TransferWise was founded in 2010 with the vision of making international money transfers instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free.

In this workshop, TransferWise's APAC debit card product team will share their market expansion strategy and insights on building a global product.

TransferWise is Europe’s most valuable fintech, making it easy for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally to transfer money across borders. With its simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless.

It is one of the world’s fastest-growing tech firms having raised $689m in primary and secondary funding from investors such as Lead Edge, Lone Pine, Vitruvian, IVP, Merian Global Investors, Andreessen Horowitz, Sir Richard Branson, Valar Ventures and Max Levchin from PayPal.

Over five million people use TransferWise, which processes over £4bn in payments every month, saving customers over £1bn a year.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to navigate and overcome regulatory challenges to expand across borders 
  • How to build trust and reputation across APAC 
  • How to localise products that cater to global markets 
  • How to collaborate and scale autonomous teams across 12 offices

About the Speaker

Surendra Chaplot and Venkatesh Saha are responsible for bringing TransferWise’s debit card to APAC starting with Australia and New Zealand.

Surendra (Product, Cards for Asia Pacific) has over 7 years of experience in the internet industry, leading agile product teams across India and South East Asia. Prior to TransferWise, he founded 2 companies, led and scaled products across three startups. At TransferWise, he oversees product development across APAC region.

Venkatesh, (Head of Expansion, APAC & Middle East) at TransferWise, has over 12+ years of experience across Asia and Africa with a specialty in fintech, financial services, management consulting and government. He plays an instrumental role at TransferWise and leads the team in the opening of new currency routes, markets and products.

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