How it started
OfferZen was founded in 2015, by two brothers and
developers, Philip and Malan Joubert, in Cape Town, South Africa.
OfferZen was founded in 2015, by two brothers and developers, Philip and Malan Joubert, in Cape Town, South Africa.
For developers, by developers
Philip and Malan were also involved in starting Africa's most successful crypto exchange, Luno, as well as many other successful African businesses, including Root, JourneyApps, and SnapScan. This is why our growing 160+ team is rooted in maker culture.
Since day 0, we've been supporting tech meetups, running build days for developers, helping developers create awesome content and designing MANY really nerdy shirts. Over the last six years, our community has grown to over 100 000 software developers across Africa and Europe,
Connecting developers in “Middle-earth”
In 2020, we decided to take OfferZen to Europe to connect even more companies and developers. We opened our beachhead in Amsterdam, and have been rapidly adding developers and companies from many countries throughout what we call "Middle-earth" (the GMT+2 timezone) since.