What are the odds that two young Africans could start a company over a cup of coffee and be successful?
In 2001, Ken Njoroge and Bolaji Akinboro, two young African men from opposite ends of the continent sat across from each other at a dinner table that led to a discussion over a cup of coffee. So intense was the conversation that problem-solving models were created on a serviette that would fuel the establishment and growth of a multinational African firm forever changing the payments landscape.
They called the business “Cellulant” paying homage to the growing mobile phone penetration in Africa, but also symbolising the importance of a Cell, the smallest structural and functional unit of life that, combined with other Cells, build a whole being. This is born from Cellulant’s deep belief that it is the power of being connected that enables us to accomplish more, together.
Today, Cellulant provides the most connected payment platform for Africa- From Cape Town to Cairo; Lagos to Lamu and everywhere in between. Our payments infrastructure provides the rails to consistent and reliable economic growth, freedom and inclusion.
Our day job is to deliver simple, reliable and affordable digital financial services and benefit more than 1 billion users on the African continent from access to commerce, payments, banking and financial services.