Kosta Du, CEO at Dapio

Kosta Du Dapio

Company: Dapio

Website: https://dapio.com/

Business: An app bringing the transformative benefits of Tap to Pay technology to Android users across the UK.


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About Kosta Du

Kosta is a lifetime entrepreneur, having founded his first business at 16. In 2018 he launched Dapio (then Paymob), a Tap to Pay solution for Android, where any sole trader or business owner can download the app and use their smartphone as a card terminal.

He started the business in Ghana, developing markets in Africa and acquiring a financial licence before moving to the UK. As an immigrant from Russia, Kosta’s goal is to drive financial inclusion in technology innovation, having faced barriers himself when setting up his own financial portfolio in a foreign country.

Kosta also has a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management, two MBAs and holds a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa. In his spare time, he pilots a small plane and loves to travel, once undertaking a road trip from Dublin to the Sahara.



About Dapio

Dapio is bringing the transformative benefits of Tap to Pay technology to Android users across the UK. The app makes it easy for businesses to accept cashless payments quickly and securely in store, over the phone or on the move. Its technology transforms any Android smartphone into a direct card reading terminal.

As the gig economy expands, streamlining payments technology by removing clunky card readers will be hugely beneficial for micro-businesses and sole traders looking to be agile and efficient.

Dapio has already raised $3.4M in growth funding to fuel the launch of its solution for Android users in the UK. The company is also partnering with point of sale vendors, banks, telcos and other fintechs who integrate its tech to offer their merchant customers ‘Tap to Pay’ facilities. Current partners include ZmBIZI and Payment Plus.


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