Root is a financial services platform, built from the ground up, with the goal of opening up FinTech innovation. Recognising the high barriers to entry, Root packages the “hard things” in financial services and exposes a platform of programmable financial services through easy-to-use APIs. This enables software developers and innovators to prototype, build and launch financial services products, fast.
The Root team is based in Gardens, Cape Town and is headed up by Louw Hopley. Root believes that developers are the inventors and builders of the future. Making developers’ lives easier, which includes their ability to innovate, is fundamentally part of Root’s mission.