TransferWise

  • TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus to speak at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

    TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus to speak at Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

    TechCrunch Disrupt in London is fast coming up on December 5-6, and the speakers just keep coming. Today we’re delighted to say Taavet Hinrikus is also joining. Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise, the international money transfer platform. At TransferWise, he looks after marketing, product development, PR, and investor relations. Hinrikus also serves as an Advisor at… Read More

  • Developing a global financial architecture Crunch Network

    Developing a global financial architecture

    The movement of capital around the globe is of paramount importance to an increasingly globalized society. As companies, workers and jobs become more fluid across permeable borders, it will become increasingly necessary to move money freely without arduous costs or constraints. Yet no comprehensive solution exists today that resolves the issues damming the flow of capital across borders. Read More

  • Money transfer company TransferWise raises further $26M at a $1.1B valuation

    Money transfer company TransferWise raises further $26M at a $1.1B valuation

    After months of rumours, TransferWise, the London headquartered money transfer startup and fintech darling, has confirmed that it has raised a further round of funding. Read More

  • Number26 Now Uses TransferWise For International Transfers

    Number26 Now Uses TransferWise For International Transfers

    Number26 is trying to reinvent your bank account. One by one, the company is looking at the traditional bank features and using more modern options to recreate a complete bank. Now, you can make international transfers in foreign currencies directly from the app. And the best part is that Number26 is using TransferWise to make you pay less fess. Read More

  • Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup Of 2015

    Meet The Startups Vying For The Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup Of 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, people from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in an event that’s best described as the Oscars of startups and technology. Read More

  • Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    UK-based mobile wallet app Yoyo Wallet has quietly brought their mobile payment technology to the U.S. and has been stealthily rolling out services with select partners in a private beta. The company is planning its official launch in the first quarter of 2016. Beyond basic card payments, the Yoyo wallet provides loyalty programs and rewards offerings it can automatically deliver to… Read More

  • Families Get Screwed Sending Dollars To Mexico. TransferWise Does It 4X Cheaper

    Families Get Screwed Sending Dollars To Mexico. TransferWise Does It 4X Cheaper

    Money transfers are a crooked racket. They’re designed to hide just how much cash they steal from immigrant workers sending funds to family back home. Western Union, Moneygram, even PayPal’s Xoom trumpet that they only charge around $5, but quietly pocket people’s money by setting their own unfair exchange rate. TransferWise wants to put an end to all this bullsh*t. Today the… Read More

  • TransferWise Wants To Take Over The World

    TransferWise Wants To Take Over The World

    TransferWise co-founder and CEO Taavet Hinrikus took the stage at Disrupt London to tell his company’s founding story. TransferWise has had a big year, and it looks like 2016 will be a big one as well. Read More

  • TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus To Speak At Disrupt London

    TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus To Speak At Disrupt London

    He’s back. TransferWise co-founder and CEO Taavet Hinrikus was already on our radar at last year’s Disrupt London, but the startup has been growing nicely since then. After raising $58 million from Andreessen Horowitz and existing investors, the company officially launched in the U.S. That’s why we are excited to announce that Taavet Hinrikus will join us on stage at… Read More

  • 230 Entrepreneurs Rebuke UK Gov Plans To Curb Migration For Tech Talent

    230 Entrepreneurs Rebuke UK Gov Plans To Curb Migration For Tech Talent

    Plans by the UK government to curtail the number of skilled tech workers allowed into the country have received a stinging rebuke from over 200 of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. The founders of Lastminute.com, TransferWise, Zopa, Unruly, Crowdcube, Nutmeg and Shazam, amongst 230 other tech start-ups and investors, today sent an open letter, to UK Prime Minister… Read More

  • Tech Giants Sign Letter Against EU Laws To Hand Huge New Powers To ISPs

    Tech Giants Sign Letter Against EU Laws To Hand Huge New Powers To ISPs

    New European legislation which threatens net neutrality is set to go before the EU Parliament Tuesday. The EU is planning new rules it claims will ‘protect’ Net neutrality, but a leading legal expert says it will in fact do the exact opposite. Stanford Law Professor Barbara van Schewick, also Director of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, has collated signatures from… Read More