SA Payments Startup Airbuy Receives Development Support from Amazon

Updated on 13 April 2018

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Airbuy interfaceJohannesburg-based startup, Airbuy has secured development support to the tune of R180 000 from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Airbuy’s payment gateway allows e-commerce sites to accept payments without customers exposing their banking details. It uses Airbucks (digital tokens) that users can top up by direct EFT.

According to a press release, the opportunity came about through their affiliation with DEMO Africa, an event where Airbuy was launched and was a finalists among other prominent startups across Africa.

“We are very excited for the support from Amazon, especially right now since we putting a lot of work on our backend infrastructure. The development platform comes in handy especially the tools that it provides for the backend part of the development of our product such as cloud back up recovery, hosting and analyst reports, just to name a few. It would be mission having to develop most of the stuff from scratch,” says Kabelo Twala, the co-founder and chief technology officer at Airbuy.

“We believe in partnerships and collaboration, we believe partnerships are essential if you are building something that will make a great impact in the world, which is what we strive for at Airbuy,” says Tshepang Kobo, CEO and co-founder at Airbuy.

“Our doors are always opened tocollaborating and we hope to work with more organizations across Africa and internationally,” Kobo adds.

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