Softeller’s founder Collins Fomba Ken is a Software Engineer, and first saw the opportunity to improve money transfers and other mobile operations while at university. Studying at the National Advanced School of Engineering of Yaounde, his pocket allowance was not enough for his academic needs. So he used to invest his monthly allowance into his private mobile “callbox”, and then use the profit for his needs. He equally felt frustrated when he used to spend hours on long queues waiting to pay his electricity and water bills.
After having worked for Delta Informatique (now Sopra Steria) and SCB Cameroun (Attijariwafa Bank Group), with the experience he had, he decided to set up an online service for all mobile operations. The name Softeller comes from the fact the service will be playing the role of a teller.
Softeller is an online service that lets people transfer money, top-up airtime, pay bills and send messages in Cameroon.
For the moment, Softeller’s services are available only in Cameroon, but will go beyond the Cameroonian boarders as soon as possible.
The business of transferring money abroad has remained stuck in the past. Many money transfer companies still make their customers visit an agent and fill-out bits of paper. And despite the inconvenience, their rates are often punishing.
Their aim is to get your money – to your recipient – however they want it – whenever they need it; let you pay your bills in time and at ease and remain connected by sending airtime to loved ones.