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TransferGo raises $10 million as global growth accelerates

TransferGo raises $10 million as global growth accelerates

  • Published: 16th June 2020

TransferGo, the fast-growing London-based money transfer company has raised $10 million from venture capital firms. The new funding brings the total amount it has raised to more than $54 million.

TransferGo growth accelerating

TransferGo has emerged as one of the fastest-growing fintech company in the United Kingdom. Launched in 2012 by Daumantas Dvilinskas, the firm has more than 2 million members, who have conducted more than 7 million transactions.

According to Daimantas, a substantial amount of growth has happened during the lockdown period. That is mostly because many people in the UK were at home in the past two months. Also, many high street money transfer companies were not operating.

This provides further evidence of what we wrote a few weeks ago. In the piece, we pointed out that “new age” money transfer companies would see accelerated growth because of the pandemic. That is because these companies have literally changed how people send money. For example, TransferGo enables cash recipients to receive it within 30 minutes.

As part of its growth, TransferGo has added new markets, including Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Ghana. This means that users can now send money to 32 countries.

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TransferGo countries

The new investment was led by firms like Revo Capital, Seventure, and Vostok Emerging Finance.

UK becoming a key centre for money transfer companies

The new deal solidifies London as a leading hub for money transfer companies. For example, money transfer companies like Transferwise, WorldRemit, CurrencyCloud, Paid, and Divido are among the fastest-growing fintech companies in the UK.

According to Crunchbase, Transferwise has raised more than $772 million at a valuation of more than $3.5 billion. At the same time, WorldRemit has raised more than $407 million and is now valued at almost $1 billion. Moreso, the popular online-only banks like Monzo and Revolut have introduced services that help their users send money.

The latest funding round by TransferGo provides further evidence of what we wrote a while back. In our analysis of the Western Union and MoneyGram transaction, we noted that more M&A and deals would happen in the sector.

The funding will help TransferGo reach new markets and accelerate the growth of its new initiatives. For example, it has launched a “Remittances as a service” product. It provides the API for this service to other finance companies to help them send money internationally faster.

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Crispus Nyaga

Crispus Nyaga is a full-time financial analyst and trader with more than 7 years in the industry. He has been fortunate to work for several fintech companies, mostly from Europe, Asia, and North America. His work is published in leading platforms like Seeking Alpha, Invezz, InvestingCube, Capital.com, and Marketwatch. Crispus operates from a private office in Nairobi.