BitPesa’s 5th Anniversary: Celebrating 5 Years of Growth

Nov 19, 2018

Blink… And we’re five years old! From a makeshift office in a Nairobi living room to five fully-fledged offices across Africa and Europe, BitPesa has come a long way since November 2013. As we celebrate our anniversary this year, we are very proud that our loyal customers and dedicated team have brought in such huge […]

Sompo Holdings Partners with BitPesa to Revolutionize Cross-Border Payments

Nov 9, 2018

Tokyo, Japan–November 9, 2018–Sompo Holdings, Inc. (head office: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Group CEO & President: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “Sompo Holdings”) has announced a business alliance with BitPesa, leading digital foreign exchange platform and treasury solution based in Africa that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and […]

Spirited Frontier Uses BitPesa to Pay Suppliers on Time

Oct 15, 2018

According to a 2015 study by Accenture, Africa’s growth and attractiveness for business expansion and investment is unquestionable. However, Africa is a still a very complex market, and resource constraints make it difficult for many businesses to achieve profitability. Access to payments is one of the biggest challenges for a business that relies on supplies […]

How Savanna Sunrise Pays Travel Partners Like Expedia and

Oct 10, 2016 | Customer Success

Savanna Sunrise Group, Africa’s leading online Travel and Hospitality aggregator, uses the BitPesa platform to facilitate payments to major hotel booking channels across the African continent. The company works with over 350 hotels in 14 countries to automate online hotel bookings between international travelers and African hotels. Savanna Sunrise previously struggled with distributing payments to […]

Meet the Team: Nena

Aug 29, 2016 | Meet the Team

As August draws to a close, we introduce Nena Nwachukwu, BitPesa’s Customer Service and Communications Associate! Who are you? I’m Nena, short for Nnenna. Too many Ns in one name, so I removed them. (smiles) Where did you go to school? I schooled very close to home in Lagos. When I was younger, I attended […]

The New BitPesa Website is Live!

Aug 4, 2016 | Company Announcements

We’re thrilled to announce the new customer-inspired BitPesa platform! We have redesigned our website to make global FX payments easier, safer, and more efficient. Two years ago, we launched our payment platform in Kenya, with a mission to connect African payment infrastructure with the rest of the world. Since then, we’ve expanded to Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria […]

How Tunga Pays Developers in Uganda

Jul 11, 2016 | Customer Success

Tunga has created an online marketplace connecting African coders with global businesses. Together, the company works with a vetted community of developers who have exhibited proven skills, and a network of international businesses offering technical projects. Some of these coders gained these programming skills from Bits Academy, an educational institute that trains disadvantaged youths to become […]

How 3T Impex Trades with China

Apr 15, 2016 | Customer Success

3T Impex Consulting is redefining how international trade payments are executed. With an aggregate experience of over 50 years, the company works with trading partners around the globe and leads successful training courses across the UK, Europe, and Nigeria. Founder Bamidele Ayemibo left the banking sector seven years ago to launch 3T Impex. His firm has […]

Meet the Team: Jeff

Mar 23, 2016 | Meet the Team

On this month’s Meet the Team feature, we introduce Geoffrey Mogonchi, BitPesa’s Analytics Associate. Who are you? My name Geoffrey Mogonchi. I prefer when people call me Jeff. Initially I always felt people confuse me for Jeffrey, then I sought out the meanings and realized both names mean the same thing anyway. Where did you […]

How Premise Makes Payments to Africa in Minutes

Mar 22, 2016 | Customer Success

Premise is a San Francisco-based data and analytics company, that works to increase economic and social transparency in regions where data can be hard to track. The company tracks macroeconomic trends in real-time by collecting millions of observations on everything from food prices and resource scarcity, to electricity and healthcare access. Organizations such as the World […]

Meet the Team: Teresia

Jan 15, 2016 | Meet the Team

Happy New Year! In today’s Meet the Team post, we introduce Teresia Kairu, BitPesa’s Finance Manager. Who are you? My name is Teresia Kairu. I wish my name had an ‘h’ at the end i.e. “Teresiah” but that’s a story for another day. I am a Christian, an accountant by profession even though I’d like […]

BitPesa V. Safaricom

Dec 14, 2015 | Company Announcements

As a start-up grows up, it begins to get noticed by established companies. This is a great milestone in any start-up’s life. Should the established companies partner with the start-up? Should they copy it? Should they close their eyes and wait to see if the start-up withers? Or, should they try and squash it? For […]

UNA Welcome Nigeria! Karibu Uganda!

Nov 9, 2015 | Company Announcements

We’ve been hard at work in the past few months and we’re excited to announce that you can now use BitPesa to make payments to Nigeria and Uganda from anywhere in the world. BitPesa for Business Need to pay salaries? Invoices? Importers? BitPesa has now gone beyond allowing customers to make small mobile payments to […]

Meet the Team: Shiku

Oct 30, 2015 | Meet the Team

Team BitPesa is made up of fast and fearless members who are passionate about cutting-edge tech and frontier markets. Meet the Team will be a monthly post where you get to know our team members a little better. We start with Shiku Ngigi, Customer Service and Social Media Manager. Who are you? People call me Shiku. Shiku […]

BitPesa at the East African Trade Conference

Oct 29, 2015 | Events

On October 16th, BitPesa arrived in Dallas, Texas for the 7th annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference. The event connects East African professionals in the United States and East Africa. During the two-day event, BitPesa spoke with businesses representing transportation & logistics, financial services, healthcare, and energy. We flexed our muscles by offering the […]

Trade with BitPesa

Sep 8, 2015 | Company Announcements

We’re excited to announce that you can now buy and sell Bitcoin 24/7, all on one page! At BitPesa, we listen to what our customers say and improve your experience with this in mind. In the last few months, we have transitioned from manual trading to an automatic Buy Bitcoin system and now to BitPesa Trade. […]

BitPesa in DC!

Aug 31, 2015 | Events

BitPesa arrived in Washington, DC this past month to hold a networking event with DAWN (Diaspora African Womens Network). The event took place on the evening of July 7th in the collaborative and inspiring workspace of Impact Hub DC. Guests arrived spirited and ready to mingle; the foreground was set with plenty of wine and Mediterranean […]

BitPesa on the Move: Malindi to #GES2015Kenya

Aug 17, 2015 | Events

Team BitPesa has been busy this summer – so busy we had to blog about it! So in case you were wondering what we’ve been up to, all in the spirit of building a service that’s truly revolutionary, here you go: 2015 Retreat We have grown into quite a team in the past year. In […]

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