African Changemaker

Katlego Maphai

Katlego is a South African fintech entrepreneur passionate about creating opportunities for African entrepreneurs.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Yoco, an African technology company revolutionizing the payment landscape for small, medium and micro enterprises in Africa. Launched in 2015, Yoco is building tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow.

The fintech offers card payment acceptance, software-driven business tools and working capital for SMEs. Yoco is on a mission to break down barriers and create access so that more businesses can participate in the economy and thrive by establishing new markets; building business tools and financial services that work for entrepreneurs. Katlego’s previous work involved venture development at Rocket Internet, helping to set up Jumia in Nigeria in 2012. His earlier career was in telecoms, media and technology management consulting at Accenture and Delta Partners.

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