It’s time for Africa!

Marcus Swanepoel
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We’re very excited to announce today that we’ve launched our new African regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

While we were the first crypto company to operate in Africa, our presence has been largely limited to Nigeria and South Africa, in addition to the 40 other markets we operate in across Europe and Southeast Asia.

We’ve been closely monitoring the rest of the African market and believe that the time is now finally right for a dynamic expansion across other African markets.

luno joburg office

The new team in Johannesburg will be working closely with our team in Lagos, Nigeria, to launch across a number of African markets over the coming months. In addition to building out the Africa coverage team, the Johannesburg office will also be home to a brand new engineering team. We’re currently recruiting for over 30 roles in Johannesburg, with additional roles expected as the business expands into more African countries.

We will be investing a significant amount of capital and resources into our African expansion over the coming months and years.

The long-term positive value that our industry and Luno can provide to people across the continent makes it an extremely exciting and rewarding endeavour. It’s a huge opportunity to really live out our vision of upgrading the world to a better financial system, and enabling customers to buy Bitcoin in Africa

We look forward to working closely with governments, regulators and financial institutions to help create an environment that fosters innovation and job creation that will contribute to broad scale growth, drive economic opportunities and ultimately, real value for consumers.

We’ll be announcing more on our Africa expansion plans soon, but in the meantime if you’d like to join a diverse team of incredibly smart, friendly, ambitious and interesting people, please have a look at our Careers portal.

We’ve been planning for a while, but can now finally say: it’s time for Africa!

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Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus is the co-founder and CEO of Luno. Twitter: @marcswane. Previously, Marcus worked for Standard Chartered in Singapore and before that 3i and Morgan Stanley in London. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder. He is a South African citizen and a Singapore Permanent Resident.

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