SA Mobile Payments Provider SnapScan Acquires HR Startup Radar
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SA Mobile Payments Provider SnapScan Acquires HR Startup Radar

SA Mobile Payments Provider SnapScan Acquires HR Startup Radar. It has been reported that South African mobile payments startup SnapScan has acquired HR startup Radar.

Co-Founder of Radar Richard Oakley said in a LinkedIn post, “Excited to share that Radar – the startup I founded alongside Kobus Ehlers and Gerrit Greeff – has been acquired by the excellent team behind SnapScan. Congrats – and, more importantly, thank you – to everyone who’s been part of this journey and, especially, to Kobus and Gerrit for having me along for the ride.”

Radar is built from the ground up, to be as flexible as its client’s business and to support them as they continue to grow it. The company takes care of all their HR and Payroll requirements and ensures that they can focus on growing their team. The company draws on expert, local, knowledge and best practices, to help clients make the right decisions as they grow their business.

SnapScan is a mobile payments app, providing South Africans with the most convenient way to pay with their phones. The app was named MTN App of the Year in 2013, and now boasts a network of over 50 000 merchants nationwide, with one million app downloads to date. SnapScan is an easy, affordable and convenient way for merchants to accept payments; as well as a safe, secure and seamless payment option for users. SnapScan combines the agility and speed of a small local startup with the industry knowledge and experience of Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest bank.

As a team, the company loves solving difficult problems, especially when it comes to making fast, easy mobile payments possible. SnapScan is a product of FireID Payments, part of the FireID group, a set of local startups building elegant solutions to a wide range of difficult and interesting problems.

By Thomas Chiothamisi
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