Bradley Wattrus

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Bradley Wattrus
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Bradley Wattrus. Image retrieved from The ORrg on 16 August, 2021.
Alma materUniversity of Witwatersrand
Known forBeing the Co-founder & CFO of Yoco

Editor: Charissa Cassels

Bradley Wattrus is the Co-Founder and CFO at Yoco,[1] an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their businesses better and grow.[2] He co-founded Yoco together with Katlego Maphai, Co-Founder and CEO,[3] Carl Wazen, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer,[4] and Lungisa Matshoba, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.[5]

He is a Fellow of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation,[6] which aims to take a holistic approach to entrepreneurship development by focusing on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, developing entrepreneurial skills and being relevant in the African context while understanding global entrepreneurial ecosystems.[7]


He completed a Risk Management course in 2006 at the Actuarial Society of South Africa. He later went onto complete his BSc Honours degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Witwatersrand in 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. [8]


Wattrus was a Consultant at Monitor Group,[9] the American strategy consulting practice,[10] from January 2011 to April 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The following month, he started as Manager in Venture Development at Rocket Internet South Africa until August 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. In that same month, he assumed his position as co-founder and CFO at Yoco in Cape Town.[11]

Awards and Achievements

Wattrus spoke at a networking event for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants on 18 July, 2017. The event was centred around entrepreneurship and networking and was held at the Fire & Ice Hotel, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town.[12]

He was listed as one of 20 SA Entrepreneurs Making It Big In The Industry by ExpertHub,[13] a website that provides the necessary skills and knowledge required to launch, run, grow and lead in business,[14] in 2018.[15]

He was a speaker at the FinovateAfrica 2018 event where he spoke about Yoco and how the product works in 2018.[16]

Wattrus was a speaker at the VentureX event, speaking on “The Yoco story: From start-up to African powerhouse”[17] on 03 September 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre.[18]

He spoke at the #cocreate2aCCELERATE event about the success and growth story of Yoco for #Co-Create SANL.[19]