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.

25,000+

Live merchants in Nov 2018

2,900,000+

Payments collected in Oct 2018

$27,500,000+

Paid out to merchants in Oct 2018

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

Business
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Olumide Ojo

Engineering
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
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Obi IK

Growth
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
Femi

Babafemi Aluko

Engineering
Fisayo

Fisayo Kolawole

Business
Debola

Adebola Adeola

Business
Emmanuel

Emmanuel Quartey

Growth
Awatt

Awatt Bassey

Operations
Bolaji

Bolaji Akande

Growth
Abiola Showemimo

Abiola Showemimo

Business
Shola

Shola Akinlade

CEO, Co founder
Mohini Ufeli

Mohini Ufeli

Growth
King Makanjuola

King Makanjuola

Growth
Kharis Izevbizua

Kharis Izevbizua

Growth
Ijeoma Opara

Ijeoma Opara

Business
Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika

Engineering
Golden Worlu

Golden Worlu

Growth
Emmanuel Okeke

Emmanuel Okeke

Engineering
Dozie Godwin

Dozie Godwin

Growth
Dipo Omobomi

Dipo Omobomi

Growth
Demilade Olaleye

Demilade Olaleye

Design
Dapo Awobokun

Dapo Awobokun

Growth
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Christian Jacob

Growth
Charles Idem

Charles Idem

Business
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Ayobami Olarewaju-Alo

Product
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Aminat Badara

Growth
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Abimbola Oyeyiola

Business
Valentine Omorodion

Valentine Omorodion

Growth
Tobi Adeniji

Tobi Adeniji

Engineering
Simileoluwa Afolabi-Jombo

Simileoluwa Afolabi-Jombo

Growth
Shope Johnson

Shope Johnson

Design
Nzewi Somtochukwu

Nzewi Somtochukwu

Growth
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Naomi Amobi

Business
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Ita Okponung

Business
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Eyitemi Egbejule

Engineering
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Kennedy Offor

Business
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Adewale Akande

Design
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Julius Ijie

Engineering
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Chinonso Raymond

Design
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Tomilola Aiyepola

Growth
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Damilola Olukini

Operations
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David Samson

Business
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Priscilla Ekhator

Operations
Kika Simone

Kika Osiagwu

Business
Temi Giwa

Temitayo Giwa

Product
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Segun Ayeni

Engineering
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Glory Okubo Ori-Jesu

Engineering
Wale Santos

Wale Santos

Growth
Lukman Bello

Lukman Bello

Growth
Serkan Durusoy

Serkan Durusoy

Engineering
Ademola Adegbuyi

Ademola Adegbuyi

Engineering
Sunday

Sunday Okpokor

Engineering
Rsz Arinze

Arinze Okeke

Engineering
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Amandine Lobelle

Business
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Tolulope Kalejaiye

Growth
Allen

Oloruntobi Allen

Engineering
Nicholas

Nicholas Kajoh

Engineering
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Bobby Adesuyan

Engineering
Fatima Olofu

Fatima Olofu

Growth
Hezekiah Ukachi

Hezekiah Amaike

Growth
Tobi Stephen

Oluwatobi Fasipe

Growth
Ifedayo Aliu

Aliu Ifedayo

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

Growth
Jubril

Jubril Olambiwonnu

Engineering
Obinna

Obinna Ukwuani

Business
Bisola

Abisola Oni

Growth
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
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Seyitan Ajuwape

Business
Damilola

Damilola Odujoko

Growth
Moyo

Moyosore Abudu

Engineering
Tiku

Tiku Okoye

Engineering
Kaz

Jeffery Kaz Aninkorah

Design
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Vagelis Nikolaou

Engineering
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Michael Obi

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 made in Nigeria

Paystack is entirely designed and built in the dynamic, entrepreneurial city of Lagos!

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