This is the third iteration of Pursar. Digital payment has been one of the main preoccupations of one of our founders - Otto Beseka Isong. In 2013/2014, together with a team of engineers they launched the first version of Pursar, a PayPal-like platform. However, given the regulatory environment, Pursar 1.0 did not live long to create the required impact - driving e-commerce in Cameroon.
While Otto was tinkering with digital payment and related fields, Churchill Nanje was building scalable systems. In 2011, he launched Njorku.com which became one of the most iconic technologies from Cameroon. However, the challenges of monetising Njorku led him back to Otto, his long time friend and partner. In 2018, both joined forces to tackle digital payment by launching Pursar 2.0, a payment aggregator that was meant to help online merchants easily accept mobile money payments from their clients. It was during the implementation of Pursar 2.0 that the full vision of Pursar 3.0 (the current iteration) was born. Since then, the duo have been leading a team of engineers, designers, business analysts, finance professionals etc in ensuring Pursar ES is more than a digital payment platform.
0ur Vision is to have a world in which payment, commerce and financial exchange are available and affordable to everyone with a mobile phone.
Our mission is to build scalable and simple technologies that enable financial services providers to profitably serve the unbanked and underbanked at scale.