WorldRemit is an online service that lets people send money to friends and family living abroad, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. It is a convenient, low-cost alternative to traditional money transfer companies that use high street agents and charge high fees. Money can be received as a bank deposit, cash pick-up, mobile money or mobile airtime top-up.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
345 (est)+2%
WorldRemit was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at WorldRemit

Ismail Ahmed

Ismail Ahmed

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Russ Thornton

Russ Thornton

Chief Technology Officer
Alex O’Shaughnessy

Alex O’Shaughnessy

Chief Marketing Officer
Ian Cole

Ian Cole

Group Chief Financial Officer
Tamer El-Emary

Tamer El-Emary

Chief Partnership Officer
Brion Nazzaro

Brion Nazzaro

Group Compliance Director and Chief Compliance Officer USA
Michael Liu

Michael Liu

Regional Director for Asia-Pacific

WorldRemit Office Locations

WorldRemit has offices in London, Longueuil, Belconnen, Greenwood Village and in 7 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
Kensington Centre, 66 Hammersmith Road
Belconnen, AU
Level 1, 7 Beissel Street
Longueuil, CA
1079, Chemin De Chambly, Suite 207
Greenwood Village, US
6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 300E
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WorldRemit Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$232.7 m

Latest funding size

$40 m

Time since last funding

about 1 month


WorldRemit's latest funding round in December 2017 was reported to be $40 m. In total, WorldRemit has raised $232.7 m. WorldRemit's latest valuation is reported to be £500 m.

WorldRemit Financials

WorldRemit's revenue was reported to be £41.1 m in FY, 2016 which is a 53% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

41.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

24.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(15.2 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(7.6 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(10.2 m)

Market valuation

500 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

28.7 m
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


86.4 k1.2 m5.5 m15.2 m26.8 m41.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

30 k632 k2.5 m7 m11.5 m16.8 m

Gross profit

56.4 k584.8 k3 m8.2 m15.3 m24.3 m
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(612.1 k)(747.7 k)(2 m)(10.2 m)(18.2 m)(15.2 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(14.4 m)(25.2 m)5.7 m

Cash From Financing Activities

22.3 m40.6 m10.5 m

Net Change in Cash

2 m8.2 m12 m
    GBPY, 2016


    210.4 k

    Financial Leverage

    3.1 x
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    WorldRemit Operating Metrics

    WorldRemit's Users was reported to be 2 m in Dec, 2017
    FY, 2015FY, 2016Dec, 2017


    3.5 m5.4 m


    2 m
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    WorldRemit's Web-traffic and Trends

    WorldRemit Online and Social Media Presence

    WorldRemit News and Updates

    WorldRemit attracts $40 mln Series C

    WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, has secured $40 million in Series C funding. LeapFrog Investments led the round with participation from return backers Accel and Technology Crossover Ventures.

    WorldRemit Company Life and Culture

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