everyone to everything… everyday.

Build a world class business led by entrepreneurial, value-driven people; for Africa, by Africans, in Africa.

Our journey so far

  • 2002

    Our co-founders meet, scribble Cellulant’s mission and business model on a napkin and executed a successful telecom project in Uganda
  • 2003

    Extended our services in Ghana with Spacefon
  • 2004

    Launched our ringtone service in Kenya
  • 2005

    Extended our digital content solution to provide value added services. We reached 8 million customers with a joint venture with Nation for Nation Mobile
  • 2007

    Launched our 1st mobile banking solution and selected as one of the top ten medium-sized company finalists out 453 at the Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Africa Awards in Kigali Rwanda
  • 2008

    We deployed the first mobile banking solution using USSD – and got recognised as the inaugural top medium sized company in Kenya in the KPMG Top 100-medium sized company contest.
  • 2009

    We launched the first mobile wallet for most major banks to run with or without internet connectivity
  • 2010

    Added agency banking, money transfer & bill payments into our lipuka platform

    • Expanded footprint to Zambia, Botswana and Ghana.

    • Began to advance a converged payments ecosystem bringing together Banks, Merchants, Mobile Network Operators & Consumers; and expanded our footprint to Zambia and Botswana

  • 2011

    Radically redesigned the mobile commerce world to create a converged ecosystem known as lipuka
  • 2012

    Rolled out the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) e-wallet that transformed Nigeria’s agricultural sector

    • 14.5mil farmers registered

    • Over $30Bn contributed to the Nigerian GDP

    • $1Bn accessed since 2012

    • Increase in farmer income from $700 to $1800

  • 2014

    Converged our ecosystem across Africa to reach to 35 financial institutional partners, 200 businesses and 13M active consumers
  • 2015

    • Expanded mobile banking and digital wallet offering to a fully loaded mobile payments ecosystem.
    • Launched our mobile POS and rebranded our Agency banking Network to Tingg in Nigeria
  • 2016

    • Named as the Best Payments and Transfer Fintech in Africa by Fintech 100
    • Delivered the Liberia Agricultural Transformation Agenda (LATA) 350k farmers registered in 100 days, $4.6M accessed.
  • 2017

    • Our digital payments ecosystem connects 95 banks in 13 countries servicing 34 countries & 500 mobile projects

    • Launched Mula, a consumer product in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique

    • Re-branded and launched the Cellulant e-wallet Technology to Agrikore.
    • Named as Company to Inspire Africa by the London Stock Exchange

    • Became the first Sub-Saharan Company to join Endeavour Global Entrepreneurs Network

    • Named Company of the year as the African Diaspora Awards in New York City

  • 2018

    Raised $47.5 Million Series C from TPG Growth’s The Rise Fund to scale digital payments across Africa