Katlego Maphai

Katlego Maphai is the co-founder and CEO at Yoco; a South African Based Fintech on a mission to amplify small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Africa using smart technology. It offers card payment acceptance, point-of-sale software and capital. Katlego drives the company’s expansion, customer experience and organisational design elements as the venture looks to increase card acceptance amongst South African SMEs.

Yoco launched out of beta in October 2015 and the venture has since acquired over 18 000+ merchants, processing a $ 200 million in annualised card volume.

Katlego’s previous work involved venture development at Rocket Internet, helping to set up Jumia in Nigeria in 2012. Katlego’s earlier career was in telecoms, media and technology management consulting 

at Accenture and Delta Partners. 

Katlego studied Business Science (Information Systems) at the University of Cape Town (2005).


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