Yoco, is an integrated card payments and mobile Point of Sale for SMBs. We go beyond payments with realtime business intelligence and insights off the payments data to help our merchants grow.
Yoco offers an easy way for SMBs in South Africa to securely accept card payments at the store or on the go. We offer businesses a choice of two mobile card readers that connect to a phone or tablet (iOS/Android) and transform it into a card acceptance terminal. The solution goes beyond payment processing - it includes a free point-of-sale app and business intelligence portal, enabling business owners to monitor store performance.
The child of two academics, Katlego has been everywhere - Soweto to Cape Town, Cambridge, Princeton, Palo Alto, Pretoria and back again. With deep experience in startup and advisory in Telecoms, Media & Digital and e-commerce in Africa, he is both the brains and the brawn in Yoco.
Lungisa and his team are responsible for building the product and platform that powers Yoco. Equal part technologist and entrepreneur, Lungisa had his early start when he co-founded Yeigo Communications, a pioneer in mobile VOIP. Lungisa is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper
Equal parts actuary, propeller-head and entrepreneur. Bradley is responsible for the areas of finance, risk and data. He enjoys finding simple ways to improve access to financial services for small businesses.
Born into a family of entrepreneurs and the only member of the team to have skipped two grades, Carl set aside years as a Telecoms, Media & Digital consultant and investor so he could build products for African entrepreneurs. He looks after financing, business development and strategy at Yoco.
- Risk Management
- Data Science
- Product Development
- Customer Experience
Jan 2013 - Founded
Dec 2013 - Payment facilitator license
Jan 2015 - Beta programme launch
Oct 2015 - Brand launch