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 ratingBMore

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

a year 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

B

85/100

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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+

    94/100

  • 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

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…

2019 Nigerian Elections, FX Rates and Business

Since the re-introduction of democracy in the Nigerian federation in 1999, elections have, to varying degrees, caused ripple effects on the economy, which often led to scarcity of foreign currency, primarily USD, in the parallel market. In May 2018, recent trends showed that investors had lost a tot…

5 Reasons to Work at BitPesa

Considering that you spend more than third of your life at work, finding your next job or choosing to leave your current job can be a very difficult decision. At BitPesa, we share five reasons that make choosing to work here easy: Grow with the Company There is a lot of hype around startups, but […]…

5 Signs You’re Ready for International Expansion

The first couple of steps for opening a business seem relatively straightforward — finding customers and selling your product or service! However, as you’re going to grow from a small company to a medium enterprise, you may have more options. In order to grow your business, you can offer new product…
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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 SmartContract, Metal and Ripple.

  • 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.