In 2017, over one billion migrants worldwide will have sent over $600 billion home to family and friends, dwarfing the foreign governmental aid their home countries receive. In the age of Venmo, these people are trekking to stores to pay fees averaging over 7% for transfers that typically take 24 hours or more to reach their recipients.
Wave’s mission is to change that by making sending money anywhere in the world as easy and affordable as sending a text. Since 2014, our app has allowed Africans in the US, the UK, and Canada to send money instantly and affordably to mobile money wallets in Kenya, Uganda, & Tanzania, saving our users countless hours and tens of millions of dollars in transfer fees.
We recently launched remittances to Ghana, where we’re growing quickly, and are looking to rapidly expand throughout Africa in the next year. We are working hard to scale our product and internal tools to handle more users and take on new markets. That’s where you come in…
HOW YOU’LL HELP US ACHIEVE IT
WHAT WILL MAKE YOU A GOOD FIT
We are a distributed group of six engineers and thirteen ops team members spread across three continents who are extremely excited about our mission. We play in bands, teach dance classes, write for 538.com & the Washington Post, played semi-pro basketball, and take trips to the arctic circle to capture the Northern Lights & a meteor shower all in the same night. We’re backed by world class investors including Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Y Combinator, and the cofounders of PayPal.
If interested, please contact our Head of International Remittance, Will Fogel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.