BitPesa is a digital foreign exchange and payment platform for frontier markets that offers individuals and businesses a fast, easy and low-cost way to make payments. The Company is focused on using cutting-edge blockchain technology to increase efficiency across markets. It enables organizations to take control of their payments to employees, distributors, or suppliers, as well as collect payments from African customers.

Type
Private
HQ
Nairobi, KE
Founded
2013
Size (employees)
59 (est)+4%
Website
bitpesa.co
BitPesa was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Nairobi, KE
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Key People/Management at BitPesa

Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO / Founder
Adam Gouveia

Adam Gouveia

CFO
Dearg OBartuin

Dearg OBartuin

CTO
Charlene Chen

Charlene Chen

COO
Shantnu Saxena

Shantnu Saxena

UK/EU Biz Dev Manager
David Yen

David Yen

Head of Partnership
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BitPesa Office Locations

BitPesa has offices in Dakar, Lagos, London, Accra and in 2 other locations
Nairobi, KE (HQ)
12, M1, The Mirage, Waiyaki Way
Dakar, SN
Route de l'Aeroport
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BitPesa Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

BitPesa's latest funding round in August 2017 was reported to be $4.3 m. In total, BitPesa has raised $10 m

BitPesa Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
TransferZero February 07, 2018
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BitPesa News and Updates

Fintech startup TransferZero acquired by African blockchain company BitPesa

Spanish fintech startup TransferZero has been acquired by Kenyan blockchain payments company BitPesa, which operates in Africa and Europe. No terms were disclosed. TransferZero is a money transfer platform based in Madrid and has partnerships with Spain’s third largest bank, Bankia. Its CEO Luis Cam…

Greycroft funds BitPesa

BitPesa, a Kenya-based bitcoin remittance platform, has secured Greycroft as a lead investor in its follow up to its Series A funding round. The total tally is now $10 million.
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