Our mission is to help entrepreneurs in Africa grow sustainable businesses and change the world.
What we value
Provide exceptional value
We believe in providing exceptional value. When we work together, everybody grows.
Care for people
We believe in treating people right. This means we do everything we can to provide incredible customer support. We care for and we respect our customers and collaborators.
Keep it simple
Simple is our motto. In a world that is growing more complex every day, we believe that keeping things as simple as possible is core in what keeps people happy and productive.
Think long term
We’re here for the long run, and our products and relationships are build with this in mind. We invest in them and you because we are together for the long term.
Why did we build Portmoni
Our mission is to help entrepreneurs in Africa grow their businesses and change their world and the world sustainably. This is why built Portmoni, to provide them with the tools that can help them succeed.
With the advance of Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp, business happens more and more at the border with the online world, and having a outstanding online presence is a necessity. But existing solutions are not well adapted to the African context; they are usually expensive, while not addressing the very unique needs that we have here; and they require payment methods most people don’t have access to.
This is how Portmoni was born. Easy to use, designed for the usages we have here, and a fair price: we designed the solution that solves those unique challenges. And we hope you’ll like it.
We believe that the combination of online technologies and new payment channels such as mobile money is unlocking incredible value, and enabling extremely innovative business models in Africa. And we want all entrepreneurs to be part of this adventure.
With more than fifteen years of experience in the development of online platforms, and seven years of experience with mobile money payments, we started Portmoni as a software technology company. We believe a new online revolution has begun. And we’re here to help you be part of it.
Ben is passionate about new technologies and programming. He believes IT can save the world — or at least, enable incredible value creation and business models. He has a PhD in artificial intelligence and he spent three years working for a social business in Cambodia. He now lives in South Africa, but loves traveling across Africa and Asia!
Daniele is obsessed over customer happiness. And she knows what she talks about! She has over 10 years of experience in marketing and content creation. She knows Portmoni has a positive impact in our lives and help us focus on what really matters.
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