Our African commerceobssession

2018
Founded
5+
E-commerce Integrations
11
Klashans digitizing Africa

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).

Why

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.

Team

Edidong Ekong

Marketing Manager

Anthony Okpako

Front End Engineer

Glory Odeyemi

Associate Project Manager

Josteve Adekanbi

Mobile Engineer

Ola Oloyede

CTO

Setutsi Eyo

Operations Associate

Fumi Aoki

Head of Sales

Margaret James

Social Media Intern

Jess Anuna

CEO

Stephen Ojerinde

Software Engineer

Fun facts

Otu: We're a super young team based in Lagos, Nigeria between the ages of 18-33-years-old.

Abụọ: We've lived in eight different countries and speak six different languages between us including: Igbo, Yoruba, Japanese, French and Chinese.

Atọ: The team's favourite snack collectively is chin chin (not just any chin chin, it has to be a particular brand) and we need to buy at least one 5kg box a week for the office to keep up with demand.

Anọ: The PINK Money P2P feature on our app was originally named Ping Payments by our dev team, but somebody in senior management thought they named it Pink instead of Ping and liked it so we stuck with it.

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 ✨

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