GetPaid is a marketplace and community platform for tech companies, digital platforms and digital professionals to connect with each other in Africa. Digital professionals, such as freelancers, creators and traders, are able to work for customers, directly or in-directly via platforms, around the world and earn money by selling their skills, time, expertise or work. Leveraging Stellar anchor ClickPesa, GetPaid enables digital professionals to receive payments through various fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
Top technical talent is difficult to find due to low supply and high demand, and many companies worldwide are unable to hire at the rate their business and revenue are scaling, leading to unsustainable growth. The logical solution would be to tap into a fresh talent pool, such as the young adults in Africa who compose a large part of the continent’s workforce. Access to affordable laptops and the internet has opened up new opportunities for knowledge, jobs, and wealth for this burgeoning demographic of digital professionals. However, they are often limited by their ability to market themselves, unable to connect with the very companies seeking their skills and expertise.