Request Simplifies Invoicing and Payments for Celo Users

3 min readOct 12, 2021

Businesses using dApps built on can now use Request Invoicing to save hundreds of hours annually by automating invoice creation and payment.

We’re thrilled to announce our latest integration with Celo. Request’s fast and simple app to generate, track, and pay invoices will now be available to businesses and individuals who use dApps built on Celo.

Celo’s vision of enabling an open, inclusive financial system is also shared by the Request team. As part of our mission to simplify invoicing and payments in crypto, we will continue to enable more communities on different protocols to use Request Invoicing.

Founded in 2017 by Y Combinator alumni, Request has grown to become the leading provider of payment tools for leading DeFi companies like AAVE and MakerDAO. Our open, decentralised transactions network allows businesses to seamlessly manage invoicing, billing, and accounting in over 24 different cryptocurrencies and stablecoins, and eight different fiat currencies. Launched last year, over $100 million in crypto invoices have been generated and paid using Request Invoicing to date.

“Today, more than 800 businesses are already using Request Invoicing to process their daily invoicing and payments using crypto. Now the Celo ecosystem of dapps can also easily manage their finance operations like invoicing, payments, payroll, expenses,” said Christophe Fonteneau, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development at Request.

The Celo Foundation will also be using Request Invoicing to manage grant payouts under the Celo Foundation Grant program. The program has awarded over 90 projects in 54 countries with $4.9 million in grants to projects that are for technical development and expanding the Celo ecosystem.

“We welcome creative ways for people to use Celo stablecoins, and Request makes it easy to manage crypto invoices. “ said Chuck Kimble, Head of Alliance for cLabs.

Create, send, and pay invoices in under five minutes with Request Invoicing today.

About Celo

Celo is a mobile-first, open-source ecosystem of technologies, organizations and individuals that all share a common mission of building a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for everyone. The Celo ecosystem includes a decentralized, Proof-of-Stake blockchain technology stack (Celo Platform), a native asset (CELO), stablecoins (cUSD, cEUR), and the Celo Alliance for Prosperity, with over 150 organizations around the world, including Deutsche Telekom, PayU, Opera, Andreessen Horowitz, Anchorage, Coinbase, GSMA, Grameen Foundation, Prosegur, Abra, and cLabs, a service organization dedicated to growing and developing the Celo ecosystem. For more information, please visit:

About Request

Request (REQ) is a blockchain based suite of financial applications dedicated to crypto first companies. Its first product, Request Invoicing, allows anyone from freelancers to small businesses and organizations to create, store and access invoices and receipts in a universal, decentralized network. Users can easily send professional, secured, compliant invoices and receive payments in traditional currencies like USD and EUR — or digital currencies such as USDC, DAI and USDT among many others in the list.

To learn more about Request, visit Request.Finance

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