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TransferWise is an online money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges. It lets expats, foreign students and businesses move money globally.

TransferWise is the clever new alternative to banks and brokers, that allows people to transfer money abroad at a lower cost than ever before.

TransferWise was founded in London in March 2010 by Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Kaarmann. Taavet was part of the small team that started Skype in 2003 and has recently worked with a number of startups as an angel investor and advisor. Kristo had a financial services background from Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

TransferWise uses technology developed by the people who built Skype and PayPal to remove all the fees the foreign exchange industry has kept hidden for decades.

TransferWise has raised a total of $396.4M in 7 funding rounds. The company received their last funding on Nov 2, 2017, securing $280M from IVP (Institutional Venture Partners) & 8 other investors in a "Series E" funding.

TransferWise in the News:

TransferWise to offer cross-border bank accounts.

Transferwise aims to kick off a new fundraising to take its value above £1bn.

Employee: Taavet Hinrikus
Title: CEO and co-founder
Email address: taavet.hinrikus@transferwise.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taavethinrikus/
Employee: Chris Sumbler
Title: Performance Marketing Director
Email address: chris.sumbler@transferwise.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-sumbler-63b62315/
Employee: Catherine Quinn
Title: HR Specialist
Email address: catherine.quinn@transferwise.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-quinn-3a284a111/