About us

Stitch is an API infrastructure company. We enable simple, easy access to user financial accounts.

Our mission is to make it easier for businesses across Africa to build, optimise and scale financial solutions.

The best partner for Africa’s fintech and embedded finance businesses

Everyday, we see more innovative tech businesses launching across Africa. We couldn’t be more excited about their potential to improve access and financial health across the continent. At Stitch, our goal is to make it easier for the teams building these solutions to start, optimise, and scale their businesses.

As former fintech founders ourselves, we witnessed firsthand how difficult it is to build the bespoke integrations and stacks necessary to successfully launch a financial product – especially when they aren’t part of the core offering. With that in mind, we launched Stitch in South Africa in early 2021, and expanded to Nigeria in October 2021.

Through our API, businesses in Africa can more easily access their customers’ bank accounts to verify identity, view transaction and balance data, enable instant, fraud-free bank payments and more.

Our goal is to build the infrastructure and core functionality for the financial graph

The financial graph refers to a connected network of financial capabilities that interoperates across regions, providers, banks, and other types of financial accounts. With access to the graph, businesses can write code once to build their foundation, and easily launch new products or expand into multiple markets without needing to rebuild the infrastructure from scratch.

Today, we’re working with key partners in each market to build the tapestry of the future money movement.

We believe that if we get this right, it could unlock enormous opportunities for fintech innovators and act as a catalyst for economic acceleration in traditionally fragmented markets.

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Team

Our team has deep experience in the fintech sector in Africa, and we’re growing every day.

Alpha Shuro

Alpha Shuro

Engineering
Andrew Ma

Andrew Ma

COO
Benjamin Dada

Benjamin Dada

Country Manager
Carla Wilby

Carla Wilby

Engineering
Colette Romon

Colette Romon

People
Craig Feldman

Craig Feldman

Engineering
Danielle Laity

Danielle Laity

Product
Dewald Muller

Dewald Muller

Sales
Grant James

Grant James

Sales
Greg Wylde

Greg Wylde

Marketing
Priyen Pillay

Priyen Pillay

CCO
James Bellairs

James Bellairs

Engineering
James Foster

James Foster

Engineering
Jaques Lewis

Jaques Lewis

Engineering
Jessica Manthey

Jessica Manthey

Sales
Jethro Muller

Jethro Muller

Engineering
Joshua Ramsbottom

Joshua Ramsbottom

Engineering
Junaid Dadan

Junaid Dadan

CPO
Kiaan Pillay

Kiaan Pillay

CEO
Laurisha Rampersad

Laurisha Rampersad

Product
Lebo Morojele

Lebo Morojele

Engineering
Marcel Prinsloo

Marcel Prinsloo

Engineering
Miguel Da Costa

Miguel Da Costa

People
Natalie Cuthbert

Natalie Cuthbert

CTO
Natalie Tirivanhu

Natalie Tirivanhu

Product
Neha Kumar

Neha Kumar

Product
Nika Coskey

Nika Coskey

Marketing
Pivendren Naik

Pivendren Naik

Engineering
Shailin Naidoo

Shailin Naidoo

Engineering
Thea Sokolowski

Thea Sokolowski

Marketing

Backers

Raba

firstminute Capital

CRE Venture Capital

Spruce House Partnership

Village Global

500 Fintech

Rally Cap

TrueLayer

PayPal Ventures

Future Africa

Iqram Magdon Ismail

Founder
Venmo

Tom Blomfield

Founder
Monzo

Niklas Adalberth

Founder
Klarna

Matt Robinson

Founder
GoCardless

Michael Vaughan

Fmr. COO
VENMO

Charley Ma

Fmr. Head of Sales
Plaid

Emilie Choi

President & COO
Coinbase

Hannes Graah

VP of Growth
Revolut

Ham Serunjogi

Co-founder
Chipper Cash

Maijid Moujaled

Co-founder
Chipper Cash

Itai Damti

Co-founder
Unit

Carl Tremblay

Fmr. Head of Growth
Plaid

André Mohamed

Founder
Freetrade

Join the team!

Join the team!

Want to join the team building the infrastructure for Africa’s fintech ecosystem? View our open roles and tell us why you’d be a great fit.