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BigFive Summit Sessions: The Yoco Story (Video)

Katlego Maphai and his Yoco co-founders saw “massive gaps” in the small business infrastructure in their home South Africa, and across the continent. Helping African small (and micros) businesses accept card payments, something the big banks and payment platforms hadn’t prioritized, would be a transformational opportunity, for small businesses and for the broader economy. In…

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Yoco Co-founder Katlego Maphai to Headline BigFive Summit

Yoco is one of the hottest companies in African fintech, having recently raised R230 million (US$16 million) to fuel its effort to grow its network of small businesses using its point of sale technology. Yoco’s Co-founder and CEO, Katlego Maphai, will share the Yoco story, as well as thoughts on building a successful BigFive business in Africa…

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Is Africa the “Silicon Valley of Banking”?

A new book argues that Africa is the center of digital innovation in the banking system. The book, Fintech: The Banks Counter-Attack was written by Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron, are co-founders of the French digital banking company TagPay. “Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking,” said the authors. “The bank of the future is being invented in…

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