Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Our mission is to help businesses in Africa become profitable, envied, and loved.
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.
We’re a diverse, close-knit team on an adventure to build something enduring, while learning something new, every day.
Jeffery Kaz Aninkorah
Niel De Villiers
Linus Ndege Juma
Philippus van der Merwe
Clarise de Klerk
Peter John Welcome
Ruan Van Ryhn
Jocelyn Van Heerde
We’re a deeply mission-driven company, and these are the core ideas we return to when we make decisions.
Share your work often. Openly seek critique. Have the difficult, honest conversation as soon as possible. Get it off your chest
Simplify - refine ideas until they’re easy to explain. Say exactly what you mean. Take care to confirm that you’ve been understood
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
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.
See every situation as a learning opportunity. Experiment and make new mistakes. Strive to get a little better at something, every day
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. ❤️
Founded in the entrepreneurial city of Lagos, Paystack has become an African story — designed and built by a global team of kind, smart people.
126 Joel Ogunnaike, Ikeja GRA
This is the Paystack story as told through milestones
For the first time, Paystack processes over 10 billion Naira (~$27.5 million) in a single month
Paystack raises $8 million Series A led by Stripe, together with Visa, and follow-on investment from Tencent and Y Combinator.
For the first time, businesses who aren’t yet formally registered are able to get started with online payments with Paystack
For the first time, Paystack processes over 1 billion Naira (~$3 million) in a single month
Paystack introduces the ability for customers to pay with only a bank account number
Paystack raises $1.3 million from local and international investors, including Tencent, Comcast Ventures, and Ventures Platform
Paystack comes out of beta!
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
Paystack is founded by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, software developers and longtime friends
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