Many people are familiar with PayU as the leading payment service provider in some of the world’s most exciting emerging markets.
Investment, however, has always been at our core. Our company began life as an amalgamation of investments made by the Naspers Group (now Prosus), one of the largest technology investors in the world. And we’ve now reached a significant milestone ourselves, crossing the $1 billion mark in fintech investments during 2021 and continuing to invest in a diverse range of additional fintech partnerships since then.
Our dual identity as an investor and an operator means we offer start-ups more than just capital. Our approach centers on people – we focus on long-term investments that allow us to build meaningful relationships, nurture the growth of both businesses as well as their founders, and support solutions that make a difference in the world.
Over the last five years, we’ve made investments in seventeen different companies across payments, credit, digital assets and other areas of fintech. These companies hail from nine different countries and our investments have ranged from seed funding, to several hundred million dollars across multiple rounds, all the way up to full acquisitions.
Take a deep dive into our global investments, and learn more about our four key investing pillars below the infographic.