BitPesa

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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.

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQNairobi, KE
Websitebitpesa.co
Employee Ratings4.3
Overall CultureA

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)103(-5%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at BitPesa

Elizabeth Rossiello

Elizabeth Rossiello

CEO / Founder
Charlene Chen

Charlene Chen

COO
Min-Si Wang

Min-Si Wang

CPO
Dearg OBartuin

Dearg OBartuin

CTO
Adam Gouveia

Adam Gouveia

CFO
Michael Ngugi

Michael Ngugi

Head of Trading
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BitPesa Office Locations

BitPesa has offices in Nairobi, , Accra, Kumasi and in 3 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

Founding Date

2013

BitPesa total Funding

$30 m

BitPesa latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

BitPesa investors

BitPesa's latest funding round in October 2019 was reported to be $15 m. In total, BitPesa has raised $30 m
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BitPesa Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
TransferZeroFebruary 07, 2018

BitPesa Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

79/100

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BitPesa Online and Social Media Presence

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BitPesa Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A

    88/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    93/100

  • Compensation

    A-

    85/100

  • Diversity

    A

    90/100

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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.

BitPesa Blogs

Important announcement regarding bitpesabitcoincurrency[dot]com

It has come to our attention that a company by the name of Bitpesabicoincurrency has been operating in the market. We would like to inform all our customers that we are not associated with this company in any manner. Our official website is www.bitpesa.co and all valid communications will come from …

Why a Conventional Crypto Approach Won’t Work in Africa

From banking the unbanked to international remittances, cryptocurrencies are being touted as a silver bullet to systemic financial challenges in emerging markets. And to a certain extent, this has held true. In Zimbabwe, frequent currency shortages coupled with rising inflation have driven Zimbabwea…

How Do I Buy Bitcoin From BitPesa?

Bitcoin prices have been on the rise since mid-last year, and now is the best time to start investing in it. First things first. What is Bitcoin? You may have heard about it. Bitcoin is the most convenient way to make payments from anywhere in the world without exorbitant fees in the way. You can fi…

Bitpes.com Defamation Statement

Dear Customers, It has come to our attention that Bitpes.com has illegally used the identities of our executives and our company information. Please note that this is a fake website, which has NO affiliation to BitPesa or any BitPesa products. Furthermore, even though bitpes.com mentions our executi…

Bitpeza Defamation Statement

It has come to our attention that a company by the name of Bitpeza has been operating in the market. We would like to inform all our customers that we are not associated with this company in any manner. Please be careful before giving out your personal information to anyone. Feel free to reach out ……

Migration and Remittance Trends in Africa Reveal Immense Economic Opportunities

The African continent has one of the highest mobility rates globally. According to UNCTAD, the year 2017 saw a total of 41.5 million people migrating from, to and within Africa. From this number, 19 million migrated to other countries on the continent while 17 million left Africa. With the burgeonin…
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BitPesa Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was BitPesa founded?

    BitPesa was founded in 2013.

  • Who are BitPesa key executives?

    BitPesa's key executives are Elizabeth Rossiello, Charlene Chen and Min-Si Wang.

  • How many employees does BitPesa have?

    BitPesa has 103 employees.

  • Who are BitPesa competitors?

    Competitors of BitPesa include Crypto.com, Ripple and MinexCoin.

  • Where is BitPesa headquarters?

    BitPesa headquarters is located at 12, M1, The Mirage, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi.

  • Where are BitPesa offices?

    BitPesa has offices in Nairobi, , Accra, Kumasi and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does BitPesa have?

    BitPesa has 9 offices.