SA HR startup Radar will get acquired by SnapScan as founders come full circle

South African HR and payroll startup Radar has been acquired by cell funds supplier SnapScan as founders Kobus Ehlers and Gerrit Greeff exit their second startup to their first one.

Ehlers and Greeff spent near a decade constructing numerous funds merchandise for and with banks, culminating in SnapScan, which turned South Africa’s greatest cell funds product previous to its acquisition by Normal Financial institution on the finish of 2016

The pair began engaged on Radar – an built-in service that takes care of every thing a enterprise proprietor must develop and handle their group – alongside Richard Oakley in 2019, and signed up their first prospects in 2020. Radar has now been acquired by Firepay, the corporate behind SnapScan and an entirely owned subsidiary of Normal Financial institution, in a deal each events mentioned had the potential to unlock quite a lot of value-added choices for SnapScan prospects. The deal is pending regulatory approval.

“Firepay has been one of many unique traders in Radar because of the shut strategic match between their providing and what we constructed at Radar. Each firms attempt to resolve completely different issues going through the identical SME prospects. As Radar began on the lookout for a option to scale our distribution and take the product to the following degree, it turned evident that working intently with SnapScan can be a good way to realize that,” Ehlers informed Disrupt Africa.

“There are some very thrilling potentialities if you mix our product with the attain and expertise of the SnapScan group. We look ahead to seeing the product develop and enhance the lives of small enterprise employers in South Africa.” 

Marin Cundall, Firepay’s CEO, mentioned she was enthusiastic about Radar becoming a member of the group and the alternatives it allows for the enterprise and its future providing.

“Our focus is on offering one of the best expertise for companies, and we consider this acquisition will assist us obtain that aim,” she mentioned.

The acquisition will see the Radar founders exit the enterprise, whereas the remainder of the group will be a part of Firepay. There might be no instant adjustments for current Radar prospects or the merchandise on provide.


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