Our mission: enable people to thrive.

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.

Open commerce

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.

Our mission: enable people to thrive.

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.

We believe in open commerce.

Yoco was founded by four friends who shared a passion for smart technology and a desire to help small business.

Katlego Maphai

Chief Executive Officer

Carl Wazen

Chief Business Officer

Lungisa Matshoba

Chief Technology Officer

Bradley Wattrus

Chief Financial Officer

Enabling people to thrive, through Open Commerce.

The problem.

For years, we’d seen how hard it was for entrepreneurs to get access to card payment services to help grow their businesses. Running a small business is hard already. Getting paid shouldn't have to be.

The idea.

We founded Yoco to make life easier for small business owners. Today, our payments hardware and software powers over 70 000 small businesses in SA. Whether you're on a street corner or in a fancy mall, we provide an accessible, simple platform to help you start, run and grow your business.

The outcome.

Economic inclusion and equality of opportunity are the cornerstones of our vision, along with an incredibly strong belief in our mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. We’ll always support the people who have the guts to give it a go, so we continue to innovate through invaluable insights from our small business community.

The value you get from us.

Our people are self directed. Independent people who are passionate and proud of their work. Who work hard and don’t give up.

Our service is delightful. We’re in it with you; available, meeting you where you are and turning friction into flow.

We create access & trust. We bring you access & trust in the moments of truth in your business. The moments that are pivot points to build a thriving business.

We help you grow. We help you in the way that is meaningful for you, from expansion to sales to sharing your story.

Some of the customers we serve.

These investors have backed us throughout our journey.

Yoco is headquartered in Cape Town, with stores and offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria.

75,000+

Merchants

2015

Yoco launched

150+

Employees

Every startup has a story.

This is the Yoco story as told by Photographer and Visual Anthropologist, Gregor Röhrig.

Yoco – Let's Grow