Slide is a technology-driven consumer finance company, focused on making peer-to-peer payments secure, easy and affordable across South Africa.
Founded in Cape Town in 2017, Slide was established to address the need for a seamless peer-to-peer payments platform in South Africa. Slide aims to make consumer finance smooth, frictionless and easy for all.
We believe in using new technologies to bring down fees and lowering the barriers to participation and inclusion in the formal economy.
The Company has launched its first major consumer offering: a new mobile phone peer-to-peer payments app for the South African market.
After completing a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town and a second Masters Degree in Finance at the University of Cambridge, Terence moved to Toronto to join MoneyKey as Director of Special Projects in 2013. In 2015, Terence join Mavrx Inc. as a Product Manager in San Francisco where he is responsible for planning and leading the development of the internal flight logistics system (FOCS).
Dr Alon Stern is a scientist, an explorer and an entrepreneur. Alon did his undergrad at the University of Cape Town, majoring in Mathematics. In 2009, Alon moved to the US on a Fulbright Scholarship to work on his PhD at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science at NYU. Next, Alon worked at Princeton University, coding and developing numerical climate models with a goal to project sea level rise. Alon has traveled in over 80 countries, including Antarctica and Greenland, where he collected measurements as part of his PhD.
Slide is proud to be a Gold Member of Rand Merchant Investment Holdings' AlphaCode, the home of next generation financial services entrepreneurs.