The People Behind Yoco

Get to know the founders, advisors and team who are propelling Yoco forward.

Meet the founders

Yoco Founder Katlego Maphai - CEO

Katlego Maphai

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Previously at: Rocket Internet GmbH, Delta Partners and Accenture

Yoco Founder Carl Wazen - CBO

Carl Wazen

CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER

Previously at: Delta Partners and Citi

Yoco Founder Bradley Wattrus - CFO

Bradley Wattrus

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Previously at: Rocket Internet GmbH and Monitor Group

Yoco Founder Lungisa Matshoba - CTO

Lungisa Matshoba

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Previously at: Yeigo Communications (Co-founder), which sold to Telfree in 2008

Yoco Non-Executive Board

Monica Brand Engel

Monica Brand Engel

Co-founder & Partner at Quona Capital (United States)
Previously: Accion Frontier Investments Group, Calvert ventures & Anthuri Ventures
Education: Stanford GSB, Williams College

Allard Luchsinger

Allard Luchsinger

Direct at Velocity Capital (Netherlands)
Previously: co-founder & COO at Zecco, Tradingcars.com
Education: LSE (MA), Leiden University NL (BA/MA)

Robby Hilkowitz

Robby Hilkowitz

Fintech Angel investor since 2009 with H2 Private Capital (Israel)
Portfolios include Moven, Credorax a Nutmeg
Previously: Partner at Stonehage Fleming
Education: Standford GSB UNSW Australia

The Yoco Team

Yoco Team Member Andrew Snowden

Andrew Snowden

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Previously at: Yeigo Communications (co-founder), sold to Telfree in 2008

Yoco Team Member Ronald Makomba

Ronald Makomba

CHANNEL SALES

Previously at: Cobi Interactive and ProCapital Solutions

Yoco Team Member Altus Van Der Merwe

Altus van der Merwe

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Previously at: Cobi Interactive and Securities & Trading Technology

Yoco Team Member Neo Ntsobe

Neo Ntsobe

PAYMENT OPERATIONS

Previously at: Integrated Processing Solutions and Standard Bank

Yoco Team Member Alice Cumming

Alice Cumming

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Previously at: Hellocomputer, Platinum Seed Digital Marketing and Rocket Internet GmbH

Yoco Team Member Lee-Anne Fredericks

Lee-Anne Fredericks

FINANCE

Previously at: Datacash

Yoco Team Member Donovan Stoop

Donovan Stoop

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

Previously at: Damco South Africa, Shoprite Checkers and Blair Shipping Services

Yoco Team Member Nick Jacobs

Nick Jacobs

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Previously at: Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Palm

Yoco Team Member Yanick Bathfield

Yanick Bathfield

MARKETING ANALYST

Previously at: Grassy Spark

Yoco Team Member Mandisa

Mandisa

SENIOR ANALYST

Previously at: Munich Re of Africa, Sanlam Personal Finance

Yoco Team Member Iviwe Ezile Mdingi

Iviwe Ezile Mdingi

SUPPLY CHAIN INTERN

Rohlig-Grindrod

Yoco Team Member Ciearan Fitz-Gerald

Ciearan Fitz-Gerald

INBOUND SALES INTERN

Previously at: Bootlegger Coffee

Yoco Team Member Simon Blampied

Simon Blampied

CUSTOMER SUCCESS ASSOCIATE

Previously at: Self, GetSmarter, UCT

Yoco Team Member Megan Van Strijp

Megan van Strijp

OFFICE MANAGER

Previously at: Southern Sun Waterfront, Disney Cruise Liner, Whistler Blackcomb

Yoco Team Member Garainesu Hove

Garainesu Hove

DATA, RISK AND FINANCE INTERN

Previously at: University of Cape Town (3rd Year Finance Tutor)

We’re always on the hunt for the best and brightest.

We’re a diverse and zealous team, committed to creating some of the world's leading finance technology products, while providing an unparalleled experience to our customers. If you're passionate about creating value for small business owners, have a love for all things tech or are looking for a new challenge then we want to meet you.

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