Klasha was founded in 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria by a team of ex-Amazon, Shopify, Net-a-Porter and ASOS employees. It was founded to make consumer goods online more accessible to customers across Africa. At Klasha, we believe that consumers in Africa should have the same frictionless access to the goods they want regardless of their geographic location. So, we've built a couple of cool products to facilitate this.
The Klasha checkout allows international retailers to sell seamlessly into the African continent and accept payments online in local African currencies. We accept card payments, mobile money and M-Pesa. We also offer end-to-end logistics for our retailers, tackling the complex maze of last-mile logistics on the continent so they don't have to and so that consumers receive their orders faster.
We've also built an app that allows consumers to generate virtual foreign currency cards so that they can shop online from their favourite retailers or pay for bills like international school fees or subscriptions like Netflix, Spotify or Apple music (one of the Klashans paid for his MBA using the app).
Africa is the future, by 2025 half of the world's population will live on our continent. So, we're building Klasha to give consumers in Africa the same frictionless access to the global e-commerce economy experienced on other continents.
Nigerians spend $12bn online annually and are set to spend $25bn online by 2025.
Meet the team
Head of Sales
Otu: We're a super young team between the ages of 18-33-years-old.
Abụọ: We've lived in eight different countries and speak eight different languages between us including: Ibibio, Igbo, Yoruba, Twi, Japanese, French and Chinese.
Atọ: Over 60% of the team at Klasha are women.
Anọ: The PINK Money P2P transfer feature on our app was originally named Ping Payments by our dev team, but somebody in senior management thought they named it Pink Payments and liked it better so we stuck with it. Customers now endearingly ask us to spray them with PINK Money so the name change worked out!
Want to join our team? Send us an email: Careers@klasha.com or check out our careers page to see which superstars we need to join our team next ✨