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May 6, 2021Blog Posts

Paystack expands to South Africa seven months after Stipe acquisition

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Nigerian fintech startup Paystack has been relatively quiet since it was bought by fintech giant Stripe last October. The deal, worth more than $200 million, caused shockwaves to the African tech ecosystem and offered some form of validation to work done by founders, startups and investors alike.

Today, the payments company, which powers businesses with its payment API and is actively present in Nigeria and Ghana, is announcing its official launch in South Africa.

In 2018 when we reported Paystack’s $8 million Series A (which Stripe also led), it was powering 15% of all online payments in Nigeria. The company had more than 10,000 businesses on its platform and expansion to other African countries was one way it planned to use the money. Ghana was its next stop.

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The Strawhecker Group (TSG), the largest analytics and consulting firm focused on the payments acceptance industry, is proud to announce that Fiserv has won the inaugural Omnichannel Provider of the Year award. Read the press release.

Through an in-depth review and submission process, payments providers were asked to explain why their omnichannel solution provided the most seamless payment experience across in-store, online, and mobile channels.

In analyzing the submissions, and taking into special consideration which providers offered the most comprehensive and versatile solutions, Fiserv was selected for this year’s award. The flexibility of the Clover® platform for SMB merchants, coupled with the multifaceted interface of Carat, an omnichannel commerce ecosystem built for large enterprises, solidified the Fiserv team as a true leader in omnichannel commerce.

Additionally, Cybersource, A Visa Solution, received second place for its versatile gateway solution. Through integration, Cybersource is able to merge and facilitate selling through numerous channels all with centralized reporting, cementing them as TSG’s distinguished runner-up.

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