    10 billion Naira in monthly transaction value

    For the first time, Paystack processes over 10 billion Naira (~$27.5 million) in a single month

  • August 2018

    Series A

    Paystack raises $8 million Series A led by Stripe, together with Visa, and follow-on investment from Tencent and Y Combinator.

  • February 2018

    Launch of Paystack Starter Businesses

    For the first time, businesses who aren’t yet formally registered are able to get started with online payments with Paystack

  • July 2017

    1 billion Naira in monthly transaction value

    For the first time, Paystack processes over 1 billion Naira (~$3 million) in a single month

  • July 2017

    Launch of Pay with Bank

    Paystack introduces the ability for customers to pay with only a bank account number

  • December 2016

    Seed investment

    Paystack raises $1.3 million from local and international investors, including Tencent, Comcast Ventures, and Ventures Platform

  • January 2016

    Public launch

    Paystack comes out of beta!

  • November 2015

    Y Combinator

    Paystack becomes the first Nigerian company to be accepted into the Y Combinator, the tech startup accelerator where companies like Dropbox and Airbnb were incubated

  • 2015

    Paystack is founded

    Paystack is founded by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, software developers and longtime friends