Marketplace, IT & Services
Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania
Use casesStellar for Payments
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.
We envisioned a place where digital professionals in Africa can participate at full-length in the global digital economy. The most common known opportunity on the internet is making money through freelancing, but opportunities online and Web3 are rapidly increasing. Thanks to the Stellar network, GetPaid is making these opportunities accessible and opening new revenue streams for digital professionals in Africa.
Richard Lema, Co-founder (Strategy And Customer Acquisition), GetPaid
GetPaid, a web-based app powered by payments platform ClickPesa, took on the mission of bringing digital professionals and companies together by providing a platform where both parties can connect and exchange value. Companies in need of talent can either share job opportunities with the GetPaid team to be posted or directly reach out to vetted digital professionals. In turn, digital professionals can apply to the job postings directly and work with overseas clients. In addition, digital professionals can use the GetPaid platform to receive payments from digital freelancing, gig, e-commerce, crypto and gaming platforms supporting crypto payouts.
Pivotal to GetPaid’s development is technology that could facilitate cost-efficient and fast payments, value storage, and asset exchange – all use cases the Stellar network is optimized for.
Winning Stellar Community Fund Round 9 has helped GetPaid attract greater awareness from potential clients and momentum moving forward when planning for the future. There is high demand from digital professionals for learning materials that allow them to further upskill and features that enable them to do more with their money than just receiving payments. By eventually empowering users with the means to create lessons, exchange assets with one another, and network, GetPaid will transform into a hub for digital professionals in Africa to gather and form a self-sustaining community.
Vetted Digital Professionals
The Stellar network is what made GetPaid possible. The network's technology and connected ecosystem allowed us to make our vision reality and go live with a solution in a significantly shorter time to market than we could dream of. GetPaid is a perfect example of what is possible with the Stellar network.
Rick Groothuizen, Co-founder (Product and Finance), GetPaid
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