Careers at Stitch

We’re an API fintech startup on a mission to make it easier for businesses across Africa to build, optimise and scale

Culture & Values

We’re a passionate, collaborative and quirky team, and we’re always working to enable the best possible environment so all Stitches can succeed.

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We believe that creating a space for active inclusion of underrepresented groups and individuals is critical for the innovation that our ambitious mission requires. As we build for a continent of 54 countries, diversity in background, belief, and identity is a core ingredient in our work. We create an environment that enables all team members to succeed by celebrating the traits that define us individually.

We believe that finding team members who want to build long careers with us is more important than just filling seats. We prioritise following and securing top talent, no matter where they are in the world, and incentivising them at globally competitive levels regardless of their location. We offer equity and ownership in the business while also offering the choice of cash to those that prefer it.

We focus on investing heavily in our team to enable them to grow, learn, and develop continuously and chase their long-term professional development goals.
As innovators and change-makers ourselves, we know how hard it is to start a business and work to understand our users’ painpoints prior to launching our products. We actively prioritise deep discovery and always seek ways to ask ourselves if we could be serving our customers better. We treat our customers as extended members of our own team, and expect our relationships with them to be that of partners, rather than of suppliers operating at arms-length.
We know that the largest and most successful businesses of the future might look like a couple of developers operating in a garage today – and that often others may dismiss their needs as being unprofitable or unserviceable.

We work to invest in the ‘long tail’, because we know that the potential in doing so will be exponential over long periods of time. Focusing on emerging markets in Africa and on low-penetration, high-growth products means that we are naturally optimists at heart. We take a long-term view of who we want to build alongside.

Benefits

Stitch benefits are designed to enable all members of the team to work at their highest potential, including generous leave, fully reimbursed equipment and assets, health insurance, and ample opportunities for professional development.

Benefits include:

Equity in the business

We want all Stitches to have ownership over what we’re building

Generous leave

We recognize the importance of work-life balance

Fully reimbursed equipment

All Stitches are equipped with the tools necessary to perform at their best

Professional development

We invest in our people for the long-term and support opportunities for learning

Health insurance

We offer competitive health benefits, no matter where the team is based

Free team lunches

We highly value time spent together over a shared meal

Amazing team

Our team is one of the best and brightest in the world!

Benefits

Stitch benefits are designed to enable all members of the team to work at their highest potential, including generous leave, fully reimbursed equipment and assets, health insurance, and ample opportunities for professional development.

Benifits include:

Team first

At Stitch, we prioritise attracting, retaining and nurturing the best talent. We value connections built over shared experiences – from meals eaten together, to regular team retreats and activities, to after-work climbing adventures and frequent pick-up soccer matches.

At Stitch HQ, we also gather for free team lunches daily – and the door is always open. All are welcome, including friends and family, investors and clients! However, we also work hard to ensure those working remotely enjoy a similar experience and remain included.

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Backed by the best

Stitch is a venture-backed startup, and we’ve raised $27 million in funding to date. Our network of global angel investors spans founders and founding team members from some of the most successful fintech companies in the world, including Venmo, Klarna, Monzo, ComplyAdvantage, TrueLayer, Flutterwave, Plaid, Revolut and more.

We’re also supported by leading global venture capital firms, including firstminute Capital, PayPal Ventures, Raba Partnership, CRE Venture Capital, Future Africa, Rally Cap Ventures, Musha Ventures, Village Global and more, bringing backing from LPs such as Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos.

This means we can ensure all employees are empowered to do their jobs, and it gives us access to a strong team of industry veterans that can offer insights and connections to help us grow.

The future of fintech

We’re excited about what the future holds for fintech in Africa, and we’re passionate about helping the companies we work with to succeed in any way we can. This ethos extends to everything we do at Stitch – from product brainstorms with our customers, to co-marketing efforts, to the best client support in the business. We always go above and beyond for our customers, ensuring Stitch is the best possible partner as we grow alongside them.

Where you’ll find us

We’re currently live in South Africa and Nigeria: our HQ is in Cape Town. We have offices in Johannesburg and Lagos and operate a remote-flexible workplace that is increasingly globally distributed. We might even be opening up an office near you soon!

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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.