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Gold Member, Payments


Slide is a technology-driven consumer finance company, focused on making peer-to-peer payments secure, easy and affordable across South Africa.

Founded in 2017 to address the need for a seamless peer-to-peer payments platform in South Africa, Slide aims to make consumer finance smooth, frictionless and easy for all.

We believe in using new technologies to bring down fees and lowering the barriers to participation and inclusion in the formal economy.

The Company is currently launching its first major consumer offering: a new mobile phone peer-to-peer payments app for the South African market.

Alon Stern, Co-Founder, Co-Head of Technology, Head of Data Analytics

Dr Alon Stern is a scientist, an explorer and an entrepreneur. Alon did his undergrad at the University of Cape Town, majoring in Mathematics. In 2009, Alon moved to the US on a Fulbright Scholarship to work on his PhD at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science at NYU. Next, Alon worked at Princeton University, coding and developing numerical climate models with a goal to project sea level rise. Alon has travelled in over 80 countries, including Antarctica and Greenland, where he collected measurements as part of his PhD. @Stern_Alon

Irshad Kathrada, Co-Founder, Head of Finance, Marketing and Legal

Irshad is that rare breed: able to combine a creative mind with a strong head for business and finance. After graduating from UCT in 2007 with a B. Bus. Sc (Hons) in Finance, Irshad was recruited as an Analyst for JP Morgan. Irshad quickly moved up the ranks of the company working in the Johannesburg, London and New York offices, eventually being promoted to Executive Director at the age of 30. In 2013, Irshad was appointed as the North American Head of Credit Risk Strategy for the Bank's $350 billion Investment Fund – at the time the largest single-strategy fixed-income fund in the world. In 2016, Irshad resigned from JP Morgan, grabbed his backpack, and went travelling, before returning to South Africa to co-found Slide. @Irshad_Kat

Terence Goldberg, Co-Founder, Co-Head of Technology, Head of Product Development and Operations

After completing a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town and a second Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Cambridge, Terence moved to Toronto to join MoneyKey as Director of Special Projects in 2013. In 2015, Terence joined Mavrx Inc. as a Product Manager in San Francisco where he was responsible for planning and leading the development of the internal flight logistics system (FOCS). @Tejogol

Our team consists of problem solvers with the following hard skills:

  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Coding and software development (backend and frontend dev skills)
  • Corporate finance
  • Liquidity and treasury management
  • Financial modeling
  • Financial Risk Management Business strategy

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Member testimonials

  • Alpha Code is a phenomenal platform to network with next generation fintech players offering leading thought leadership events in a world class environment. Look forward to watching the ecosystem facilitate the next ‘Uber’ of Africa.

    Dov Girnum, CEO Merchant Capital

  • Starting a business is a daunting prospect, especially one that has a focus on an unproven and experimental technology. I have benefitted enormously from the support and wisdom I have received from AlphaCode during my time as a member.

    Lorien Gamaroff, CEO Bankymoon

  • Being located in the heart of Africa's biggest financial services hub, we have gained a lot of credibility through AlphaCode. Our customers trust our brand by association, which results in increased sales of cows.

    Ntuthuko Shezi, CEO Livestock Wealth

  • AlphaCode is without a doubt the premium fintech and startup community in South Africa providing many learning, growth and network opportunities and an environment which adds concrete value to us

    Schalk Nolte, Founder Entersekt

  • Slide is now well on the way to causing significant disruption in the South African fintech sector. We would not have been able to break into the South African market so rapidly without the help provided by AlphaCode.

    Alon Stern, Founder Slide

  • AlphaCode has been instrumental in providing a platform for us to access industry thought leaders, networks, working space, coaching and ultimately the opportunity to pitch to global multi-nationals and secure funding that very few startups get to land in their first year.

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